May 26

Job 24-28, Psalm 141

I had the privilege last night of assisting God in the bringing into this world of another one of His glorious creations, a 7 pound 3 ounce baby boy. I have probably delivered between 6000-7000 babies in my career.

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Marj Lancaster
May 25

Job 20-23, Psalm 140

There is a tendency for us to overuse certain Christian words such that we can forget or distort their meaning. God's grace refers to God blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it. It is God extending kindness to us though we are unworthy.

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Marj Lancaster
May 24

Job 16-19, Psalm 139

So often people describe what Jesus went through without any signs of emotion. They treat Him and what He did for us as though it was simply His job description. They explain it as though it wasn't so bad since He was God and therefore He could take it.

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Marj Lancaster
May 23

Job 12-15, Psalm 138

For anyone who has ever been involved in an automobile accident, there is generally those 1-2 seconds just prior to impact which seem to occur in slow motion when you realize you are powerless to alter your outcome and you simply brace for impact.

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Marj Lancaster
May 22

Job 8-11, Psalm 137

A couple of years ago, I asked my pastor, Pastor Lloyd Pulley, what he does when he is asked to preside over the services of a funeral for someone who has shown no evidence of accepting Christ as Savior prior to death.

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Marj Lancaster
May 21

Job 4-7, Psalm 136

We all have a vision at different ages of what we think our lives should look like. Under 20 you want to be accepted and popular with your friends and excel in activities and school. Next you want that perfect job, that perfect spouse, and those perfect children.

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Marj Lancaster
May 20

Job 1-3, Psalm 135

The other day a question was asked on this site: "Why would the Lord send a tormenting spirit?" The question referred to the spirit that tormented King Saul. In today's reading, the curtain is pulled back for us to get a glimpse of what happens and why this occurs not from an earthly perspective, but rather a heavenly one.

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Marj Lancaster
May 19

Zephaniah 1-3, Psalm 134

There is a tendency to place too much emphasis on the messenger and not enough on the actual message. As we continue through the many major and minor prophets the variation in their approach to God's message of judgment is vast, but each one issues the warning in an uncompromising fashion.

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Marj Lancaster
May 18

Habakkuk 1-3, Psalm 133

Now in its third year, The One Year Bible Challenge began January 2017. When the Holy Spirit began leading me into the various aspects of this ministry, one area that concerned me was the thought of writing a daily post.

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Marj Lancaster
May 17

Nahum 1-3, Psalm 132

At the age of 15, Joni Eareckson Tada, opened her heart to Jesus at a weekend retreat and made Him Lord of her life. Around 3 years later, just after her high school graduation, Joni misjudged the depth of water and dove into a shallow section of Chesapeake Bay.

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Marj Lancaster
May 16

Micah 5-7, Psalm 131

In 1988-1989, when I was finishing medical school and in my first year of residency I first went through the Bible cover to cover. I was just coming to faith, was studying on my own, not part of a church, and had just "found" the radio station AM 570 and heard Pastor Chuck Swindoll.

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Marj Lancaster
May 15

Micah 1-4, Psalm 130

Last year on 5/14/18 we witnessed truly an historic day. The nation of Israel was declared a nation in one day as prophesied in Isaiah 66:8 on May 14, 1948. The United States under Harry Truman was the first nation to recognize them as a nation.

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Marj Lancaster
May 14

Jonah 1-4, Psalm 129

Each of us prior to salvation in Jesus Christ were the captains of our own ships. Left to ourselves and influenced by the flesh, the world, and Satan we would guide our ships in one perilous direction after another.

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Marj Lancaster
May 13

Obadiah 1, Psalm 128

A number of years ago a high school senior in a Christian school became pregnant and she was not allowed to participate in the graduation ceremonies due to this. Many a Pastor has fallen in the area of adultery and they were removed from the pulpit and from the congregation.

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Marj Lancaster
May 12

Amos 6-9, Psalm 127

Billy Graham said, "I remember hearing a professor say that during His earthly ministry Jesus probably repeated Himself more than five hundred times. In college I had a professor who deliberately repeated himself three times.

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Marj Lancaster
May 11

Amos 1-5, Psalm 126

In 1992, in the race for the White House, one of the slogans popularized by candidate Bill Clinton was, "It's the Economy Stupid". We, as a nation, have strayed so far from our roots, which has led to our moral decay.

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Marj Lancaster
May 10

Joel 1-3, Psalm 125

In 1916, the poem written by Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken", was published. The poem concludes with, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." People much prefer to follow the herd for there is a level of comfort in belonging to the majority.

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Marj Lancaster
May 9

Hosea 11-14, Psalm 124

Most of us who are parents can reflect back on a time when one or more of our children openly defied or disrespected us. When one of my children was rebelling towards the end of high school and was just about to go off to college I sat down with that child over dinner in a restaurant.

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Marj Lancaster
May 8

Hosea 6-10, Psalm 123

Our Pastor, Pastor Lloyd Pulley, gives a wonderful example in his message on Hosea 6-8 that you can hear from our website, app, also on the bottom of the commentaries on the One Year Bible Challenge. When he was younger he went through a phase where he would go to dry fields and play with matches to see how far he could let the fire spread before he could put it out.

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Marj Lancaster
May 7

Hosea 1-5, Psalm 122

Many are familiar with the popular hymn, I Surrender All, written in the 1800's. We sing, "...All to Jesus I surrender, Humbly at His feet I bow, Worldly pleasures all forsaken, Take me Jesus take me now. I surrender all, I surrender all, All to Thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all."

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Marj Lancaster