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The most important message I picked up from today’s readings overall is to keep calm and pray on.
My primary takeaway from each of the passages was this:
- Exodus 13-14 – “Do not be afraid. Stand firm, and you will see what Yahweh will do to rescue you today…Yahweh will do the fighting for you; all you need to do is keep calm.”–Exodus 14: 13-14
- Mark 4 – We are the seeds and the crop. We are expected to place ourselves in fertile soil and yield a great and bountiful harvest. This parable means exactly the same thing as the parable of the talents. (Revisit the blog entry for Day 6: How does one create rich soil? How do we prepare ourselves for the mission God gives us?)
- Psalms 32 – God hears my cry for help, even when I have failed and made mistakes. He rescues me and has mercy on me when I admit I am wrong and ask for his help.
- Proverbs 1 – Wisdom and intelligence come from God, and all anyone needs to know about how to live with integrity, make wise choices, be prosperous, respond to adversity or the harm done to us by others, can be found in the book of Proverbs. When we seek to learn, God gives us guidance.
That’s what I got out of it. What did you get out of the readings today?
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