DECEMBER 12 & 13, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

December 12 & 13, 2020


Proverbs 30:5-6

Every word of God is pure:
he is a shield unto them
that put their trust in him.
Add thou not unto his words,
lest he reprove thee,
and thou be found a liar. 

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 49 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 30-31

WEEK 49 – 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

December 14, 2020   Philemon 1   – Hebrews 5      Proverbs 30:24 – 28
December 15, 2020   Hebrews 6    – Hebrews 9      Proverbs 30:29 – 31
December 16, 2020   Hebrews 10 – Hebrews 13    Proverbs 30:32 – 33
December 17, 2020   James                                      Proverbs 31:1 – 3
December 18, 2020   1 Peter                                     Proverbs 31:4 – 7
December 19, 2020   Proverbs 30 – 31
December 20, 2020  No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

December 14, 2020   Jonah                 Revelation 7-8
December 15, 2020   Micah 1-4           Revelation 9
December 16, 2020   Micah 5-7           Revelation 10-11
December 17, 2020   Nahum               Revelation 12-13
December 18, 2020   Habakkuk          Revelation 14-15
December 19, 2020   Zephaniah          Revelation 16
December 20, 2020  No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

December 12, 2020    Obadiah              Revelation 6
December 13, 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

DECEMBER 11, 2020 – Grass Is Grass

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Grass Is Grass

DECEMBER 11, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 30:21-23 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    As Agur continues his observations in life, he sees three things that are disturbing to humanity, and a fourth thing that is unbearable. What are these things?

  First, there is the case of a servant who is abruptly exalted to the level of leadership. All too often, the responsibilities of this role will go to their head and they become obnoxious to deal with. I remember when I worked as a manager in a restaurant with two other managers, we all said, “If I would ever become the General Manager I will never be like the current General Manager.” Then, one of the people got the job. Overnight the power went to his head and he became an absolute tyrant until they finally fired him.

    The second thing Agur sees is that when a person of lowly means is suddenly given all they could want they seem to forget where they came from. People who win state lotteries and squander it is often a great example of this timely truth.

  The third disquieting thing is the broken home of an odious or hateful person when married. What normally brings great joy to most people, in being married and having a partner to enjoy life with, turns ugly. Instead of a house of joy, the partner soon becomes a full-time target for the others hate.

  Finally, and worst is when someone whom you trusted catches the eye of your spouse. Slowly the affection, which should be given to you and your family, is taken away by another. Agur is so right. The wandering eyes of a spouse ruin many a home. Satan often uses this to not only to ruin homes, but also extended families, churches, and in some cases communities. This fourth thing we cannot and should not bear.


     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

  We need to be thankful for how God has provided for our needs today. The grass is never greener on the other side once you get there. Grass is grass!

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 11, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  2 Timothy 1 – Titus 3    /  Proverbs 30:21-23

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Amos 7-9           /    Revelation 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

DECEMBER 10, 2020 – The Wonder Of It All

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The Wonder Of It All

DECEMBER 10, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 30:18-20 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Agur stood in absolute amazement of some things he had witnessed on this earth. He watched, as the majestic eagle would open its large wings, allowing it to soar almost effortlessly across the sky with no trace of its flight.

    He was taken by the way, in which a snake, with no legs, could move its body back and forth to slither across a rock with no apparent discomfort or damage, and left no visible trail behind.

    He looked on with wonderment at how a large heavy wooden vessel loaded with cargo could stay afloat on the waves of the water. In addition, how the wake of this vessel, which was visible, soon would disappear back into the flow of the water and be gone.

  He seemed in awe of how man could charm a woman, their two hearts melt into one, but then looking back at the romance, it seemed as though it was always meant to be.

  As breathtaking as these things were and amazed as he was at them, he found a great sense of confusion as to how an adulterous woman could commit her sin and have no remorse. As though she had only done what was natural.

    Agur might have a heart attack today if he were to look around at how some people treat sin. Regarding it, as though it were not really sin, saying rather, it is a mistake, a lifestyle, or it’s just the way I am. In Eccl. 12:14 it says, “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Amazing huh!

    
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    God gave us so much good at which we should all be amazed. The birth of a child, the love of parents, and nature itself. What can we give back to God for His wonderful gifts to us? We can give Him an obedient heart full of wonder in Him.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 10, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  1 Timothy    /  Proverbs 30:18-20

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Amos 4-6           /    Revelation 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

DECEMBER 09, 2020 – When Is Enough, ENOUGH?

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When Is Enough, ENOUGH?

DECEMBER 09, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 30:15-17 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    A story is told of a young teen that had many friends who wanted to buy him a birthday present. This was made especially hard, as this teen’s father was exceptionally rich. He owned cars, several houses, and thousands of acres of land. All that the teenager could imagine having was available to him.

    As he matured, the father made more and more things accessible to him. Yet his father was wise enough not to give him everything all the time. If the teen’s conduct were good, the father would grant him privilege and access to all he could ever need. However, if this teen was disobedient the father withheld the advantage of enjoying that wealth.

     Therefore, the teen asked his friends to buy him the things his dad would withhold when he was bad. When the father found out, he was hurt. All that this young man would ever need in life was there if he would only obey. Yet, ALL was not enough. Consequently, the father then took the gifts others had given from the young man as well. Now, not only had he lost the use of the gifts, but he had also lost the good graces of his loving father as well.

     If we put our self in the place of this teen, and God in the place of this father, we might begin to understand when enough is enough. You see God is truly the wealthiest of all. He owns everything. If we are obedient to His will, He wisely grants us access to all we need and will use correctly. As we mature spiritually, He entrusts us with more. Sadly, many try to find a way to get everything outside of the will of God.

        
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

       When is enough, enough? Probably when we realize we already have access to it ALL already. God gives to us ALL we truly need. When God says it is enough, it should be enough.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 09, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  1 Thessalonians 1 – 2 Thessalonians 3    /  Proverbs 30:15-17

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Amos 1-3           /    Revelation 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

DECEMBER 08, 2020 – Can That Be Right?

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Can That Be Right?

DECEMBER 08, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 30:10-14 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty. There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    It seems in today’s culture more than ever before; sin has been made legitimate in the eyes of many. It has even been made to appear to be reasonable and ok in some main line religious denominations.

    The questions must be asked, when did God give man the right to call sin ok? For example, for most people in America, the Bible was for centuries understood to be the final authority in truth. However, now when the Bible says homosexuality is a sin and the world says it is a lifestyle, we who agree with and believe that the Bible is always right are called intolerant. When the Bible says pre-marital sex is wrong and the world says, “they are consenting adults so who does it hurt,” we who trust God’s Holy Word to be right are looked upon as being narrow-minded. When the Bible says come ye out from among them and be ye separate, and narrow is the way that leads to life everlasting, but the world says we are all alike and there are many roads that lead to God, we who maintain the Scripture to be accurate are looked upon as unable to see the big picture.

    I guess if the rest of the Bible is not true, then probably those people who question God’s Word do not believe this verse either. “There is a generation that are pure in THEIR OWN EYES, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” …. That cannot be this generation… Right? Or is it?

       
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    If you are faced with the choice between what God has to say on a subject and what man says about the same subject, here is a thought to remember. God has been around a lot longer and really knows a lot more than the person telling you that God is wrong. Hmmm!

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 08, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Colossians    /  Proverbs 30:10-14

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Joel           /    Revelation 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

DECEMBER 07, 2020 – Every Word Of God Is Pure

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Every Word Of God Is Pure

DECEMBER 07, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 30:5-9 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    There are thousands of books out today trying to explain, rearrange, re-write, define, deliberate, commentate, illiterate, make easy reading of, justify, rationalize, demonstrate, reconstruct, redo, present, reword, clarify, disambiguate, illuminate, alter, illustrate, spell out, organize, fix up, paraphrase, amend, modify, revamp, boil down, render, revise, restate, translate, summarize, and condense the Bible.

    Some have even written other works that are separate from the Bible and tried to lead people to believe that they just as important as the Bible. A few brazen individuals have gone so far as to call their writings another gospel or another Bible. Some have re-written what they think is the Bible so many times that they do not even know from what they are re-writing.

    Does God really need all that help? What if we used all the time we spent reading all these other books and just read the good old fashion King James Bible? With time and study, it does become clear. If we really want to understand it, why not ask the author? Can’t we just call upon the Holy Spirit, who resides in every believer, and ask Him to illuminate its meaning in our hearts. Even better than trying to change God’s word to fit our lifestyle, why not just do what it says?

  All we really need is just a plain copy of the truth. I imagine that would take about one lifetime to read, study, and do. I am not anti-books but let us not lose sight of the Word of God in our lives first. Remember, every Word of the Bible is breathed from the very mouth of God.

        
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Let’s get back to the one true book, the Holy Word of God. We need to pick up and read our Bible. As our passage today says, “Every word of God is pure.”

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 07, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Philippians    /   Proverbs 30:5-9

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Hosea 10-14           /    Jude

 

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

DECEMBER 5 & 6, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

December 00 & 00, 2020


Proverbs 29:18

Where there is no vision,
the people perish:
but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he. 

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 48 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 29-30

WEEK 48 – 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

December 7, 2020      Philippians                          Proverbs 30:5 – 9
December 8, 2020      Colossians                          Proverbs 30:10 – 14
December 9, 2020      1 Thess.1- 2 Thess.3        Proverbs 30:15 – 17
December 10, 2020    1 Timothy                           Proverbs 30:18 – 20
December 11, 2020    2 Timothy 1 – Titus 3        Proverbs 30:21 – 23
December 12, 2020    Proverbs 30 – 31
December 13, 2020  No Passages Assigned    

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

December 7, 2020       Hosea 10-14      Jude
December 8, 2020       Joel                      Revelation 1
December 9, 2020       Amos 1-3            Revelation 2
December 10, 2020     Amos 4-6            Revelation 3
December 11, 2020     Amos 7-9            Revelation 4-5
December 12, 2020     Obadiah               Revelation 6
December 13, 2020  No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

December 5, 2020      Hosea 5-9             3 John
December 6, 2020   No Passages Assigned

 

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

DECEMBER 04, 2020 – What’s Your Greatest Challenge?

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What’s Your Greatest Challenge?

DECEMBER 04, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 30:1-4 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal, Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Agur begins by telling us he is not the brightest of men to walk the planet. Which truly is a contrast form the words of Solomon who, though he may not personally claim so, was called the wisest man to ever live (1 Kings 3:12). Yet Agur makes an interesting observation in verse four. If anyone draws close to God and begins to see His infinite power, His wisdom, and His grace, then we all begin to look a little less intelligent.

    I heard the joke of how Satan came to God and challenged Him by saying; “I can make a man just like you can.” So God said, “ok let’s both make a man then.” Satan reached down and took a hand full of dirt to begin his creation. God stopped him and asked; “What are you doing?” Satan replied, “I am going to make a man out of dirt just like you did.” To which God replied to Satan, “Start by making your own dirt.”

    The absolute awesomeness of God is beyond our wildest imaginations. Our finite minds with time limitations cannot truly fathom an infinite and timeless God. However, if you will take just few minutes to think upon on the idea of all God can do, it should bring you to a place of humbleness before Him. That is where Agur began, and friends, that is where we all need to begin as well.

        
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Take a moment and think about the power that God has. What can He do if He would want to? Could He control the wind and waves? This would be child’s play for the creator of the same. Would it be possible for Him to make the sun and moon stand still? It takes just a thought for the impossible in our minds to become reality with God. Now ask yourself, what is my greatest challenge? Then remember, He can handle it.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 04, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Ephesians    /  Proverbs 30:1-4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Hosea 1-4           /    2 John

 

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

DECEMBER 03, 2020 – Simply Aim Higher

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Simply Aim Higher

DECEMBER 03, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:26-27 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD. An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    You simply cannot please everyone. You can try as you may, but it will never happen. The reason is written in our verses today.

    If someone who does not know and love the Lord as their Saviour gains rule or has authority, those who do love the Lord are not happy. The things an unjust person wants often do not line up with scripture and a believer in Christ is uncomfortable.

    If a Christian receives the opportunity to be in authority, the world will hate them. Simply because the follower of Christ will oppose much of what the world wants to do.

  You see it every day in the United States of America. The main political battles are over Biblical issues such as abortion and the so called gay and transgender rights. Another hot topic is the Home School vs. Public School debate over how or what we should be allowed to teach our own children. Even when sending children to publicly funded schools, there is seldom agreement upon what is to be taught. In 2003, Judge Roy Moore was told to remove a statue that bore the Ten Commandments as it was declared unconstitutional. One of the reasons given was that it was in the rotunda of a public courthouse and not everyone ascribed to those beliefs. The words in the pledge to the United States of America that say, “One nation under God,” has been debated and almost removed. The coins that bear the words, “In God We Trust,” are also being looked at by judges in courtrooms thinking they may violate someone’s rights and need to be changed.

  In Solomon’s final words of these 29 Proverbs he makes a remarkably simple and yet lasting observation. “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    So how do we know what to do? Verse 26 gives us a clue. We need not seek the favor of men. True wisdom in every matter and right judgment comes from the Lord. Simply aim Higher. Let’s just try to please God.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 03, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Galatians    /  Proverbs 29:26-27

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Daniel 11-12           /     1 John 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

DECEMBER 02, 2020 – Jesus Is My Snare

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Jesus Is My Snare

DECEMBER 02, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 29:22-25 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    The word fear in the Bible often refers to having reverence or respect for something or someone. It is you believing in and giving honor to what you trust. For example, if you would say, “I fear that is true,” the message you would convey is, “I believe that is true.” In today’s passage, that is how the word fear is used. What a man trusts in will be his snare in life.

    Some people put their trust in money. They want money so badly that they spend their entire life doing whatever it takes trying to earn it. Sadly, it never seems there is enough money for them to be satisfied. The more wealth they get, the more they feel they need. Finally, toward the end of their life, when years of labor has helped them gain some practical wisdom, they often find out, all that work, all those hours of toil for wealth, never brought them real happiness.

    Some people want to be famous. They go to great lengths trying to get people’s attention. When, and if people finally do begin to clamor around them, then they spend huge amounts of time and money trying to gain back just a little bit of privacy. They go to great lengths to hide from the very same people they wanted to notice them just a short time ago.

    Getting what we want is not always getting what we need. However, they who puts their trust in God, always find a sweet safe place to live. Not just for a few years here on earth, but for eternity.

        
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Money is not evil unless it controls your life. Being popular is not wrong if God has directed it to be so. However, the only place we should ever place our trust, is in Jesus. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith.

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:  DECEMBER 02, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  2 Corinthians 8 – 13    /  Proverbs 29:22-25

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Daniel 9-10            /    1 John 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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