Moving On


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 15,16; 1 Chronicles 5; Matthew 1

Today’s Key Passage – 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13

Life is filled with disappointments.  We will be disappointed by our own actions, circumstances, or health conditions.  We will be disappointed by others.  There are so many things in this life that will disappoint us, and it can be very easy to let these disappointments get us so discouraged that we stop serving the Lord.  When things are not going the way we would like them to go, we can have a tendency to give up, but there is a time to accept the disappointments we have faced and move on to whatever God has planned for us next.  In today’s key passage, the prophet Samuel was disappointed.  He had anointed Saul as King of Israel, but because Saul chose not to follow God’s instructions, he had failed.  Samuel was in deep mourning over Saul’s failure, but through his pain God teaches us four lessons about moving on after a disappointment.

The first lesson we learn is that there is a time to stop mourning.  In Verse 1 we read, “The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”  Even though Samuel was disappointed about Saul’s failure, God knew that his mourning would never change the situation.  There is a time to stop grieving and realize that in spite of whatever disappointments we have faced, God is in control.

The second lesson we learn is that we must accept God’s will.  Samuel believed that Saul was going to be a good king when he anointed him, but God rejected Saul because of his own actions.  Samuel had to accept the fact that God had another plan for Israel and for him.  Many times, we tend to hold on to what we think God’s will should be for our lives, when in reality God might have an entirely different plan for us. No matter what we might think at the present time, God’s plan for us is always the best plan, even if it does not fit into our current way of thinking.

The third lesson we learn is that there will come a time when we must simply move on to the next thing God is calling us to do.  God’s plan was for Samuel to go to Bethlehem and anoint another king.  Although Samuel was afraid of what Saul would do if he heard about Samuel anointing another king, he still chose to obey God and go to Bethlehem.  When we finally stop mourning over a disappointment and accept God’s will for our lives, we will find we can move forward and do as God directs.

The final lesson we learn is that we have to follow God’s directions as we move forward.  When Samuel first saw Jesse’s son Eliab, he immediately assumed that this would be the new king.  It was not until he heard from God that he realized his mistake.  He had to listen for God’s guidance and God ultimately led him to David as the new king of Israel.  Following our disappointments, we need to spend time getting back in tune with God.

Moving on from disappointment can be a hard thing to do, but it is something we will all need to do in this life.  Fortunately, God provides us with a road map to follow on our journey.  As we read His Word daily, we can learn His tips for moving on, and we can ensure we are following Him.

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Examining Your Faith


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 14; 1 Chronicles 4; 2 Corinthians 13

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Corinthians 13:5-14

Human beings are a naturally curious species.  Along with this curiosity comes a tendency to examine many different things during the course of our lives.  We examine our checkbooks regularly to make sure the balance is correct and to see where we are spending our money.  We take our automobiles to service centers periodically to get inspected to make sure there are no serious mechanical issues.  We go to the doctor for a physical to find out if we have any health issues.  When our children bring home a report card, we examine the grades to see where strengths and opportunities exist.  There are literally countless things that we choose to examine.  In today’s key passage, the apostle Paul mentions another thing we should spend time examining – our faith (Vs. 5)

So what does this look like?  How can we examine ourselves to see if we are really following Christ?  The first sign to look for is growth.  When we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior and He begins living inside of us, He starts making changes.  As my pastor likes to say, He starts “moving around the furniture”.  In this process of sanctification, we become more like Christ.  When we look at our faith today, we should be able to see that those changes are constantly occurring.  We should see motion in our faith as we grow in Christ.  If we are not maturing as Christians, then we must try to figure out what is going on.  The bottom line is that there are really only two options for how we are living – we are either growing closer to God or we are turning farther away from Him.  There is no middle ground.

When we look at ourselves honestly to determine if we are practicing what we preach, we can help keep ourselves on track and can quickly discover any wrong thinking or unintentional sin.  Keep in mind, though, that we cannot truly examine our own faith in a vacuum.  We should seek council from other believers who know us and love us to help us in our examination.  Even more importantly, we should seek God’s help in examining our faith.  We should ask God to point out the things in us that He wants to change.  Then we should have faith in Him to make us the people He wants us to be.

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Finding Strength in Our Weaknesses


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 13; 1 Chronicles 2,3; 2 Corinthians 12

Today’s Key Passage – 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

There are many times in the Bible when what we read seems to contradict what our earthly minds believe to be true.  Today’s key passage is a good example of this type of conflict.  The apostle Paul tells us that he has been given a “thorn” in his flesh to keep him from becoming conceited.  While we do not know exactly what this “thorn” was because Paul never provided details, some Biblical scholars have theorized that it might have been a disease such as malaria or epilepsy, or perhaps a problem with his vision.  Whatever the case, we can be sure it was some sort of physical ailment that made Paul’s mission in life more difficult.  Three times Paul pleaded with God to take this “thorn” away from him, but each time God refused, telling Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (Vs. 9)  What Paul goes on to say in verse 10 is the part that seems to conflict with what we believe to be true based on our human knowledge.  He says, “That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

I love these examples when God takes our conventional earthly wisdom and turns it upside down.  Jesus said that whoever is first will be last and that the meek will inherit the earth and Paul said that when he is weak, then he is strong.  If you are wondering how this can be true, allow me to explain.  When we are strong, we tend to start to feel pride.  During our strongest moments, we feel like we can accomplish anything on our own, without any help.  While that might sound like a good thing, it is actually the opposite of what God wants for us.  God wants us not to try to accomplish things in our own strength, but to accomplish things through His strength.  He wants to be our source.  During our weakest moments, when things look dark and bleak, those are the times when we can turn to Him for strength.  More importantly, God’s strength is so much more than anything we can possibly muster on our own.  Therefore, when we are weak, we become strong because God gives us the strength we need to move forward.  When we tap into the power of Jesus Christ living through us, we become far more powerful than we can ever be on our own.  We can accomplish so much more than we could ever accomplish on our own.  When you are feeling your weakest, rejoice in knowing that you can find strength.  Rejoice in the knowledge that the power of Jesus Christ is available to you in your darkest hour.  Rejoice in knowing that when you are weak, then you are strong.

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Creating Our Own Storms


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 11,12; 1 Chronicles 1; 2 Corinthians 11

Today’s Key Passage – 1 Samuel 12:12-25

After serving Israel for years as a judge, Samuel made a farewell speech to the Israelites.  In it, Samuel affirmed in the minds of the Israelites that he was trustworthy.  He reminded them of their history and pointed out their wrongs against God.  He also reminded them that it was their idea to appoint a king over Israel against God’s clear instructions.  Once the stage was set, Samuel then said, “‘Now then, stand still and see this great thing the LORD is about to do before your eyes! Is it not wheat harvest now? I will call upon the LORD to send thunder and rain. And you will realize what an evil thing you did in the eyes of the LORD when you asked for a king.’ Then Samuel called upon the LORD, and that same day the LORD sent thunder and rain. So all the people stood in awe of the LORD and of Samuel.” (Vs. 16-18)

To fully understand this passage, it is important to point out a few things about Israel at this time.  This event took place during the wheat harvest, which was near the end of the dry season in Israel during May and June.  During the dry season, rain was a rarity, so having a thunderstorm at this time was considered a miracle.  Unlike most “good” miracles, however, a thunderstorm during this time of the year could have been disastrous for the Israelites.  Any amount of rain during the wheat harvest could damage the crops and cause them to rot.  With this historical information in place, we can now see that this thunderstorm clearly illustrated God’s anger with Israel over asking for a king.  If they had never asked for a king, they would have never had to face that storm.

Sometimes the storms we face in life are created by our own actions.  If we fail to work hard at our jobs, we might find ourselves unemployed.  If we fail to treat our spouse the way we should, we might find ourselves with relationship problems.  Understand that not all of the trials we face are caused by our own actions.  Many times our periods of distress will have nothing to do with what we did and will instead be caused by the evil present in this world.  It is still important to note, however, that when we go against God, He will sometimes send us storms as a way of correcting us.  For this reason, anytime we face a storm it is important that our first step is to search our hearts for any unconfessed sin.  If we discover sin in our lives, our natural reaction as humans might be to try to hide from God.  Samuel offers a much better solution in verse 20 –  “‘Do not be afraid,’ Samuel replied. ‘You have done all this evil; yet do not turn away from the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart.’”  When we discover that we have created our own storm, we must take that opportunity to press in closer to God instead of turning away from Him.  After all, God is the only one that can save us from the storms, even if we have created them ourselves.  If you have found that you are in the midst of a storm that you have created, find comfort in Samuel’s words in verse 22 when he says, “For the sake of his great name the LORD will not reject his people, because the LORD was pleased to make you his own.”  If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you are one of His people.  You are one of His children.  He alone will not reject you.  He alone will calm the storm.

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Being Stubborn


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 8-10; 2 Corinthians 10

Today’s Key Passage – 1 Samuel 8:4-22

For many years, God knew that at some point the Israelites were going to want to anoint a king against His wishes (see Deuteronomy 17:14-21).  In today’s key passage, we see this desire for a king finally came to fruition.  The Israelites wanted to be more like their neighbors, and they wanted a king to call their own, so they came to Samuel and asked him to appoint one.  Now Samuel was a man of God, and he knew God’s wishes.  He knew that God was against the Israelites having any king over them other than God himself, so he took this request to God to ask for guidance.  In response to his request, God provided Samuel with a warning to pass on to the Israelites about appointing a king.  Samuel shared with the Israelites God’s warning about what would happen if they appointed themselves a king.  God promised that the king would:

  1. Make the sons of the Israelites serve him either in the army or in working his land
  2. Make the daughters of the Israelites be perfumers and cooks for him
  3. Take the best of the fields, vineyards, and olive groves away from the Israelites
  4. Take a tenth of the Israelites grain
  5. Take the Israelites best servants, cattle, and donkeys and make them his own
  6. Take a tenth of the Israelites flocks
  7. Make the Israelites his slaves

Now, I do not know about you, but none of these things sound very attractive to me.  Despite God’s warnings, however, the Israelites refused to listen and decided that they still wanted a king.  The Israelites were simply being stubborn.

Most of us have a tendency to be stubborn at times.  Sometimes this stubbornness can be a good thing, like when we refuse to quit a task despite its difficulties.  More often than not, however, stubbornness can lead to many problems, and when we choose to be stubborn despite God’s warnings those problems are guaranteed.  Like the Israelites, we will not have to guess when it comes to God’s warnings.  Just as God made His warnings clear to them through Samuel, He makes His warnings clear to us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit.  We know what the Bible says about sin, yet we sometimes still choose to turn away from God and sin anyway.  When the Holy Spirit convicts us that something we are doing, saying, or thinking is wrong, we sometimes still choose to do, say, or think those things anyway.  Looking back on the Israelites choosing a king despite what God told them the king would do seems crazy to us, yet we continue to turn away from God despite the fact that His warnings against sin are far worse than just losing our possessions or our time.  Join me today in asking God to take away our stubbornness towards Him.  Join me in asking God to help us get rid of any “kings” we might want ruling over us other than Him.  Do not choose to be stubborn despite God’s warnings.  Choose instead to live in obedience to Him all the days of your life.

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Acknowledging God in Our Own Way


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 6,7; Psalm 72; 2 Corinthians 9

Today’s Key Passage – 1 Samuel 6:1-5

During a battle with the Israelites, the Philistines captured the Ark of the Covenant.  (The Ark of the Covenant was a large box that contained the Ten Commandments given to Moses.)  The Philistines were happy about capturing the ark because they had heard the stories of God’s great power in saving the Israelites in the past, and they hoped that since they now possessed the ark they would have that same power on their side.  What they found, however, was that everywhere they took the ark, devastation followed.  They took the ark from town to town, but God would always afflict the people in these towns with tumors as a punishment for taking the ark away from the Israelites.  In our key passage today, the Philistines were trying to decide what to do.  They knew they could not keep the ark any longer, because too many of their people were dying, so they decided to send it back to the Israelites.  They did not want to send it back to Israel (and to God) empty handed, so they decided to send with it a guilt offering consisting of five gold tumors and five gold rats.  This type of offering was the type the Philistines would make to their own gods, so they believed this would be acceptable to the God of Israel, even though this was hardly the type of sacrifice that God’s laws prescribed.  The Philistines were trying to acknowledge God in their own way instead of serving Him in the way He requires, and the results would be disastrous when the Philistines were defeated in battle by the Israelites.

Many people in our world today still try to acknowledge God in their own way.  These people have many different theories about God and believe there are many different paths to spending eternity with Him.  Some believe that if they do enough good deeds they will make it to Heaven.  Others believe that if they do not do anything “really bad” they will make it to Heaven.  Some people believe that as long as they go to church every once in a while or read the Bible, they will make it to Heaven.  Still others even believe that Heaven does not exist.  The sad truth, though, is that all of these people are lost.  Like the Philistines, those who are trying to acknowledge God in their own way will face devastating results.  Heaven is a real place, Hell is a real place too, and God has made it clear that there is only one way to ensure you make it to Heaven.  In John 14:6, Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”  Some people believe that this sounds elitist or exclusionary, but in reality, it is actually quite the opposite.  There are no special requirements for coming to Jesus Christ and starting a personal relationship with Him.  The Bible says in Romans 10:9-10, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”  Even if you consider yourself a “Christian”, if you have never truly accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, today can be the day that you stop trying to acknowledge God in your own way.  Today can be the day that you receive salvation.

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Hearing God’s Voice


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 3-5; Psalm 77; 2 Corinthians 8

Today’s Key Passage – 1 Samuel 3:1-15

Awhile back, I flew into Baltimore, MD for a business trip.  As I was driving to my final destination about an hour outside of Baltimore, the radio station that I was listening to kept fading in and out.  As I drove through the rolling terrain, I noticed that when I was on top of hills, the signal came through loud and clear, but when my rental car descended into valleys the signal would fade and I was barely able to hear the song among the static.  I did not think much of it at the time, but I vividly remembered this experience as I was reading today’s key passage.  So often, hearing God’s voice works the same way as hearing that radio station.  As we move through our spiritual life, we all have high points and low points.  At our highs, we are reading God’s Word daily, we are spending time with Him in prayer, we are living in obedience, and we are constantly seeking Him.  In those times, His voice comes in loud and clear.  When we begin to slip, however, things change.  As we begin to allow the business of life to distract us from His Word or from prayer, His voice becomes harder and harder to hear.  If we spend enough time with our focus and obedience away from God, all we will be able to hear is static.

In today’s key passage, Samuel also faced a problem in hearing God’s voice, but his problem was a bit different.  He had no trouble hearing God voice, but he had difficulty discerning the source.  One night while lying in the temple, God called out to Samuel three different times.  Each time, Samuel’s response was correct in that he answered, “Here I am”, but he thought it was Eli, the high priest, who was calling him.  In 1 Samuel 3:7, we begin to understand the problem when we read, “Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD: The word of the LORD had not yet been revealed to him.”  Because Samuel did not yet know God, he was unable to realize that the voice he was hearing came from the Lord.  As Samuel’s relationship with God grew, he would eventually solve this problem.  Likewise, as our relationships with God grow, we will not only find it much easier to hear God’s voice, we will also be able to discern when it is His voice that is calling us.  The further away from God we are, the more “static” we will hear.  We will find that we have so many voices speaking to us – the voices of our sinful desires, our past hurts, and our enemy – that we will be unable to distinguish between those voices and the voice of the most-high God.  Whenever you are having trouble hearing God’s voice and discerning His calling for your life, learn to press in even closer to Him.  Spend more time in His Word.  Spend more time in His presence.  As our relationship with God grows deeper and as we shift our focus more on Jesus Christ, we will start to hear from Him loud and clear, and we will be able to answer His calling by saying, “Here I am”.

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Healing Through Prayer


Daily Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 1,2; Psalm 66; 2 Corinthians 7

Today’s Key Passage – 1 Samuel 1:1-18

In today’s key passage, we read the story of a man named Elkanah who had two wives, Peninnah, who had children, and Hannah, who had no children.  Three times a year, Elkanah and his wives would travel to the tabernacle in Shiloh to worship God and bring the required sacrifices to God, and each time Peninnah would insult Hannah because she was barren.  Hannah would get so upset during these trips, that she would end up crying constantly and would not eat.  Finally, during one of these trips, Hannah decided to pray.  She made a vow to God that if He would give her a son, she would dedicate him to a life of service to God.  The high priest Eli saw her praying and gave her encouragement.  When she finished her conversation with Eli, this woman who was so upset that she would not eat, “went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast.” (Vs. 18)  In a matter of moments, Hannah went from feeling depressed and discouraged to feeling joyful.  Eventually, God blessed her with a child, and she kept her promise to God to dedicate him to a life of service. (Vss. 27-28)  In addition, God would later give Hannah five more children.  (Vs. 2:21)

In this story, Hannah actually received two different types of healing through her prayer.  She received a physical healing when her prayer was answered and God allowed her to conceive her first child.  In addition, she received emotional healing when she was finished praying.  It is important for us to note that she did not need to wait for her prayer to be answered in order to feel joy.  Her emotional healing came about not by God working on her behalf and making her pregnant, but through her faith in God and through the encouragement she received from Eli.  When she cried out to God in her desperate time, she was able to leave her problems with Him.  Moreover, she received moral support from a fellow believer that further led to her emotional healing.  So often, we have a tendency to hold on to our discouragement until the time comes when God answers our prayers, but we can receive emotional healing long before that ever happens.  When we pray, we can take all of our problems to God and can LEAVE THEM at the cross of Jesus Christ.  We do not have to hold onto our sadness, our anger, or our bitterness.  When we have faith like Hannah, we can finish our prayer knowing that God has heard us.  We can finish our prayer knowing that God is working in our best interest.  We can finish our prayer with emotional healing.

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Trusting God’s Plan


Daily Bible Reading – Ruth 3,4; Psalms 64,65; 2 Corinthians 6

Today’s Key Passage – Ruth 4:9-22

In today’s reading, we finish the story of Ruth.  Yesterday, we read about her hardships.  We found out that Ruth was a widow living in poverty.  To feed herself and her mother-in-law, she found a field belonging to Boaz and gleaned.  Today, the story is wrapped up when Boaz and Ruth get married and have a child.  The story of Ruth is a good one – one that almost sounds like it would make a great plot for a movie.  Picture this – a woman loses her husband and moves to a town far away where the only person she knows is her mother-in-law.  There she lives in poverty until she receives charity from a man who owns some land.  He notices her and they end up falling in love and having a baby.  That is a great movie right?  If that was the end of the story, it would still be a good one, but the story of Ruth has so much more to offer.  You see, the child they had together was named Obed (which means worship).  Obed would go on to have a child named Jesse, and Jesse would go on to have a child named David who would later become known as King David.  King David’s genealogy would continue through a few more generations all the way to a baby born in a manger in Bethlehem.  When Ruth married Boaz and had a child, she set off a chain of events that would culminate in the birth of Jesus Christ.

When I read the story of Ruth, I think about how she must have felt when she lost her husband.  I cannot even begin to imagine the pain that must come with losing a spouse.  On top of that, she found herself living in poverty, literally picking up scraps from a field to eat, and living in a foreign land.  How easy would it have been for Ruth to start to question God?  How easy would it have been for her to think God had completely left her?  Throughout all of these hardships, though, Ruth remained dedicated and faithful to God.   She trusted that God had a plan for her and that He would work out her situation in His time.  God used her painful situation to bring about events that would lead to the greatest event in the history of mankind – the birth, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Of course, Ruth could not have possibly known this at the time.  All she could see was her present situation.  All she could see was her pain.  When we face trials, no matter how bad they are, we can rest in knowing that God has a plan for us.  Sometimes the trials we face, as painful as they may be, are absolutely necessary for God’s plan.  If Ruth had not lost her husband and become poor, she never would have ended up in that field meeting the man she would marry, and she never would have given birth to a genealogical line that would end with Jesus Christ.  Very often, when we face difficulties or when things do not go according to our “plans”, we find it difficult to see how our pain might turn out to be a great thing for us.  We can only see a tiny dot in the big picture of life.  God, however, can see the whole picture.  He knows where each piece fits.  We can trust His plan and we can have faith that everything He does is for the greater good.

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Gleaning in the Right Field


Daily Bible Reading – Ruth 1,2; Psalms 53,61; 2 Corinthians 5

Today’s Key Passage – Ruth 2:1-23

Today we began the story of Ruth.  In chapter 1, we read that Ruth was a widow living in Moab with her mother-in-law Naomi.  When Naomi decided to leave Moab and return to Bethlehem, Ruth decided to go with her and care for her even though she was not obligated to do so.  During this time in history, being a widow typically meant living a life of poverty and neglect, and this was true of Naomi and Ruth.  In chapter 2, we learn that since they did not have much money, Ruth decided to find a field in which to glean.  (By Israelite law, when it was time to harvest wheat and barley, landowners were not permitted to harvest the edges of their fields.  In addition, during the harvest anything that fell to the ground was to be left there.  Poor people could then come along and pick up the leftover wheat and barley, which was called gleaning.)  Ruth found a field belonging to Boaz and began to glean there.  She worked hard all day to gather as much as possible to feed herself and Naomi, and Boaz (the landowner) noticed her.  He told Ruth to stay in his field and glean as much as she wanted.  In addition, he told his men to leave some of the prime harvest for her to pick up.  At the end of the day, Ruth had gleaned an ephah of barley (which was about 30 to 50 pounds) which she took back to share with Naomi.

There are many lessons to be learned from the story of Ruth.  We can learn about her character as she lived a life of obedience to God.  We can learn about her positioning herself in a place to receive God’s blessings.  We can also learn a valuable lesson about gleaning.  We may think that gleaning is an unimportant thing of the past that does not apply to us today, but in reality, each of us “gleans” every single day of our lives.  We “glean” from different places as we feed our minds and our spirits with material.  Whether we realize it or not, we are going to “pick up” things all the time, either from what we see, hear, or read.  It is important that, like Ruth, we find the right field in which to glean, and the best field we can find is the Word of God.  In this field, we can gather the spiritual nourishment we need to survive.  Gleaning in God’s Word may not always be the easiest choice, and sometimes it may take work on our part, but once we have found this good “field”, we should stay there and glean as much as we want.  As we search God’s Word, we will be rewarded for our work as He leaves all sorts of “prime harvest” for us to pick up to feed our souls.  It is not enough, though, for us to simply get our fill of God’s harvest.  We must take our “gleanings” and share them with others, just as Ruth shared her gleanings with Naomi.  Take a look today at where you are spending your time.  From what fields are you gleaning?  From what fields are your spouse and children gleaning?  The field of God’s Word is available and waiting for you to come along and start picking up a harvest.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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