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  • Here's this week's Scripture passage!
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      1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 121—Preservation. Israel will be preserved by the God Who does not “slumber or sleep.”
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      1. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
        1. Here's this week's Scripture passage!
          1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 10—Departing of Glory. God said He would meet with Israel between the cherubims of the ark (Exodus 25:22) and there the glory of God would especially be located. This chapter reports it departing from there. •Scene of the departing: Ezekiel sees a vision of the glory of God portrayed like he had seen it in his calling earlier. •Scattering in the departing: coals of fire are scattered over Jerusalem (a picture of fiery judgment). •Stages of departing: from the ark to the door of the Temple (v. 4) then finally to the east gate of the Temple (v. 19). Later in the next chapter, it will depart to the Mount of Olives east of the city. “Icabod” is written over Jerusalem (“the glory is departed” 1 Samuel 4:22).
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          1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Joshua 1—Commands for Journeying. The book of Joshua begins with a flurry of commands from God for Joshua and from Joshua for the Israelites regarding their journey into the promised land. •Commands for Joshua: God gave Joshua an edict to get moving; an encouragement about the promised land; and an exhortation to be strong in spirit and in the Scriptures. •Commands from Joshua: they were for the executive officers to get the people ready, and for the eastern tribes to be faithful to their agreement.
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          1. Insight from Butler’s Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 22—Deserted. The crucifixion of Christ is portrayed plainly in this Psalm. Three of the most notable references to this Psalm at the cross of Christ are “My God, my God why hast thou forsaken me” (v. 1). “He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him; let him deliver him” (v. 8). “They parted my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture” (v. 18). •Complaint of desertion: “Why?” was he deserted; “Why?” is his prayer not answered, “Why?” were the fathers (patriarchs) not deserted but he is. •Conditions of desertion: despised, mocked, weak, wounded, stripped (of garments). •Ceasing of desertion: the chapter ends in praise in anticipation of help from God.
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            1. Insight from Butler's Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 21—The last chapter in today’s reading addresses a number of the same subjects seen in previous chapters. Five subjects are especially emphasized. •Wrong attitude (vv. 4, 24): pride produces much evil. •Words (vv. 6, 23, 28): a lying tongue does evil but a good tongue helps to keep one from evil. •Women (vv. 9, 19): better to live in secluded places than with a contentious woman. •Without (vv. 13, 17, 20): the truly poor need to be helped but some poverty is caused by those who waste their money in foolish spending. •Work (vv. 25, 26): sluggards want great things, but they are too lazy to work for them.