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February 21, 2024

John 8:12–30(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction John 8:12–30: In the debate between Jesus and his opponents, Jesus is questioned about who his father is, and he draws upon the Divine Name, “I Am Who I Am” to define his connection to God, his Father. John’s Gospel includes seven of Jesus’s “I Am” sayings (6:35, 48; 8:12; […]

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February 20, 2024

John 8:1–11(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction John 8:1–11: The religious leaders bring to Jesus a woman caught in adultery and seek to test him by asking for his judgment in the matter. Jesus once again confounds them with his response. Scripture Reading 8 Then everyone went home, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early the next […]

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February 19, 2024

John 7:25–53(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction John 7:25–53: Jesus continues to speak openly in the Temple, and some of the religious leaders seek to have Jesus arrested. Division arises among the people listening to Jesus. Scripture Reading 25 Some of the people of Jerusalem said, “Isn’t this the man the authorities are trying to kill? 26 Look! He is […]

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February 18, 2024

John 7:1-24(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction John 7:1–24: Jesus returns to Galilee and meets with his brothers, who urge him to go to Judea to attend the Festival of Shelters (also known as the Feast of Booths or Tabernacles). This autumn agricultural celebration commemorated God’s providing for the people during their journey in the desert following […]

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February 17, 2024

Psalm 108(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction Psalm 108: In today’s reading, the writer prays for help while he expresses confidence in God. Verses 7–9 refer to the land of Israel and its neighbors. Shechem was in the territory of Manasseh west of the Jordan River. Sukkoth and Gilead were in the territory of Manasseh east of […]

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February 16, 2024

Psalm 107(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction Psalm 107: Today’s reading speaks of God’s unfailing love by describing God’s saving acts in four instances—coming to the aid of those wandering in the desert, rescuing those suffering in prison, healing the sick and those close to death, and rescuing those in trouble at sea—saving all from their distress. […]

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February 15, 2024

Psalm 57(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction Psalm 57: This psalm is an individual prayer for God’s protection from enemies. It is attributed to David at a time when he was hiding in a cave while running away from King Saul (see 1 Samuel 24). The psalm includes two refrains (verses 5, 11) that attest to the […]

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February 14, 2024

Psalm 51(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction Psalm 51: Today’s reading is a psalm asking for God’s forgiveness, and it is attributed to King David. After David had arranged to have Uriah killed in battle so that he could marry Bathsheba, who was pregnant with David’s child, the prophet Nathan confronted David with his sin (see 2 […]

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February 13, 2024

John 6:60-71(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction John 6:60–71: Today’s reading concludes the discourse that began with verse 25 (see yesterday’s reading). Jesus is aware that there are those in the crowd who will choose to turn away. Jesus says that God’s Spirit gives life, and Simon Peter affirms that Jesus is the Holy One who has […]

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February 12, 2024

John 6:25-59(GNT)

God’s Guiding Word: Love Introduction John 6:25–59: The day after Jesus miraculously fed the people, the crowd went looking for him. When they found him, Jesus explained the difference between the manna that their ancestors ate in the desert and the “real bread from heaven.” Yet there were people in the crowd who took issue […]

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