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“And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place: (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course:” II Chronicles 5:11 The NLT reads this way: “All the priests who were present had purified themselves, whether or not they were on duty that day.” Solomon had finished building the temple in Jerusalem and the day had come for it to be dedicated to the Lord. The priests gathered together and purified themselves to be ready for whatever was required of them. They would not all participate on…

“And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man? And she said, I will go.” Genesis 24:58 At the beginning of the year, when we begin reading the Bible through once more, the story of Isaac and Rebekah has always stood out to me. This year I am reading the New Living Version and enjoyed reading it once again. Can you imagine the excitement when Abraham’s servant appeared at the well and greeted Rebekah with the news that he had come with the purpose of finding a bride for his master’s son? Then as Rebekah…