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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 6:1-21

Again today, we get a look at the Philistine's thinking with regard to the ark of the covenant, and we also get to see how they handled its return to the Israelites. The Philistines were clearly knowledgeable about God's dealing with the Egyptians and, at some level, were fearful of God and even acknowledged that they needed to make amends for their wrongful taking of the ark.

Chapter 6 fleshed out what I mentioned yesterday about the Philistines knowing they were dealing with an all-powerful God, yet refusing to acknowledge, accept and submit to Who God is--the one true God. Chapters 5 and 6 provide us with a picture of how sin can absolutely cloud our vision, especially when it is unchecked, ongoing and unconfessed, thus keeping us from recognizing, submitting and serving God.

Do you keep a short account (in other words--daily, hourly, or minute to minute) with God when it comes to asking for forgiveness for wrong actions, thoughts, words, attitudes, etc.? Why is this important? Tami

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Ee certainly don't want to allow the things that come between us and God to linger and pile up. In addition, there's nothing greater than living as closely to Him as we're able.

Psalm 139
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;

And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.
I ask God everyday to continue his good works in and through me.
I acknowledge I am a sinner and need his Holy Spirit to guide me and convict my heart of my sinful natures.

Certainly try to, however I WILL forget or miss it. That is why I do an inventory then 2-way prayer & meditation at the days end. I get a list of people or things that I need to make amends for or to

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