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    Christian Devotional – December 24, 2020

    Before the Silence, #5 What are we teaching? Now God starts the explain the concerns with those who are teaching. Read Malachi 2:7-9. “For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth. But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,” says the Lord Almighty. “So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law.”Malachi 2:7‭-‬9 NIVhttps://bible.com/bible/111/mal.2.7-9.NIV Have we…

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    Christian Devotional – December 23, 2020

    Before the Silence, #4 As God explains the importance of the covenant, he also shares just how terribly the people have broken the covenant. Read Malachi 2:1-6. “And now, you priests, this warning is for you. If you do not listen, and if you do not resolve to honor my name,” says the Lord Almighty, “I will send a curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not resolved to honor me. “Because of you I will rebuke your descendants ; I will smear on your faces the dung from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with…

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    Christian Devotional – December 22, 2020

    Before the Silence, #3 What do we offer to God? Read Malachi 1:11-14. My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’ And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the Lord Almighty. “When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the Lord…

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    Christian Devotional – December 20, 2020

    Before the Silence, #2 Commit and don’t be halfhearted. As the book of Malachi continues, we see the concerns that God mentions. Read Malachi 1:6-10. “A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty. “It is you priests who show contempt for my name. “But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’ “By offering defiled food on my altar. “But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’ “By saying that the Lord ’s table is contemptible. When you offer blind…

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    Christian Devotional – December 19, 2020

    Before the silence, #1 Malachi, the final prophecy before 400 years of silence. How can we learn from these words? Read Malachi 1:1-5. A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. “I have loved you,” says the Lord . “But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’ “Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord . “Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.” Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.” But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may…

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    Christian Devotional – December 18, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ת I need help! That is what the psalmist says and often, that is what we say as well. Read Psalm 119:169-176. May my cry come before you, Lord ; give me understanding according to your word. May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise. May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees. May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous. May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts. I long for your salvation, Lord , and your law gives me delight. Let me live that I…

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    Christian Devotional – December 17, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ש Looking for peace? How about a firm footing? God’s Word provides that. Read Psalm 119:161-168. Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word. I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. I hate and detest falsehood but I love your law. Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws. Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. I wait for your salvation, Lord , and I follow your commands. I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly. I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways…

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    Christian Devotional – December 16, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ר Save me! How many times have we cried to God for deliverance? Read Psalm 119:153-160. Look on my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law. Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise. Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees. Your compassion, Lord , is great; preserve my life according to your laws. Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes. I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word. See how I love your precepts; preserve…

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    Christian Devotional – December 15, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, ק Night owl? Or early bird? Either way, God’s Word has the promises you need. Read Psalm 119:145-152. I call with all my heart; answer me, Lord , and I will obey your decrees. I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises. Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, Lord , according to your laws. Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they…

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    Christian Devotional – December 13, 2020

    Blessed is the Word, פ We need God’s mercy. What’s great is that it is always available. Read Psalm 119:129-136. Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts. Make your face shine on your servant and teach me your decrees. Streams of tears flow from…