I redeemed you from the land of slavery

It was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery. … I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke, will free you from being slaves, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm. Continue reading

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Give generously

She did what she could. … This poor widow has put in more than all the others. … They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on. Continue reading

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Behind the curtain

The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. … The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. Continue reading

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This world in its present form is passing away

Though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. … We were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces of the world. Continue reading

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The world languishes and withers

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Continue reading

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We have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. … The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. Continue reading

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Do not love the world or anything in the world

If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. Continue reading

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What value is there in circumcision?

Much in every way! … Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, circumcise your hearts, you people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, or my wrath will flare up and burn like fire because of the evil you have done. Continue reading

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May my meditation be pleasing to him as I rejoice in the Lord

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing. … For the Lord will take delight in you. Continue reading

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May your servant rejoice

We rejoice and delight in you. … I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil. … I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. … May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word. … The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. Continue reading

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