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    Christian Devotional – November 28, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ז What do we do as a practice? What defines all that we do? Read Psalm 119:49-56. Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. The arrogant mock me unmercifully, but I do not turn from your law. I remember, Lord , your ancient laws, and I find comfort in them. Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law. Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge. In the night, Lord , I remember your name, that I may keep your law. This…

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    Christian Devotional – November 27, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ו What is our hope in? Read Psalm 119:41-48. May your unfailing love come to me, Lord , your salvation, according to your promise; then I can answer anyone who taunts me, for I trust in your word. Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. I will always obey your law, for ever and ever. I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame, for I delight in your commands because I love them. I reach…

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    Christian Devotional – November 26, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ה We need God to turn oir hearts and to keep our hearts turned to Him. Read Psalm 119:33-40. Teach me, Lord , the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared. Take away the…

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    Christian Devotional – November 25, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ד Following God is a choice. Read Psalm 119:25-32. I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees. Cause me to understand the way of your precepts, that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds. My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me and teach me your law. I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws. I hold fast to your statutes, Lord ; do not…

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    Christian Devotional – November 24, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ג Open my eyes. There are so many things that God’s Word can show us, but we have to be open to them. Read Psalm 119:17-24. Be good to your servant while I live, that I may obey your word. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me. My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times. You rebuke the arrogant, who are accursed, those who stray from your commands. Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes. Though rulers sit together…

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    Christian Devotional – November 23, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ב How much do we love the word of God? As we continue in the next 8 verses through Psalm 119, we see just how much we should love and treasure God’s word. Read Psalm 119:9-16. How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord ; teach me your decrees. With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.…

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    Christian Devotional – November 22, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, א Psalm 119 is such a beautiful chapter all about the Word of God. Each 8 verse section starts with a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Read Psalm 119:1-8. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord . Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart— they do no wrong but follow his ways. You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. I will…

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    Christian Devotional – November 21, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #31 The rest of the story. As this amazing book comes to a close, we see how God continued to move. Read Esther 10:1-3. King Xerxes imposed tribute throughout the empire, to its distant shores. And all his acts of power and might, together with a full account of the greatness of Mordecai, whom the king had promoted, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Media and Persia? Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Xerxes, preeminent among the Jews, and held in high esteem by his many fellow Jews, because he worked for the good…

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    Christian Devotional – November 20, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #30 Esther finalized the decree. She took everything that had happened and she finalized it. Read Esther 9:29-32. So Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim. And Mordecai sent letters to all the Jews in the 127 provinces of Xerxes’ kingdom—words of goodwill and assurance— to establish these days of Purim at their designated times, as Mordecai the Jew and Queen Esther had decreed for them, and as they had established for themselves and their descendants in regard to their times of fasting and lamentation. Esther’s decree confirmed these regulations about…

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    Christian Devotional – November 19, 2020

    Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #29 Remember. Share the story and make sure that we remember what God has done. Read Esther 9:20-28. Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews throughout the provinces of King Xerxes, near and far, to have them celebrate annually the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar as the time when the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month when their sorrow was turned into joy and their mourning into a day of celebration. He wrote them to observe the days as days of feasting and joy and giving presents of food to one another…