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  • Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
    1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 36—Splendor. Israel’s great restoration in full splendor is predicted in this chapter. •Motivation of restoration: Israel’s enemies harmed and mocked Israel. •Manner of restoration: cities, land, and population restored. •Mischief before restoration: a reminder that Israel’s sin resulted in their being scattered among the nations. •Mercy in restoration: God’s mercy not Israel’s merit will bring the restoration. •Morals in restorations: Israel will be purged. •Magnificence in the restoration: Israel will be like Eden (v. 35).
  • if we are in Christ, these attributes will be ours also. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. - Jeremiah 17:7-8 https://biblegateway.com/passage?search=Jer.17.7-Jer.17.8&version=NKJV
    1. Have a blessed St. Patrick’s Day!
      1. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
        1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Deuteronomy 6—Teaching the Law. •Why to teach: the objective of teaching was to get people to “do” (v. 1) the law. Practical application to conduct should be the object of all spiritual teaching and preaching. •Who to teach: children were the special objects of the teaching. •When to teach: at all times (such as when you get up, when you are sitting in the house, when walking, when going to bed, etc.) and in all ways (by words and also by deeds such as posting the word on the walls of your house and other places). •What to teach: all the law, the submission to the laws, and the blessings from the law.
      2. But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. - 2 Peter 1:5-8 https://biblegateway.com/passage?search=2Pet.1.5-2Pet.1.8&version=NKJV
        1. By the way, Faithlife.com has its own built in Bible you can use. I believe when you type a reference, it links it to the built-in Bible (which is more convenient than Bible Gateway).
        2. I know, Ive used it before, the way I do it in logos if I want to share strait from there is i'll take a note but make it viewable for here. Its also easy to do though through biblegateway on IOS, just hit share and theres a thing that says post and then click this group and there you go. either way works fine for me personally.
      3. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
        1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 139—Marveling About God. Many things about God cause marveling. •Omniscience of God (vv. 1–6): He knows all. •Omnipresence of God (vv. 7–10): He is everywhere. •Omnipotence of God (vv. 11–16): His works •Orderliness of God (vv. 17, 18): sum of His thoughts. •Overcoming by God (vv. 17, 18): He overcomes opposition. •Obeisance to God (vv. 21–24): in patronizing and purity.
      4. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
        1. Here’s this week’s Scripture passage!
          1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Today’s reading is the longest Psalm and the longest chapter in the Bible. Its theme is the Word of God. There is a direct reference to God’s Word in all but six of the 176 verses (verses 3, 37, 80, 121, 122, 132). In this Psalm the Hebrew uses at least nine different synonyms for God’s Word (the KJV uses eight synonyms—word, precepts, testimonies, law, commandments, ordinances, judgments, and statues). Also a reference to Deity occurs in every verse except verse 121. The Psalm is a masterpiece of literary organization. It is divided into twenty-two sections, each section corresponding to one letter of the twenty-two-letter Hebrew alphabet. Each section has exactly eight stanzas—eight is the octave number in music—so the verse divisions are most appropriate. Also, in the Hebrew each verse alliterates (a good memory aid) within each section (e.g. in the first section, each verse begins with the letter aleph). A brief alliterated synopsis of each section of the Psalm is as follows: Aleph (vv. 1–8): reward in the Word. Beth (vv. 9–16): refined by the Word. Gimel (vv. 17–24): revelation from the Word. Daleth (vv. 25–32): rejuvenation through the Word. He (vv. 33–40): resolve to keep the Word. Vav (vv. 41–48): replying to others from the Word. Zayin (vv. 49–56): relief through the Word. Kheth (vv. 57–64): resorting to the Word. Teth (vv. 65–72): reform according to the Word. Yodh (vv. 73–80): rejoicing because of the Word. Kaph (vv. 81–88): reliance on the Word. Lamedh (vv. 89–96): ratification of the Word. Mem (vv. 97–104): relevance of the Word. Nun (vv. 105–112): radiance from the Word. Samekh (vv. 113–120): retribution by the Word. Ayin (vv. 121–128): rescue according to the Word. Pe (vv. 129–136): receptiveness to the Word. Tsadhe (vv. 137–144): righteousness of the Word. Qoph (vv. 145–152): requests based on the Word. Resh (vv. 153–160): revival through the Word. Shin (vv. 161–168): respect for the Word. Tav (vv. 169–176): remembering the Word.
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        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.
        3. this is interesting, notice it's twisted just like the crown of thorns placed upon our Lord's head? notice also it was purple and scarlet just like the robe they put on the messiah? the Jews knew what they were doing, rather they realised the similarities I don't know. it was just something interesting I came across. "“You shall make a breastpiece of judgment, the work of a skillful workman; like the work of the ephod you shall make it: of gold, of blue and purple and scarlet material and fine twisted linen you shall make it."