July 14, 2020

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Lessons from the Garden

Tuesday — Roots of bitterness and idolatry
Deuteronomy 29:18-19
Hebrews 12:14-17

Deut. 29:18 so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the Lord our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.
29:19 It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.’

Heb. 12:14 Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.
12:15 See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
12:16 that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.
12:17 For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.

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