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Judges 6:6

Judges 6:6 (ESV): "6 And Israel was brought very low because of Midian. And the people of Israel cried out for help to the Lord." The best place to be on earth is at the feet of Jesus in heaven. In this humble position, We melt the heart of God. Humble yourself in ya sight of the Lord and He will lift you up (Jas 4:10).After some epic judges r...
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Judges 3:1-3

Judges 3:1–2 (ESV): "Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. 2 It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before." A common question man faces regarding the love/...
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Judges 3:1-2

Judges 3:1–2 (ESV): "Now these are the nations that the Lord left, to test Israel by them, that is, all in Israel who had not experienced all the wars in Canaan. 2 It was only in order that the generations of the people of Israel might know war, to teach war to those who had not known it before." A common question man faces regarding the love/...
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Judges 2:11-12

Judges 2:11–12 (ESV): "11 And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. 12 And they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they p...
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Joshua 24:14-15

Joshua 24:14–15 (ESV): 14 "Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region be...
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Joshua 23:10-11

Joshua 23:10–11 (ESV): "10 One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the Lord your God who fights for you, just as he promised you. 11 Be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord your God." Loving God is what keeps us free from idolatry and imprisonments. It's the love of Christ that constrains us (2 Cor 5:14). Thus we must a...
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Joshua 22:30

Joshua 22:30 (ESV): "30 When Phinehas the priest and the chiefs of the congregation, the heads of the families of Israel who were with him, heard the words that the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the people of Manasseh spoke, it was good in their eyes." Albert Einstein once said, "Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong...
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Joshua 21:44-45

Joshua 21:44–45 (ESV): "44 And the Lord gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the Lord had given all their enemies into their hands. 45 Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass." What does your s...
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Joshua 14:13-15

Joshua 14:13–15 (ESV): "13 Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance. 14 Therefore Hebron became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite to this day because he wholly followed the Lord, the God of Israel. 15 Now the name of Hebron formerly was Kiriath-arba. (Arba ...
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Joshua 11:23

Joshua 11:23 (ESV): "23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses. And Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. And the land had rest from war." How many times does God have to demonstrate to you that He will do everything He says He will do? He will never fail us...
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Joshua 9:14-15

Joshua 9:14–15 (ESV): "14 So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from the Lord. 15 And Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live, and the leaders of the congregation swore to them." Falling prey to deception is always a result of spiritual disconnection! When we are deceived it ...
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Joshua 7:1

Joshua 7:1 (ESV): "But the people of Israel broke faith in regard to the devoted things, for Achan the son of Carmi, son of Zabdi, son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took some of the devoted things. And the anger of the Lord burned against the people of Israel." Secret sin isn't harmless. You might be getting away with it but understand it is aff...
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Joshua 6:25

Joshua 6:25 (ESV): "25 But Rahab the prostitute and her father's household and all who belonged to her, Joshua saved alive. And she has lived in Israel to this day, because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho." God is a debtor to no man. He will repay each and everyone who blesses His people in tremendous ways. Rahab is ...
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Joshua 5:13-15

Joshua 5:13–15 (ESV): "13 When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, "Are you for us, or for our adversaries?" 14 And he said, "No; but I am the commander of the army of the Lord. Now I have come." And Jos...
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Joshua 4:21-24

Joshua 4:21–24 (ESV): "When your children ask their fathers in times to come, 'What do these stones mean?' 22 then you shall let your children know, 'Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.' 23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dri...
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Joshua 3:2-4

Joshua 3:2–4 (ESV): 2 At the end of three days the officers went through the camp 3 and commanded the people, "As soon as you see the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God being carried by the Levitical priests, then you shall set out from your place and follow it. 4 Yet there shall be a distance between you and it, about 2,000 cu...
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Joshua 1:1-3

Joshua 1:1–3 (ESV): "After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' assistant, 2 "Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all these people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tre...
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Deuteronomy 34:10-12

Deuteronomy 34:10–12 (ESV): "10 And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face, 11 none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land, 12 and for all the mighty power and all the great...
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Deuteronomy 30:6

Deuteronomy 30:6 (ESV): "6 And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring so that you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live." Life is all a matter of the heart. If our hearts love sin and evil we are choosing to die but if we will walk in the love God has put...
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Deuteronomy 29:17-19

Deuteronomy 29:17–19 (ESV): "18 Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Beware lest there be among you a root bearing poisonous and bitter fruit, 19 one who, when he hears the words of this sworn covenant, blesses hims...
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