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Open Our Eyes

“For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thought and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

“Lord, open the King of England’s eyes.” These were the last words and final prayer of William Tyndale before he was put to death for translating the Bible into English. Two years later, King Henry VIII gave his permission for John Rogers’ English Bible. The King James Bible, published in 1611, was based heavily on William Tyndale’s translation.


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Heaven Is Real!

Today’s Scripture – “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” (John 6:38).

When was the last time you visited Sochi, Russia? Where it not for the Olympics I probably would know nothing about Sochi. When I was approached about doing some missionary work in Haiti I said, “Where is Haiti?” Part of the opening ceremonies at the Olympics was the Parade of Nations. Some of those countries I had never heard of before.


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Love The Lord And Teach Your Children

Ponder: How can we ensure that our children will be faithful to God?

Scripture: “Bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4b, NKJV).

Think of it! Israel had only recently come out of Egypt, where they had been exposed to rampant idolatry for centuries. Soon they would cross into Canaan, where moral and religious degeneracy exceeded that of Egypt. Israel craved idolatry, from Aaron’s golden calf to their insincere worship of the Lord (in their hearts they loved Moloch, Remphan, and other false gods, Acts 7:42, 43). How could they keep from drowning in the fierce currents of Canaanite paganism?


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