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8 Sivan — Sifted As Wheat

It was on this day in 1940 that the extermination camp known as Auschwitz was opened. In the course of its existence, two and a half million people would be killed there.  Another 500,000 would die of starvation and disease. That totals about three million...
Daily Bread — Friday, June 14, 2024

Daily Bread — Friday, June 14, 2024

And it shall be, on the day when you cross over the Jordan to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, that you shall set up for yourselves large stones, and whitewash them with lime. You shall write on them all the words of this law. (Deuteronomy 27:2-3) From...

7 Sivan — With His Fiery Finger

7 Sivan — With His Fiery Finger

According to tradition, it was on this day that Moses received the first tablets of the law, written by the fiery finger of God, as in the book of Exodus:  “And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the...

Daily Bread — Thursday, June 13, 2024

Daily Bread — Thursday, June 13, 2024

The Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a holy people to...

6 Sivan — Let Him Speak

6 Sivan — Let Him Speak

Today is the day that our Jewish friends celebrate the festival known, in Hebrew, as Shavuot, or the Feast of Weeks. Most people in the western world refer to it as Pentecost because, in Greek, it is known as Pentecostus or “fiftieth” referring to the fiftieth day...

Daily Bread — Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Daily Bread — Wednesday, June 12, 2024

So you shall rejoice in every good thing which the Lord your God has given to you and your house, you and the Levite and the stranger who is among you. (Deuteronomy 26:11) Have you ever wondered why Paul felt it necessary to say that God loves a “cheerful giver”? It...

5 Sivan — Mandrakes Don’t Make Miracles

5 Sivan — Mandrakes Don’t Make Miracles

According to tradition, it was on this day that Reuben brought mandrakes to his mother, Leah. It’s recorded in Genesis 30:      “Now Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them to his mother Leah. Then...

Daily Bread — Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Daily Bread — Tuesday, June 11, 2024

So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. (Deuteronomy 26:8) In keeping with the theme developed in the previous devotions, in this verse Moses reminds us of what God did that...

4 Sivan — The End From The Beginning

4 Sivan — The End From The Beginning

According to tradition, it was on this day that Moses began to write the first part of the Torah, everything from the creation account until the revelation at Mt Sinai. If that is true, that’s a lot of writing to do in just a matter of a few days, not to mention the...

Daily Bread — Monday, June 10, 2024

Daily Bread — Monday, June 10, 2024

And you shall say before the Lord your God: “My father was a Syrian, about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and dwelt there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.” (Deuteronomy 26:5) As I mentioned in the previous devotion, some...

3 Sivan — Don’t Forget Who You Are

3 Sivan — Don’t Forget Who You Are

It was on this day that Moses acknowledged that the people had affirmed their desire to hear and to do all that the Lord would instruct them: “So it was, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came...

Daily Bread — Sunday, June 9, 2024

Daily Bread — Sunday, June 9, 2024

And you shall say before the Lord your God: “My father was a Syrian, about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and dwelt there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous.” (Deuteronomy 26:5) In the previous devotion we highlighted the...

2 Sivan — Proclaim His Praises

2 Sivan — Proclaim His Praises

According to tradition, it was on this day that Moses ascended Mt. Sinai for the very first time. On this initial ascent up to the mountain, God told Moses to speak to the children of Israel and say: “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on...

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