November 30, 2020 – Whose Vision Is It?

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Whose Vision Is It?

November 30, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:16-18 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall. Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     A vision! Sounds like someone closed their eyes and somehow received this vision. It brings memories of Bible stories where God brought information through prophets by visions. I have heard preachers tell of their vision for new buildings or schools. Missionaries talk about their vision for the mission field and people of another land. Evangelists share a vision for America and the church. Some back up this need and vision by using this verse. “Where there is no vision the people perish.” The problem is they stopped quoting to soon.

    The vision referred to in this verse is not to be our vision. It is to be God’s vision. The word vision here means “Prophetic Revelation.” The second part of that verse says, “but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” We no longer need God to implant visions in us for the future. The Bible is our complete “Prophetic Revelation.” God does not need another messenger with a new message. He needs messengers to carry out the old message that makes people new creations in Him.

    I believe the pastors, evangelists, and missionaries who used this passage were sincere. I believe God works in us and places burdens in hearts for places of service. I also believe those Ministry related visions truly came from time in the Word and understanding God’s desire on their life. God will impart wisdom in the hearts of man to carry out earthly visions.

  Nevertheless, we must be sure we understand scripture as it is written. Without a vision, people do perish. Without a Word from God, people will perish. How do we get that Word? Read the Bible daily and share it often.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    A song says, “Rescue the perishing, care for the dying, Jesus is merciful, Jesus will save.” We might pray; Rescue us Oh Lord, from perishing without your Word. Help us Father, not to navigate life without prophetic guidance from your Holy Word, lest we perish without your Vision. Amen.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 30, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  1 Corinthians 15 – 16     /  Proverbs 29:16-18

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Daniel 5-6          /    1 John 1-2

 

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       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 28 & 29, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

November 28 & 29, 2020


Proverbs 29:2

When the righteous are in
authority,
the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule,
the people mourn
.

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As you know by now, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we only publish our Devotional Thoughts on Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying this past week, and if we will be going into the following chapter the next week, we encourage you to read that chapter as well.       

There are never Devotions on Sunday. 

Thank you for joining us as we
journey together
Through Proverbs in 2020.

 

WEEK 47 – Day 6

     On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Proverb we have written from this past week and the week to come.

Proverbs 28-29

WEEK 47 – Day 7

     Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastor’s heart. Whatever Scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.

 

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS

November 30, 2020  1 Corinthians 15 –   16    Proverbs 29:16 – 18
December 1, 2020    2 Corinthians 1   –   7       Proverbs 29:19 – 21
December 2, 2020    2 Corinthians 8   –   13    Proverbs 29:22 – 25
December 3, 2020    Galatians                           Proverbs 29:26 – 27
December 4, 2020    Ephesians                         Proverbs 30:1 – 4
December 5, 2020    Proverbs 29-30             
December 6, 2020   No Passages Assigned  
 

 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

November 30, 2020   Daniel 5-6                      1 John 1-2
December 1, 2020     Daniel 7-8                      1 John 3
December 2, 2020     Daniel 9-10                    1 John 4
December 3, 2020     Daniel 11-12                  1 John 5
December 4, 2020     Hosea 1-4                      2 John
December 5, 2020     Hosea 5-9                      3 John
December 6, 2020   No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

November 28, 2020   Daniel 3-4                       2 Peter 3
November 29, 2020 No Passages Assigned

 

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Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

 

November 27, 2020 – Raise Up A Leader

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Raise Up A Leader

November 27, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:12-15 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes. The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    John Maxwell, in his book; “Developing the Leaders Around You” said, “Grow a leader – grow the organization.” In other words, as the leader goes, so goes the organization.

    Where would John Maxwell, a Christian author, get such an idea? I believe he probably got it from the Bible. That is exactly what verse twelve says. If the ruler is wicked, those around him who follow his lead are likely to be wicked as well.

    Why is that you may wonder. It may occur for a number of reasons. First off, a leader is going to bring on board those who he feels will support his decisions. If his decisions are going to be shady, he will need people of a shady character around him to get his ideas into play. Then again, often it is because the people around him have been trained to be like him. The ways of doing things are taught through the day-to-day operations. Many of them may not know any other way of doing things. Corrupt practices could just be all they have ever known. They too will then often treat others in a deceitful manner just because this is how they have learned to do things. Those who will not follow their unruly schemes are often looked down on.

    Often, we find that nothing will change in the lives of these people until real troubles come their way. Let them come down with a life-threatening disease. Money and position cannot buy health. It may afford different treatment, but life itself is given by God. In our text, it says; “The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.” God gives life to both the poor and affluent. Life and death situations will always seem to level the playing field.

        
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    When facing God someday, I want to be on the side that had compassion on humanity, like the king who faithfully judged the poor. How will we get compassionate leaders? We raise them to be that way. Godly parents setting Godly examples.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 27, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Corinthians 11 – 14     /  Proverbs 29:12-15

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Daniel 1-2           /    2 Peter 2

 

FaithFear

 

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 26, 2020 – Let Me Tell You Something

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Let Me Tell You Something

November 26, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:8-11 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul. A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     People get mad over some really silly things. They whine about it, stew over it, run it through their brain time and again, and then say, “I think I’ll just give them a piece of my mind.” I heard a man once say to someone who made that comment, “don’t do that, you have so little to begin with.”

    It just seems natural for most people to share their thoughts when they are angry. Occasionally, if this can be done in a calm and collected manner of conversation, it may even be constructive to do so. However, most often this anger comes out as a slur of hate filled slander that really does little to help solve whatever the problem is to begin with.

    Then there are those people who just seem to have a need to share all they know every time they see you. Fortunately, that will normally not take very long if you see them regularly. Why, because they do it every single time you see them, and they have shared everything they knew just not too long ago. They cannot know that much more in that short of time, right?

    Sadly, there are also people who will use those talkative types of people. They make them think they are their friends when in actuality they are not. To promote the latest gossip about someone or something these fake friends fill the heads of the ones who spill their guts when angry and then intentionally bring up something to get them upset. Then sure enough, when the next person brings up that subject, the person who loves to empty their brain of all they know, become like water from an open faucet, they pour out everything they have been fed. None of these people ever gain respect from those around.

       
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    This sin is often called gossip and God hates it. In today’s passage it says, “A fool uttereth his mind.” The problem is all they have is a small part of the account in their mind. They often do not know the whole story. Let us be wise believers and wait to find out what is on God’s mind before we talk too much.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 26, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  1 Corinthians 6 – 10    /  Proverbs 29:8-11

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezekiel 46-48           /    2 Peter 1

 

FaithFear

 

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 25, 2020 – Forever, For Free

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 Forever, For Free

November 25, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:5-7 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet. In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    If you want a test that will help you know who your real friends are, tell them you are broke. The wealthy seem always to have friends around. People clamor over them like dogs around a dinner table hoping that a little something might fall off to them. However, ask yourself, are these real friends?

    How would you like to live your life wondering if the people who say they are your friends really are or not? Wondering if they really like you or do they like what you might be able to give them. It does not have to be money. It might be that you have a talent and the only time these so-called friends ever come around is when they need use of that talent. It may be that you own an object they like to use, and the only two times you see them is when they come to borrow it, and then again, when you have to go get it from them because they forgot to return it.

    Often it is what you have that really has the friends. In the case of the wealthy, the money has friends. It is not the wealthy person, but their wealth that these people enjoy. Money will cause some people to be deceivers and false friends. Nevertheless, they always seem to be found out eventually. You cannot keep up a fake friendship forever.

        Those consider financially poor are far richer than the wealthy. Let me explain. The wealthy may have only a couple of real friends, but they do not know who they are in the crowd of imposters. They are socially bankrupt. The poor financially may have only a couple of friends, but they really know them. Ask yourself, who then is wealthy and who is poor?

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

        When looking for friends in this world, look to see why they are there. If you start out buying your friends time, when you run out of money, you will run out of friends. Jesus will always be your friend. He just wants to be with you and wants you to be with Him. Forever, for free.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 25, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  1 Corinthians 1 – 5    /  Proverbs 29:5-7

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezekiel 42-45           /    1 Peter 4-5

FaithFear

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 24, 2020 – We Have A Choice

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We Have A Choice

November 24, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:1-4 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    It appears that in today’s passages the Bible has once again pointed out a valuable truth we should all remember well. When good men are in a place of authority, people rejoice.

    The apparent reoccurring problem here in the United States and around the world, is the same problem the children of Israel had many years ago. It is the problem that once we begin to be happy and content, we also develop spiritual amnesia. We forget to keep the righteous in authority. We forget God blesses the right decisions which are made in accordance with His Word and His Will. However, He also allows the natural result of sin and destruction to take place when we willfully chose sin. When we allow those with perverted views of biblical morals to have the rule over us, we get what we ask for.

    To do nothing at all is the same, or even worse than placing them in authority in the first place. As Christians, we need to stand up for God’s Word. Not just at home, but also in our churches, our neighborhoods, and at work or school.

    We must also stand up for God’s truths in the decisions we make about our leadership. Our nation and children depend on us to hand over a future that will survive. Ungodly works will never survive. Even though no one else may see you when you cast your votes, God knows.  

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Pray for the leadership over you today. Especially if you believe, they are not saved. Pray someone will reach them with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray they will have the courage to stand up for what is right. This is truly a bipartisan action. We need to pray for ALL the leaders of this great land regardless of party affiliation. Be so thankful to the one true God who gave many of us this freedom we so cherish.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 24, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Romans 13 – 16    /  Proverbs 29:1-4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezekiel 39-41           /    1 Peter 3

FaithFear

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 23, 2020 – A World With No Crime

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A World With No Crime

November 23, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 28:26-28 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Could you imagine a world with no crime? There would be no murders, no theft, no rape, no drugs, and no crime of any type anywhere. What a different world this would be. There would be no need for police. Since there is no crime of any kind, when City officials hung traffic signals and signs, people would just obey them all. There would be no need for military might in any country. All countries would abide by borders and boundaries that were dictated by other countries and their people. In addition, since there is no crime, all any country would ever need would be civil laws. There would never be any beating of women or children, and no over taxing of citizens. Taxes and tax laws would be sensible, and all people would be glad to pay their share to help support this perfect government. No one would cheat on taxes so we would have no need for the IRS. A few accountants to count the money and deposit it in the banks would suffice. The FBI, CIA and all such agencies would be extinct. Finally, the evening news would have to report on some good things for a change.

    You probably have sat there and said, “Right, in your dreams preacher.” Well you are right, it is within my dreams. I look forward to a place called heaven where God rules and there is no more sin. Oops, I am sorry. We do not like to call it sin anymore now do we. Instead, we would rather just call it crime or social imbalance. It just sounds less religious.

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    How wonderful this world would be if we had no sin. Nevertheless, the reality is that there still is sin in this old world today. Our nation’s leaders need our prayers and support as they do their best to lead us to a safer and happier place to live. God is still in control, but He’s given us the rights to self-govern. We must pray for, vote for, and support Godly leadership.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 23, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Romans 9 – 12    /  Proverbs 28:26-28

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezekiel 36-38            /    1 Peter 2

FaithFear

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

NOVEMBER 21-22, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

November 21 & 22, 2020


Proverbs 28:20

A faithful man shall abound
with blessings:
but he that maketh haste
to be rich
shall not be innocent.  

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As you know by now, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we only publish our Devotional Thoughts on Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying this past week, and if we will be going into the following chapter the next week, we encourage you to read that chapter as well.       

There are never Devotions on Sunday. 

Thank you for joining us as we
journey together
Through Proverbs in 2020.

WEEK 46 – Day 6

     On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Proverb we have written from this past week and the week to come.

Proverbs 28-29

WEEK 46 – Day 7

     Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastor’s heart. Whatever Scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.


THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS

November 23, 2020   Romans 9 – 12               Proverbs 28:26 – 28
November 24, 2020   Romans 13 – 16             Proverbs 29:1 – 4
November 25, 2020   1 Corinthians 1 – 5        Proverbs 29:5 – 7
November 26, 2020   1 Corinthians 6 – 10      Proverbs 29:8 – 11
November 27, 2020   1 Corinthians 11 – 14    Proverbs 29:12 – 15
November 28, 2020   Proverbs 28 – 29
November 29, 2020 No Passages Assigned    


THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

November 23, 2020     Ezekiel 36-38               1 Peter 2
November 24, 2020     Ezekiel 39-41               1 Peter 3
November 25, 2020     Ezekiel 42-45               1 Peter 4-5
November 26, 2020     Ezekiel 46-48               2 Peter 1
November 27, 2020     Daniel 1-2                    2 Peter 2
November 28, 2020     Daniel 3-4                    2 Peter 3
November 29, 2020 No Passages Assigned


THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

November 21, 2020      Ezekiel 32-35               1 Peter 1
November 22, 2020 No Passages Assigned

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Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 20, 2020 – But I Want It

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But I Want It

November 20, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 28:22-25 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer. He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    “What in the world do you want?” I can remember my mom asking me that question as a young boy. Especially when I would stand around and say, “hey mom, hey mom, hey mom,” until finally she would say, “What in the world do you want?” At that precise moment, what I wanted was an answer to my question. In fact, that is all, “in the world” I could think of. I wanted the answer more than anything else in the world at that moment because it had totally consumed my mind.

    I think if we will remember that childhood experience, it may help us in our daily walk with the Lord. Ask yourself, why do we as Christians get to a place where we want what the world has to offer? Often the answer is simply we have allowed it to consume our thoughts. This want in life fills our mind, and then overtakes us as our hearts desire. It becomes all we think of. The cause of this is pride and an attitude of, “I deserve better.” What the world has may look good, but there is no real future, reward, or benefit at the end of a life with any possessions. The richest people in the world die the same as the poor.

    So how do we keep from thinking about worldly things? God gave us a way to do that too. He said in Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

          
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    The Bible says we need to come as a child to God. So maybe if we would look to Him for all our answers, like we did our parents as children, it would help us focus on what is important. I believed my parents had all the answers…and they had most of them. However, God really does know everything!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 20, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Romans 5 – 8    /  Proverbs 28:22-25

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezekiel 28-31         /    James 5

 

FaithFear

 

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

November 19, 2020 – Anything, For A Friend

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Anything, For A Friend

November 19, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 28:19-21 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Isn’t it great to have a friend? Someone you know that you can trust and rely on.

    Everyone wants to be liked. Everyone wants to be admired for who he or she is. In our world today, you see people everywhere doing whatever it takes to be liked. It happens in the schools. Teens will compromise their principles simply to fit in with the groups. It happens in the work force. Employers are asking more of employees and giving back less. However, we do it because we want to be liked, accepted, and we want to succeed. It may even seem if you do not do as others ask, then the supposed friendship is over. Why is it over? It is over because if we do not do what is expected someone else will, and he or she then appears to be his or her best friend.

   The Bible warns us about this attitude. “For a piece of bread,” a friend will leave you. That friendship was not based on love or respect, but on selfishness. The world we live in today does not think of what they can do for you, but rather, what will you do for them. A mindset of, if what is happening around me today does not benefit me, I am out of here.

    God’s Word tells us that we as Christians are to do just the opposite. It is not about what can I get, but what can I give. The Bible does not say go find people to love you, but rather, go and love your neighbor. Jesus said that He did not come to earth to be ministered to, but instead to minister to others. We need not spend so much time trying to please man, better still, just be a good friend. Please God with all you do, and you will have a real friend for all eternity.

          
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    If we are going to be more Christ like, we are going to have to get our eyes off self and back on the Saviour. In Luke 9:48 Jesus held a child and said, “he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.” This world needs a friend. A real friend. Be the best of friends and introduce them to an eternal friend, one who will never forsake them, Jesus.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  November 19, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Romans 1 – 4     /  Proverbs 28:19-21

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ezekiel 24-27           /    James 4

 

FaithFear

 

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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