Category Archives: Hope

Psalm 124:1-8 – We have escaped

Psalm 124:1-8 1   If it had not been the LORD who was on our side — let Israel now say — 2   if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us, 3   then they would … Continue reading

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Exodus 1:8-2:10 – Hope in a time of oppression

Exodus 1:8-2:10 8Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to his people, “Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase … Continue reading

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Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 -What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart

Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28 10Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, “Listen and understand: 11it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.” 12Then the … Continue reading

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Romans 11:102a, 29-32 – Imprisoned All…Merciful to All

Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2aGod has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. … 29for the … Continue reading

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Psalm 133:1-3 – There the LORD ordained his blessing

Psalm 133:1-3 1   How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! 2   It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of … Continue reading

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Genesis 45:1-15 – God sent me before you to preserve life

Genesis 45:1-15 1Then Joseph could no longer control himself before all those who stood by him, and he cried out, “Send everyone away from me.” So no one stayed with him when Joseph made himself known to his brothers. 2And he … Continue reading

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Matthew 14:22-33 -You of little faith, why did you doubt?

Matthew 14:22-33 22Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When … Continue reading

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Romans 10:5-15 -One believes with the heart

Romans 10:5-15 5Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that “the person who does these things will live by them.” 6But the righteousness that comes from faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into … Continue reading

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Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b – Difficult and unexpected encounters

Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b 1   O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. 2   Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. 3   Glory in his holy name; let … Continue reading

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Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 – Betrayed and sold into slavery

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 1Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. 2This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; … Continue reading

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