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Day 93: God’s Favor and Favoring God

Deuteronomy 28, 29 and Luke 7:31-50 These chapters talk about what is means to find favor with God and to lose favor with God as the people of Israel. Luke also show us what life can look like when we show our favor of, or preference for, God. Deuteronomy 28: The first 14 verses of this chapter speak to the promises for…

Day 92: Creeds and Life Giving Words

Deuteronomy 26, 27 and Luke 7:1-30 These chapters of Deuteronomy turn us toward some of the creeds and liturgy of the Israelites’ worship. Creeds are a way of rehearsing what we believe in our faith communities. They are life affirming words. Likewise in Luke we get Jesus’ words which also bring life to those who…

Day 91: Insiders and Fruit bearers

Deuteronomy 23, 24, 25 and Luke 6:27-49 These passages deal who defining insiders and outsiders in the community of Israel. Insiders are those allowed to participate fully in the life of Israel and outsiders are kept out, even to the 10th generation. Luke gives us a glimpse of what “insiders” look like in Jesus’ kingdom.…