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“And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.” Deuteronomy 33:24-25. In Chapter 33 of Deuteronomy, Moses is pronouncing blessings upon each of the tribes of Israel.  After leading them for many years, he is now about to be taken away from them.  He makes predictions and promises about what awaits them in the future. I like the last phrase of his prophecy to Asher: “As thy…

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” Psalm 42:5 Sometimes it comes upon us suddenly and unawares.  There is a feeling of apprehension, heaviness, something is making us uneasy or concerned and we just don’t understand why.  Perhaps things have been going well so far today, but then this hits us.  We begin to question where the thoughts are coming from and why we are feeling this way. Like the Psalmist, when this happens, we know…

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. Psalm 119:11 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 I remember the exact moment when I finished reading though the Bible for the first time. I was in my second year at Bible College and I was snuggled in bed. Up to this point I had tried to finish reading my Bible through in a year, but without success. However, something shifted in me when I became resolute to know God more, I became addicted to…