Contemplative Bible Reading

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Manhood

March 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 30:11, 12, 14 (New Living Translation) 11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 12 “Whenever you take a census of the people of Israel, each man who is counted must pay a ransom for himself to the Lord….14 All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord. In […]

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The Order of Birth

March 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 28:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 “Take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the tribes of Israel. 10 Six names will be on each stone, arranged in the order of the births of the original sons of Israel. God is instructing His people on the priestly garments. Here, He tells them […]

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Eating and Drinking in God’s Presence

March 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 24:9-11 (New Living Translation) 9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain. 10 There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself. 11 And though these nobles of […]

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Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There (and Just Stay Calm)

March 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 14:13-14 (New Living Translation) 13 But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” There are times when the best thing to do is, uh, well […]

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Judgement Against the Gods

March 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 12:12 (New Living Translation) On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! Jehovah God is discussing the Passover plague that is […]

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The Sacrifices We Offer to Our God

June 21st, 2015 · No Comments

Exodus 8:26 (New Living Translation) But Moses replied, “That wouldn’t be right. The Egyptians detest the sacrifices that we offer to the LORD our God. Look, if we offer our sacrifices here where they Egyptians can see us, they will stone us… Moses had been asking Pharaoh for permission to take the children of Israel […]

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Stoning as Capital Punishment

June 20th, 2015 · No Comments

Exodus 8:26 (New Living Translation) But Moses replied, “That wouldn’t be right. The Egyptians detest the sacrifices that we offer to the LORD our God. Look, if we offer our sacrifices here where they Egyptians can see us, they will stone us… Notice how the Egyptians used stoning—circle a person and throw rocks at them […]

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I don’t Know Jehovah

June 14th, 2015 · No Comments

Exodus 5:2 (New Living Translation) “Is that so?” retorted Pharaoh. “And who is the Lord? Why should I listen to him and let Israel go? I don’t know the Lord, and I will not let Israel go.” In many English translations, like this one, the Old Testament phrase “the Lord” is a translation of sorts of […]

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Redeem

June 7th, 2015 · No Comments

Exodus 13:13 (New Living Translation) A firstborn donkey may be bought back from the Lord by presenting a lamb or young goat in its place. But if you do not buy it back, you must break its neck. However, you must buy back every firstborn son. This verse is part of a long list of […]

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This is Your New Culture

January 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Exodus 20:1-2 (New Living Translation) Then God gave the people all these instructions[a]: 2 “I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery. God’s people, the descendants of Jacob who was otherwise known as Israel, came out of the land of Egypt and were heading […]

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