How Then Shall We Live – 366 Daily Devotionals

 

How Then Shall We Live, 2 Peter 3:11-18

Introduction

Mazzaroth

Numbers

JANUARY – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 1

 

January 01 – He Calls Thee by Name
January 02 – Don’t Make Crosses For Yourself
January 03 – Moses at the Well – When God Doesn’t Make Sense
January 04 – Faces to Faces – God Met Abraham “Faces to Faces”
January 05 – When You Struggle in Prayer
January 06 – A Crook in the Lot “For Who Can Make Straight, Which He Have Made Crooked?”
January 07 – Mutiny on the Bounty – Have You Ever Lost Your Bible?  
January 08 – “8” The Biblical Number of New Beginnings
January 09 – Periphelion Day – The Day the Earth is the Closest to the Sun
January 10 – St Francis of Assisi & the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Dine Together
January 11 – With Purpose to Reward and Crown Thee
January 12 – It is Good For Thy Soul and Greatly to Thy Advantage…
January 13 – The Book of Remembrances – First mention of “Remember” in the Bible
January 14 – God’s Thoughts Towards us are More Than the Sand of the Sea
January 15 – When Your Cross is Too Hard to Carry
January 16 – Who Had the Easiest Life in the Bible?
January 17 – This Could Be Good, or This Can Be Bad
January 18 – The Robber – What Would the Robber Take From You?
January 19 – God Led Them Not Through the Way… That Was Near… But God led the People…
January 20 – Obeying God’s Call in Your Life and  King Henry III of Bavaria

AQUARIUS (The Water-Bearer). The living waters of blessing poured forth for the Redeemed.

January 21 to February 19

1. PISCIS AUSTRALIS (The Southern Fish). The blessings bestowed.

2. PEGASUS (The Winged Horse). The blessings quickly coming.

3. CYGNUS (The Swan). The Blesser surely returning.

January 21 – Forgotten Riches – An Art Collector’s Obsession with Finding a Rare Artifact
January 22 – King David’s 3 D People – In Debt, Destitute or in Despair?
January 23 – Teach Me to Number My Days
January 24 – First Mentions in the Bible – The Law of First Mentions (Jan)
January 25 – What Can You Take Into Eternity? – A Shipwrecked Sailor Becomes a King
January 26 – All Things and Nothing
January 27 – Despise Not the Days of Small Things
January 28 – As in the Days of Noah, So Shall it Be in the Days of the Coming of the Son of Man
January 29 – The Cobbler and the King – King Disguises Himself to Understand His People
January 30 –  The Witness of Telemacus  – 4th Century Monk and the Last Gladiator Fight
January 31 – When God is Silent in Your Life

February – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 2

 

February 01 – “I Speak For Your Own Profit”
February 02 – “I Would Have You Without Carefulness”
February 03 – Toilsome Sleep
February 04 – The Men of Issachar – They Knew the Times They Were Living In
February 05 – This Generation Believers – I’m Speaking to Christians – Are You Listening?
February 06 – The Wounds of a Friend
February 07 – That Old Serpent
February 08 – What the Bible Say About Hidden Things
February 09 – The Sign of the Prophet Jonah
February 10 – By Lack of Knowledge My People Perish
February 11 – The First Color Mentioned in the Bible
February 12 – Standing in the Gap
February 13 – God Remembers
February 14 – They That Shine Like the Stars – Dan 12:4
February 15 – Before Suicide
February 16 – Self Portrait – A Secret Rembrandt and His 90 Self Portraits
February 17 – Noah Enters the Ark
February 18 – A View From Flatland
February 19 – He Who Is Without Sin, Cast the First Stone

PISCES (The Fishes). The Redeemed blessed though bound.

February 20 to March 20

1. THE BAND—, but binding their great enemy Cetus, the sea monster.

2. ANDROMEDA (The Chained Woman). The Redeemed in their bondage and affliction.

3. CEPHEUS (The King). Their Redeemer coming to rule.

February 20 – But If Though Couldst But See it in His Light
February 21 – Why God Allows Suffering
February 22 – No Word in the Hebrew Language For the Word, “Why”
February 23 – Who Can Bring Forth the Mazzaroth?
February 24 – Sampson Spoke All That Was in His Heart
February 25 – Why Jesus Spoke in Parables
February 26 – For This Cause God Shall Send Strong Delusion
February 27 – This World is Racing Towards Destruction
February 28 – Acrostics in the Bible
February 29 – 366 “Fear Nots” in the Bible

PISCES (The Fishes). The Redeemed blessed though bound.

February 20 to March 20

1. THE BAND—, but binding their great enemy Cetus, the sea monster.

2. ANDROMEDA (The Chained Woman). The Redeemed in their bondage and affliction.

3. CEPHEUS (The King). Their Redeemer coming to rule.

March – How Then Shall We Live?

 


The Meaning of the Number: 3

March 01 – If You Could Ask God Just One Question
March 02 – The Shortest Chapter in the Bible
March 03 – When God Ran – Joyful Father Runs at the First Sight of Seeing His Prodigal Son
March 04 – The Longest Chapter in the Bible
March 05 – Crowns in the Bible
March 06 – Life is a “Poema”
March 07 – Why Does God Likes “Hidden” Things?
March 08 – Seeing Through a Glass Darkly
March 09 – Man, The Telechronomic Machine
March 10 – Pressing On in Life – A Surpassing Victory
March 11 – All That David Did Was Good, Except for the Matter of…
March 12 – Grounded and Rooted – Eph Col 2:4-7
March 13 – Let Your Words be as Jewels
March 14 – When the Wicked Prosper
March 15 – Iron Sharpens Iron
March 16 – The Simplicity of the Gospel – John 3:16 – 22 Monosyllables
March 17 – If Your Gospel Doesn’t Allow For Suffering
March 18 – To Every Man an Answer
March 19 – A Counting God
March 20 – How to Live in a Time of Deception – That No Man Deceives You

ARIES (The Ram or Lamb). The Lamb that was slain, prepared for the victory.

March 21 to April 20

1. CASSIOPEIA (The Enthroned Woman). The captive delivered, and preparing for her husband, the Redeemer.

2. CETUS (The Sea Monster). The great enemy bound.

3. PERSEUS (The Breaker). Delivering His redeemed.

March 21 – When You See These Things
March 22 – Before You Complain
March 23 – The Devil Running to and Fro – Job 1
March 24 – What Will Be Your First Glimpse of Eternity? – Little Girl Becomes Blind For Life.
March 25 – The Manifold Wisdom Of God – Ephesians 3:10
March 26 – How Then Shall We Accept Death?
March 27 – It is Well With My Soul – Horratio Stafford
March 28 – When You Want to Know God’s Will in Your Life
March 29 – God Asks 77 Questions
March 30 – The Crown of Life
March 31 – Treasures in the Snow

March – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 4

April 01 – The Quiddity of Life
April 02 – Bent in the Womb
April 03 – On Widows
April 04 – On Orphans
April 05 – On Exposing Evil
April 06 – The 10 Commandments
April 07 – Instruction is Better than Silver, Wisdom is Better than Gold
April 08 – Hosanna in the Highest
April 09 – He Measured the Oceans in Crevice of His Hand
April 10 – “Give us Barabbas!”
April 11 – For the Suffering(s) of This Life are Not to be Compared
April 12 – The Writing on the Wall – Daniel – You Have Been Weighed and Found Wanting
April 13 – How to Cover a Multitude of Sins
April 14 – A Hedge of Thorns – “Have You Considered My Servant Job?”
April 15 – A Man’s Last Words, The Titanic, and the Icy Waters of the Atlantic Sea
April 16 – The Disgruntled Workers – The Master of the Vineyard Pays His Workers
April 17 – When Bombs Go Off
April 18 – All Scripture is God Breathed
April 19 – Every Purpose Under the Son
April 20 – Two Shiny Quarters – A Father Gives His Young Son Two Shiny Quarters

TAURUS (The Bull). Messiah coming to rule.

April. 20–May 20

1. ORION, Light breaking forth in the person of the Redeemer.

2. ERIDANUS (The River of the Judge). Wrath breaking forth for His enemies.

3. AURIGA (The Shepherd). Safety for the Redeemed in the day of that wrath.

April 21 – Given a New Name in Heaven
April 22 – The Judgment Seat of Christ – The Judgment of Unbeliever
April 23 – Faith in Uncertain Times
April 24 – The Bema Seat of Christ – Judgment of Believer
April 25 – “I Will Require Their Blood on Your Hands”
April 26 – Do Not Be Surprised at the Pain Trial
April 27 – The Shortest Verse in the Bible
April 28 – Hope Which is Laid up For You in Heaven
April 29 – The Hand of God
April 30 – It is the Glory of God to Hide a Thing

May – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 5

May 01 – When You’ve Been a Guron
May 02 – The Greek Word, “Katartizo” a “curing or mending” Word
May 03 – Seeing the Invisible God – Queen Victoria and the Blind Sculptor
May 04 – Stamp Eternity on My Eyeballs – Jonathan Edwards
May 05 – The Settled Word
May 06 – Therefore, Let Us Not Sleep
May 07 – Elbert Hubbard and the Sinking of the Lusitania in 1915
May 08 – Struggling? Learn from a Curious Boy, an Old Wise Man and a Cocoon
May 09 – A Living Sermon – St. Francis of Assisi and the Young Monk at the Portiucula
May 10 – A Mother’s Heart (Mother’s Day) – Mary Kept all These Things in Her Heart
May 11 – Secret and Dissembled Flavors of His Affection
May 12 – God Breathed – Sarai to Sarah – Abram to Abraham – Letter “H” in Hebrew
May 13 – In the Midst of an Earthly Trial?
May 14 – I Have Chosen Thee in the Furnace of Affliction
May 15 – A Generation of Christian Mothers – Change the Face of a Society in 12 Months
May 16 – Be Angry and Sin Not
May 17 – The Two Who Live Within You – The Battle Within Your Inner and Outward Man
May 18 – Troubles, Which Are Without Remedy
May 19 – No Man is Able to Pluck Them Out of My Father’s Hand.
May 20 – The Chief Pang of Most Trials

GEMINI (The Twins). The twofold nature of the King.

May 21–June 21

1. LEPUS (The Hare), or THE ENEMY trodden under foot.

2. CANIS MAJOR (The Dog), or SIRIUS, the coming glorious Prince of Princes.

3. CANIS MINOR (The Second Dog), or PROCYON, the exalted Redeemer.

May 21 – He is No Idle Husbandman
May 22 – He Will Make Them Still Waters For You
May 23 – Prize Inward Exercises, Grief’s and Troubles
May 24 – Things That Internally and Externally Vex Thee
May 25 – Every Person Under the Sun
May 26 – A Man’s Lack of Discipline in His Life is His Own Punishment
May 27 – Mercy From the Lord – A Mother Visits Napoleon on Behalf of Her Condemned Son
May 28 – He Permits for the Purification and Beautification of Thy Soul
May 29 – Twenty Nine Knives – Cyrus the King Brought Forth 29 Knives
May 30 – Reserved in the Treasures of His Deep Counsels
May 31 – Denying the Wisdom of God

June – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 6

 

June 01 – The 3 Princes of Serendip – An Old Fairy Tale With a Lesson for Today
June 02 – Prayer and Promises
June 03 – That Ye May Entertain Angels Unawares
June 04 – Angels in the Bible
June 05 – On Seeking Great Riches
June 06 – The Book of Wars
June 07 – The Creator of Marriage
June 08 – The East Gate
June 09 – Creation Groans
June 10 – What Did Jesus Write in the Sand?
June 11 – His Hand Spans the Universe
June 12 – Every Hair on Your Head is Numbered
June 13 – The Nearness of God
June 14 – Winds of the World
Sole Survivor: Shipwrecked Survivor Cries Out to God
June 16 – Father’s Day – Chalmers Father Missionary Story
June 17 – Wedding Feasts
June 18 – Those Who Are Bound in Prison
June 19 – What Does it Mean to Repent
June 20 – The Longest Day of the Year – for Summer Solstice
June 21 – Do I Really Have Faith That God Will Provide For Me?

CANCER (The Crab). The possession held fast.

June 22–July 22

1. URSA MINOR (The Lesser Bear). The lesser sheepfold.

2. URSA MAJOR (The Great Bear). The fold and the flock.

3. ARGO (The Ship). The redeemed pilgrims safe at home.

June 22 – When Trouble Comes
June 23 – Predestination and Free Will
June 24 – And They Shall Cry For Peace and Safety
June 25 – Blessed Are Those Servants
June 26 – Satan is the Prince of the Air
June 27 – Clothed in Gladness
June 28 – He Shall Think to Change Times and Laws
June 29 – The Bible Central Verse
June 30 – Lessons From the Ladder

July – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 7

 

 

July 01 – Ever Forgotten Where You Were? When You Lose Your Way


July 02 – Wherein Have You Robbed God?
July 03 – The Book of Wars
July 04 – Aphelion Day – Day Earth is Farthest From Son
July 05 – The Spaces in the Bible
July 06 – The Prodigal Son
July 07 – Those Who Destroy the Earth
July 08 – Dayus Exmakeda – God Coming Into History
July 09 – The 7 Attributes of God
July 10 – The Names of God
July 11 – A Wayward Spouse – Hosea
July 12 – Meditating in the Word of God
July 13 – Amazing Grace – John Newton
July 14 – Winds of the World
July 15 – With Much Knowledge is Much Sorrow
July 16 – We Are Hard Pressed on Every Side, But Not Crushed
July 17 – Noah Left the Ark 150 Days Later – Today’s Date in History
July 18  – When You Struggle With Doubt
July 19 – Except the Lord Builds a House
July 20 – Longest Time Lapse for Answered Prayer in the Bible
July 21 – He is Longsuffering Not Willing That Any Should Suffer
July 22 – Shortest Time Lapse for Answered Prayer in the Bible

LEO (The Lion). The Lion of the Tribe of Judah aroused for the rending of the Enemy.

July 23–Aug. 22

1. HYDRA (The Serpent). That old Serpent— Devil, destroyed.

2. CRATER (The Cup). The cup of Divine wrath poured out upon him.

3. CORVUS (The Crow, or Raven). Birds of prey devouring him.

July 23 – Beauty For Ashes
July 24 – On Bitterness – Heb 12
July 25 – The Earth Would be Filled With Violence
July 26 – The Fruit of the Spirit
July 27 – Consider Thou the Ant
July 28 – Why Did Jesus Refer to People as Sheep?
July 29 – Man is Born Unto Trouble, as the Sparks Fly Upward
July 30 – And When You Pray
July 31 – The Proverbs 31 Woman

August – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 8

 

August 01 – The Nearness of God
August 02 – A God That Knows His Creation
August 03 – First Recorded Words of Jesus
August 04 – Tying the Hangman’s Knot
August 05 – Wives, Submit Yourselves
August 06 – Why Does the Bible Command a Man to Love His Wife?
August 07 – Silence in the Face Evil
August 08 – 3 Smooth Stones
August 09 – And While He Was Still Speaking…
August 10 – How Then Shall We Live?
August 11 – The First Mention of Hope in the Bible
August 12 – The Dark Night of My Pain
August 13 – And it Came to Pass
August 14 – Imprisoned Music
August 15 – Serving 2 Masters
August 16 – On Redemption
August 17 – You Will Be Hearing of Wars and Rumors of Wars
August 18 – For by Thy Sorceries Were All Nations Deceived
August 19 – Can a Drunkard Enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
August 20 – Seeing Thy Children’s Children
August 21 – This Worlds Present System
August 22 – Who Has Beautiful Hands?
August 23 – Though Your Sin Be as Scarlet

VIRGO (The Virgin. A woman bearing a branch in her right hand and an ear of corn in her left). The Promised Seed of the woman.

Aug. 23–Sept. 22

1. COMA (The Desired. The woman and child). The Desired of all nations.

2. CENTAURUS (The Centaur with two natures, holding a spear piercing a victim). The despised sin offering.

3. BOOTES (a man walking bearing a branch called ARCTURUS, meaning the same). He cometh.

August 24 – Burdens in Life
August 25 – A Peace that Passes All Understanding
August 26 – A Speck of Dust
August 27 – Borrowed Axe Heads
August 28 – Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out – King Saul Slain by the Amalakites
August 29 – When Evil Runs Unchallenged
August 30 – The 11+ Dimensions of God
August 31 – And Knowledge Shall Increase

September – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 9

 

September 01 – Most Beautiful Words Ever Written & the Mischievous Woodchuck
September 02 – Great Were Those That Published the Word
September 03 – His Eyes Were as a Flame of Fire
September 04 – How Full is Your Cup?
September 05 – Names Written in the Lambs Book of Life
September 06 – The Book of Remembrance
September 07 – The Road Back – On Being Backslidden
September 08 – Some Thoughts on an Eternal Hell
September 09 – Some Thoughts on an Eternal Heaven
September 10 – On Forgiveness
September 11 – Come Like You Promised
September 12 – Dinosaurs in the Bible
September 13 – Sin that So Easily Entangles Us
September 14 – Run the Race
September 15 – The God Who Saves
September 16 – And Their Works Shall Follow Them
September 17 – A Righteous Regardeth the Life of His Beast Pr 12:10
September 18 – For Perilous Times Will Come
September 19 – God Spoke These Things into Existence
September 20 – No Man is Born a Criminal
September 21 – We Are God’s Workmanship Eph 2 v 10
September 22 – On Arguments

LIBRA (The Scales). The price deficient balanced by the price which covers.

Sept. 23–Oct. 23

1. CRUX, The Cross endured.

2. LUPUS, or VICTIMA, The Victim slain.

3. CORONA, The Crown bestowed.

September 23 – Nothing Can Pluck You Out of His Hand
September 24 – While the Words Were Still in the Kings Mouth
September 25 – The Helper – (Paraclete) The Holy Spirit
September 26 – Sickness Unto Death
September 27 – The Other Sin of Sodom
September 28 – Kicking Against the Goads
September 29 – On Poverty
September 30 – Searched the Scriptures Daily, Whether Those Things Be So

October – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 10

 

October 01 – Deathless Love
October 02 – Time as a Medicine
October 03 – Return To the Frog in the Boiling Water
October 04 – The Prodigal Son’s Brother
October 05 – Everything That Can Be Shaken Will Be Shaken
October 06 – Deathbed Conversions
October 07 – Are You Living in the Last Generation?
October 08 – A Great Cloud of Witnesses
October 09 – The Beginning of Sorrows
October 10 -The Nature of Man and Business
October 11 – There Will Be Wars and Rumors of War
October 12 – The Days of Creation
October 13 – On Being called to the Mission Field – Alexander MacKay’s Birthday
October 14 – The Fruit of the Spirit
October 15 – No Weapon Formed Against Us
October 16 – When Men Disappoint You
October 17 – The Sound of Very Hasty Motions
October 18 – Abraham/Abraham – Moses/Moses No Double Disjunctive
October 19 – Welcome to the Fig Tree Generation
October 20 – I Have Sheep That Ye Know Not of
October 21 – All Scripture is Profitable
October 22 – A Broken and Fatherless Generation
October 23 – Their Works Shall Follow Them

SCORPIO (The Scorpion) seeking to wound, but itself trodden under foot.

Oct. 24–Nov. 21

1. SERPENS (The Serpent struggling with the man).

2. O-PHI-U-CHUS (The man grasping the serpent). The struggle with the enemy.

3. HERCULES (The mighty man. A man kneeling on one knee, humbled in the conflict, but holding aloft the tokens of victory, with his foot on the head of the Dragon). The mighty Vanquisher seeming to sink in the conflict.

October 24 – Shall Think to Change Times and Laws
October 25 – Humor in the Bible
October 26 – Waiting on an Eternal God
October 27 – He Makes the Clouds His Chariot
October 28 – The Richest Man in the Valley Will Die Tonight
October 29 – Be Still…
October 30 – When You Feel Like Giving Up
October 31 – Light in Darkness – Facing Uncertain Times in Your Life

November– How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 11

 

November 01 – Who Then is a Faithful Steward?
November 02 – In the Last Days Difficult Times Will Come
November 03 – 1862 US Coin – In God We Trust – When a Nation Turns its Back on God
November 04 – Who Will Stand For You? – Lay Not This Sin to Their Charge
November 05 – They Have No Rest Day or Night Who Worship the Beast – Rev 14:11
November 06 – The Settled Word
November 07 – Then I Heard a Voice From Heaven Say …Revelation 14:13
November 08 – The Return of the Nephillam
November 09 – The First Recorded Words of Jesus
November 10 – Joy Without Sorrow
November 11 – Given a Last Minute Chance to Live – Dostoevsky Sentenced to Death 
November 12 – On Demons
November 13 – In the Last Days
November 14 – Promises in the Bible
November 15 – Eternal Pleasures at His Right Hand – PS 16:11
November 16 – Many False Christ’s
November 17 – A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like a Medicine
November 18 – To Ask For Mercy
November 19 – Nothing Shall Separate us From the Love of God
November 20 – As Far as the East is to the West
November 21 – God Spoke These Things in Existence

SAGITTARIUS (The Archer). The Two-Natured Conqueror going forth “Conquering and to conquer.”

Nov. 22–Dec. 21

1. LYRA (The Harp). Praise prepared for the Conqueror.

2. ARA (The Altar). Consuming fire prepared for His enemies.

3. DRACO (The Dragon). The Old Serpent— Devil, cast down from heaven.
Sagittarius The Archer  

November 22 – Lost Opportunities – A Conversation With a Young President
November 23 – A Martyrs Crown – Tying a Hangmans Knot Richard Noose
November 24 – Thankfulness – There are 138 Scriptures that deal with Thankfulness
November 25 – What Does it Mean to be Saved by Grace?
November 26 – The Nature of Evil – Incremental Evil
November 27 – In the Latter Times Many Shall Depart From the Faith
November 28 – Do Not Be Overcharged With Surfeiting, and Drunkeness
November 29 – Thy Merchants Were the Great Men of the Earth
November 30 – No Man Knows the Day or the Hour

December – How Then Shall We Live?


The Meaning of the Number: 12

 

December 01 – Trials Turn to Gold – Amy Carmichael Rescues Girls Prostitution and Slavery
December 02 – You Have Turned For Me Mourning Into Dancing
December 03 – Your Last Day on Earth
December 04 – Famous Last Words of Christians
December 05 – A Few Thoughts on Anger – Story of a Little Boy With a Bad Temper
December 06 – Famous Last Words of Unbelievers
December 07 – Michelangelo Pushes a Huge Rock Down the Street
December 08 – Robert Thomas Korean Missionary Died on This day
December 09 – Eternal Things
December 10 – Ironside’s Door
December 11 – Drawing Crosses in the Sand – Alexander Solzhenitsyn Birthday
December 12 – And He Said Unto The Woman, Yea, Hath God Said?
December 13 – Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints
December 14 – Parable of the Richman in Hell
December 15 – The Heavens Declare the Glory of God
December 16 – Prepare to Meet Thy God
December 17 – Oh Death Where is Thy Sting
December 18 – The Young and Old Will Turn to Jesus
December 19 – Prodigal Son Heard the Sound of Music
December 20 – The Longest Life in the Bible
December 21 – Herald – Oh People, Nations and Languages – Last Call

CAPRICORNUS (The fish-goat). The goat of Atonement slain for the Redeemed.

Dec. 22–Jan. 19

CAPRICORNUS (The fish-goat). The goat of Atonement slain for the Redeemed.

1. SAGITTA (The Arrow). The arrow of God sent forth.

2. AQUILA (The Eagle). The smitten One falling.

3. DELPHINUS (The Dolphin). The dead One rising again.

December 22 – Eternal Weight of Glory
December 23 – Life is Like a Vapor
December 24 – Play on the Name Ebenezer
December 25 – 30 Minutes of Silence
December 26 – That They May Rest From Their Labours
December 27 – The Lord God Loves a Cheerful (Heb – Hilarious) Giver
December 28 – This Day Thy Soul is Required of Thee
December 29 – When You Feel Loaded Down
December 30 – What Do You Set Your Clock By? – Story of the Curious Watchmaker
December 31 – The Last Promise in the Bible

1,000 Handfuls


“And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.” (Ruth 2:16).


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