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July 10—Provision The word for today is provision. “Abraham answered, ‘God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.’ And the two of them went on together. … Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provid...

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July 9—Worship The word for today is worship. “He said to his servants, ‘Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you’” (Gen. 22:5). “Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Exod. 34:14). “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the grou...

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July 8—Protection The word for today is protection. “After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward’” (Gen. 15:1). “The Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you’” (Josh. 10:8). “All those gathered here will know t...

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July 7—Presence The word for today is presence.  “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (Gen. 28:15-16). “The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’” (Exod. 33:14). “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me wi...

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July 2—Character The word for today is character. “Even if these three men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord. … as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they could save neither son nor daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness” (Eze...

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June 28—Prejudice The word for today is prejudice. “They served him by himself, the brothers by themselves, and the Egyptians who ate with him by themselves, because Egyptians could not eat with Hebrews, for that is detestable to Egyptians” (Gen. 43:32). “Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite” (Num. 12:1). “And he said to...

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June 26—Pessimism The word for today is pessimism. “Abraham fell face down; he laughed and said to himself, ‘Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at the age of ninety?’ And Abraham said to God, ‘If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!’” (Gen. 17:17-18). “But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Phar...

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June 24—Mercy The word for today is mercy. “And may God Almighty grant you mercy before the man so that he will let your other brother and Benjamin come back with you. As for me, if I am bereaved, I am bereaved” (Gen. 43:14). “Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer” (Ps. 4:1). “Blessed are the merciful, fo...

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June 14—Heart The word for today is heart. “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Prov. 4:23). “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matt. 5:8). “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time” (Gen. 6:5). “I will praise you, O Lor...

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June 12—Hatred The word for today is hatred. “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it’” (Gen. 4:6-7). “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (Luke ...

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