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  • Here's this week's Scripture passage!
    1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 1—Paths. There are just two paths in life. •Path of good: it involves separation from evil, the Scriptures in the heart, and success on the journey. •Path of guile: its value is chaff; its verdict is condemnation.
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    1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 40—Soothing by God. •Comfort from God: the change from condemnation to consolation is evident right at the beginning in this chapter. •Calling for God: this prophecy speaks of John the Baptist calling men to Christ. •Communication from God: it especially tells about the brevity of life and the eternality of the Word of God. •City of God: some encouraging words about Zion (Jerusalem). •Care of God: the care by the Great Shepherd, a reference to Christ. •Character of God: two truths are emphasized about His character—His creating powers and His contrast to idols. •Capability from God: especially for those who wait upon Him.
  • Greetings Everyone!!! I just wanted to get a general feel for the over eschatology within the group. Im trying to do a comparative study the book of revelation and would like some real-time input!!!
    1. Here's this week's Scripture passage as we get closer to the New Year!
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 43—Redemption. Israel’s return to the land is spoken of as redemption. •Reassurance of redemption: Israel is not to fear; God will redeem and preserve them. •Reason for redemption: Israel is precious to and loved by God. •Ransom for redemption: Egypt, Ethiopia, etc. are made a ransom for Israel—they died (in judgment) so Israel could return to the land. •Regathering in redemption: Israel will be regathered from around the world and taken back to Palestine. •Reporting of the redemption: Israel will be witnesses of Jehovah’s redemptive work (the true Jehovah witnesses are the Jews not the cult that claims this name). •Revenge in the redemption: God will take vengeance on Israel’s enemies. •Rebuke for the redeemed: for their lack of devotion to God—“thou has been weary of me, O Israel.” •Removal in redemption: God will blot out their sins and not remember their sins.
    2. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage! Have a blessed Christmas!
      1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 7—Villains. •Suppression by the villains: Samaria (northern Israel led by their king Remaliah) and Syria (led by their king Rezin) united to attack Judah whose king at that time was Ahaz. •Sign about the villains: the virgin birth (v. 14) was the sign that the villains would not succeed against Judah—this sign was a prophesy of the virgin birth of Jesus Christ as referred to in Matthew 1:22, 23. •Siege after the villains: Judah would be attacked by Assyria because of Judah’s wickedness.
    3. Due to Internet going down tomorrow with the flooring replacement, posting this early.
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 104—Creating by God. The creation Psalm. It is like early chapters of the book of Genesis. •Power for creating (vv. 1–5): “laid the foundations of the earth.” •Partitioning in creating (vv. 6–9): dividing the land from the water. •Provisions in creation (vv. 10–18): providing of water, vegetation, and food for animals and man. •Periods in creating (vv. 19–23): sun and moon for day and night periods. •Ponds of creation (vv. 24–26): the seas and its traffic and inhabitants. •Philanthropy of creation (vv. 27–30): creation is dependent upon the Creator for sustaining of life. •Praise for the Creator (vv. 31–35): praise for God’s perpetuity (He is eternal); power (He looks and the earth trembles; He touches and the earth smokes); preciousness (meditating on Him is sweet); and purity (He consumes the wicked).
    4. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 40—Soothing by God. •Comfort from God: the change from condemnation to consolation is evident right at the beginning in this chapter. •Calling for God: this prophecy speaks of John the Baptist calling men to Christ. •Communication from God: it especially tells about the brevity of life and the eternality of the Word of God. •City of God: some encouraging words about Zion (Jerusalem). •Care of God: the care by the Great Shepherd, a reference to Christ. •Character of God: two truths are emphasized about His character—His creating powers and His contrast to idols. •Capability from God: especially for those who wait upon Him.
    5. Happy Thanksgiving!
      1. Here's this week's Scripture passage! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
        1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 100—Goodness of God. •Praise for His goodness: in song (v. 1); in service (v. 2); in the sanctuary (v. 4). •Particulars of His goodness: we are formed by God (creation); in the family of God (“his people”); and favored by God (mercy.).
      2. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
        1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 27—Satisfaction. The Psalmist is satisfied with •God’s salvation: so great he fears no one. •God’s sanctuary: wants to dwell in it all his days. •God’s security: in His pavilion. •God’s steadfastness: parents may forsake but not God. •God’s statutes: teach me thy ways. •God’s strength: wants it.