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Sep 19, 2020

2CHRONICLES 7-8:
Yesterday we heard Solomon’s famous prayer at the dedication of the temple. He understood that the people would need forgiveness from the Lord, and requested the Lord’s mercy.

PROVERBS 28a:
Another favorite:

Pro. 28:8 NLT Income from charging high interest rates
will end up in the pocket of someone who is kind to the poor.

MATTHEW 10b:
Yesterday we heard the list of the twelve apostles, and the beginning of the instructions to them. It is clear that Jesus gave this message for all of us, not just the twelve. The word ‘apostle’ (which is a word transliterated from Greek) means ‘one sent with a message’ or a ‘representative’. This happens to be the exact meaning of a word transliterated from Latin: missionary.

GNT Translation notes:
2Chr. 8:4 GNT and fortified the city of Palmyra in the desert. He rebuilt all the cities in Hamath that were centers for storing supplies.
[GNT uses the name Palmyra is called by today, which comes from its Greek name. In the Hebrew and most translations, it is named Tadmor. Both names mean ‘Palm Tree’.]
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Pro. 28:2 When a nation sins, it will have one ruler after another. But a nation will be strong and endure when it has intelligent, [and] sensible leaders.
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Mat. 10:4 Simon the Patriot, and Judas[, from the village of Karioth//Iscariot], who betrayed Jesus.
23 When they persecute you in one town, run away to another one. I assure you that you will not finish your work in all the towns of Israel before [I,] the Son of Man[, come//comes].
25 So a pupil should be satisfied to become like his teacher, and a slave like his master. If [I,] the head of the family[, have been//I] called Beelzebul, the members of [my//the] family will be called even worse names!