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An Unlikely Heroine
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An Unlikely Heroine

Our final Old Testament hero of faith is an unlikely addition to the list. Not only was she a prostitute, she also was a Gentile—and a Canaanite at that. Keep Reading

Conquering in Conflict
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Conquering in Conflict

Forty years had elapsed since the Israelites refused to enter the Promised Land. That unbelieving generation had perished in the wilderness. Now Joshua was leading a new generation into the land. Keep Reading

Accepting God’s Provisions
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Accepting God’s Provisions

When the time came for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, everything on the human level said it couldn’t be done. Pharaoh wasn’t about to let two or three million slaves just pack up and leave. Keep Reading

Bearing the Reproach of Christ
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Bearing the Reproach of Christ

How could Moses, who lived 1,500 years before Christ, bear His reproach? Christ is the Greek form of the Hebrew title Messiah, meaning “the Anointed One.” Many Old Testament personalities were spoken of as being anointed for special service to the Lord. Keep Reading

Accepting God’s Plan
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Accepting God’s Plan

It has been wisely said that trying to improve on God’s plan is more pretentious than trying to improve the Mona Lisa with an ink pen. All you’d do is ruin the masterpiece. Keep Reading

Acknowledging God’s Sovereignty
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Acknowledging God’s Sovereignty

Like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Joseph was an heir to the covenant promises of God. His hope was firmly fixed on God, and he knew that someday his people would be at home in the Promised Land. Keep Reading

The Reluctant Patriarch
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The Reluctant Patriarch

Isaac is a fascinating Old Testament character. He was Abraham’s long-awaited son, the covenant child, the child of promise. Yet aside from that, he was rather ordinary, passive, and quiet. Keep Reading

Defeating Death
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Defeating Death

Commentator Matthew Henry said, “Though the grace of faith is of universal use throughout the Christian’s life, yet it is especially so when we come to die. Faith has its great work to do at the very last, to help believers to finish well, to die to the Lord so as to honor Him, by patience, hope and joy so as to leave a witness behind them of the truth of God’s Word and the excellency of His ways.” Keep Reading

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