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How to recount another year gone by

One of the most unusually repetitive Psalms is Psalm 136. Every single verse, and there are 26 of them, ends with the exact same phrase: “for his steadfast love endures forever” God’s “steadfast love” is His “gesed” (that’s the Hebrew word), a very special word referring to the great combination of promise keeping faithfulness and […]

Revisit your past

“Remember” and “do not forget” are often-repeated statements in Deuteronomy and important to its readers. Deut 15:15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; The principle of “love your neighbor as yourself” is the context. More importantly, the principle of “do to […]

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