January 18

Pastor's Note May we all see something of God’s redemptive work in our relationships. It is so good to read of the beginnings of God’s work of restoration and reconciliation in the lives of Joseph and his brothers. Good also,…

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January 17

Pastor's Note I am grateful for the vindication that eventually comes to those who walk faithfully with God. May our hearts be encouraged as we read God’s word today and recognize that, while it may take more time than we’d…

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January 16

Pastor's Note Today we are reminded of the sins and temptations that abound in our world. May our relationship with Christ be proved genuine by the “good fruit” Jesus spoke of in Matthew 12, which God has promised to produce…

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January 15

Pastor's Note As we read of the power of envy and jealousy in the life of Joseph, may we allow the Holy Spirit to bring great conviction when these destructive sins take root in our own hearts. May we learn…

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January 14

Pastor's Note The sad drama of Genesis 34 reminds us that sin has reverberating consequences. May God enable us to be people who stand up for righteousness like John the Baptist in Matthew 11. May we not be “reeds shaken in the wind”…

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January 13

Pastor's Note How good it is when quarrels are quelled and calm is established, even with the unscrupulous types like Laban. Sometimes, as Jesus taught us in Matthew 10:34-39, peace is not possible. And if it is not, we can…

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January 12

Pastor's Note I am reminded by our reading in Matthew that persecution is par for the course in the Christian life. If we stand up for him, there will be consequences from a society that is at enmity with its…

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January 11

Pastor's Note Again, in today’s reading of Genesis, we see the imperfection of God’s servants. Such observations should certainly make us thankful for the grace, mercy, and forgiveness we have in Christ. God is good to use imperfect people to…

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January 10

Pastor's Note We are only ten days into this year’s DBR and have already covered so much ground. I am grateful that you are reading God’s word each day along with us. Thank you for your investment in this fundamental…

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January 9

Pastor's Note It is good to read the Old Testament in light of the new. So glad that death is not the end. I can only imagine the joy of having relationships that were severed by death reunited in the…

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