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Join us as we read through the whole Bible in one year. Each week, we read chapters of the Old and New Testaments and The Psalms, and the daily devotional highlights a scripture to guide and enrich your Bible reading.  Written by Missionary Partner Debbie Galyen.

2 Timothy 1,2

by: Lowell Harrup

10/03/2022

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The four chapters of this letter to Timothy, Paul’s “dear son,” (1:2) are probably the last extant correspondence of the apostle. Paul’s concern with Timothy is with both his youth and his responsibility as a pastor. These two concerns often overlapped. 

Paul explained that Timothy’s apparent timidity did not originate with God, for God gives power, love and self-discipline. His challenge to Timothy was to join Paul in suffering (1:7,8) and to guard the message of the gospe

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Psalm 118

by: Lowell Harrup

10/02/2022

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This Psalm, writer unknown, was probably used in the temple worship. After clearly stating the theme of the Psalm to be unceasing praise to God (vs1-4), the writer, in one verse (v5) defines his experience: “From my distress I called upon the Lord; He answered me and set me in a large place.”

The particulars of the writer’s distress are suggested. He faced international enemies so numerous they were like bees, but the Lord helped him (vs10-13). He chose to see these problem

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Psalm 116,117

by: Debbie Galyen

10/01/2022

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“I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy” (116:1). From the Old Testament stories (Jacob, Hannah, Elijah) to Jesus’ encounters with the lame, blind, and demon-possessed, the Bible tells us that God responds with mercy when we call on him. When we are overcome by “distress and sorrow” (116:3), he is “full of compassion” (5). He helps us amidst situations of death, tears, and stumbling (116:8), so that we can walk with him “in the land of the living

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Isaiah 56-60

by: Debbie Galyen

09/30/2022

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“I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit” (57:15). Through Isaiah, God declared that he was not looking for a return to tradition; he was looking for humble, repentant people eager to follow him. Being religious wasn’t enough, because “on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers” (58:3). Instead, God looked for those who wanted to participate in his work, to promote justice and set the opp

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Isaiah 50-55

by: Debbie Galyen

09/29/2022

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“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news …who proclaim salvation” (52:7). To a people who had rebelled and were going to fall into enemy hands, God promised that “good news” was coming. Rather than helping them defeat Assyria, Babylon or another empire, God’s Servant would come to share their suffering and defeat sin itself. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace w

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Isaiah 46-49

by: Debbie Galyen

09/28/2022

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“I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth” (49:6). Isaiah prophesied that God would send his Messiah to rescue both them and the Gentiles. One day, the Messiah would “call to the captives, ‘Come out,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Be free!’” (49:9). No matter how far they had run away, God would not forget his people. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though

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I Timothy 5-6

by: Debbie Galyen

09/27/2022

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“But godliness with contentment is great gain” (6:6). Just like today, people in Timothy’s congregation were pursuing wealth as their ultimate goal. Paul reminded them, “those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction” (6:9). Rather than allowing their wealth to harm them or destroy relationships, Paul said, they should use it for the well-being of others. “Command them to do

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I Timothy 3-4

by: Debbie Galyen

09/26/2022

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“…you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth” (3:4). To elders, deacons, and pastors like young Timothy, Paul wrote that “life and doctrine” are meant to work closely together (4:16). Those who are maturing in the faith show certain behaviors like being self-controlled, gentle, and hospitable (3:2-3) because they are growing closer to Christ. Paul says, “the mystery

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Psalm 115

by: Debbie Galyen

09/25/2022

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“Not to us, LORD, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness” (1). The problem with idols, the psalmist says, is that they are “silver and gold, made by human hands” (4). Worshiping them is like worshiping ourselves. But the real God is in heaven, beyond our authority (3), and he is our “help and shield” (9). If we worship things that we control and make, whether idols or beautiful homes, careers, and pleasures, we find a dead end. “Tho

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Psalm 113-114

by: Debbie Galyen

09/24/2022

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“Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high, who stoops down to look on the heavens and the earth?” (113:5-6). The psalmist called on God’s people and the whole earth to praise him for what he has done (114:7). The Creator doesn’t judge the way people do or favor the rich and powerful; instead, “he raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes” (113:7-8). He has compassion on us and sends help, making

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Isaiah 41-45

by: Debbie Galyen

09/23/2022

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“Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth —  everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory” (43:6-7). Isaiah’s prophecies revealed the amazing truth that Israel’s Promised One would also be the Redeemer of the nations. In him, “the islands will put their hope” (42:1-4). The same God who called Israel out from idolatry (44:20) desired to redeem all people from spiritual slavery. “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you … you are mine

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Isaiah 36-40

by: Debbie Galyen

09/22/2022

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“On what are you basing this confidence of yours?” (36:4). Like the serpent in the garden, the field commander of the Assyrian armies tried to get Judah’s leaders to doubt God’s power and goodness. He questioned if the God of Abraham was any stronger than the gods of the nations which had already fallen to Assyria’s might. But King Hezekiah, although frightened, believed that God was real, while idols “were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands” (37:19

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Isaiah 32-35

by: Debbie Galyen

09/21/2022

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“The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever” (32:17). To a people threatened by mighty empires and tempted to lean on the wrong things, Isaiah declared that God was the source of true peace and security. When God’s Spirit is poured out (32:15), his people live without fear: making homes and doing their work, even though storms surround them (32:18-20). Isaiah called on the Israelites to take courage and trust the Lord

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I Timothy 1-2

by: Debbie Galyen

09/20/2022

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“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” (1:15). Paul urged Timothy to stay in Ephesus and help strengthen the faith of believers who were being led astray into false doctrine – “myths and endless genealogies … controversial speculations” (1:4). Rather than pointless arguments, Paul reminded them, “the goal of this command is love” (1:5). Paul urged them not to be distracted but to stay true to the messa

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II Thessalonians 1-3

by: Debbie Galyen

09/19/2022

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“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word” (2:16-17). Although the Thessalonians were enduring persecution patiently (1:4), they were also being disturbed by rumors about “the day of the Lord" (2:1). Paul wanted them to remain steadfast, focused on doing good in the present, and to “stand firm and hold fast to the teac

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