Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from February 2008

They Know Who He Is

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Mark 1:34 (New International Version) and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was. The demons knew who Jesus was. They knew he was the son of God. I believe that spiritual beings recognize one another. […]

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Tags: demons · Mark · New Testament

Because of Discouragement

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

God sent Moses and Aaron to Egypt to bring the Israelites out of bondage. Moses didn’t want to go. He felt he didn’t speak well enough to do such an important task. At least that is the excuse he kept using. Moses and Aaron went to Egypt and in Exodus 6:6-8 God gave Moses the […]

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Tags: discourage · Exodus · Old Testament

Deny Myself Rest

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Leviticus 23:32 (New International Version) It is a sabbath of rest for you, and you must deny yourselves. From the evening of the ninth day of the month until the following evening you are to observe your sabbath.” This passage struck me as strange this morning. God is proclaiming a Sabbath day, a day of […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament · rest

Hearts and Minds

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Mark 6:51-52 (New International Version) 51 Then he (Jesus) climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened. A little background In Mark chapter 6, Jesus had fed 5,000 men (10,000 people?) with five loaves of […]

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Tags: Mark · miracles · New Testament

Be Strong

February 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Haggai 2:4 (New International Version) “…Be strong all you people of the land,” declares the Lord, “and work. For I am with you,” declares the Lord almighty. This is a great verse to remember and recite before beginning a task or some work. be strong and work How many places could I use this verse? […]

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Tags: Haggai · Old Testament

Be Joyful

February 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 16:14 (New International Version) Be joyful at your Feast—you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites, the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. This verse is found in a passage in which God’s people are told about the three main feasts or festivals they were […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · joy · Old Testament

Admonish and Warn

February 10th, 2008 · No Comments

1 Thessalonians 5:12-15 (New International Version) 12Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14And we urge you, brothers, warn those […]

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Tags: admonish · New Testament · Thessalonians

Act, Love, Walk

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Micah 6:8 (New International Version) He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. This is one of those verses that strike me as something I could use every day of my life. […]

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Tags: Micah · Old Testament

Sharing Good News

February 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

2 Kings 7:9 (New International Version) 9 Then they said to each other, “We’re not doing right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. Some background: The city was under siege and had been for months. People in the city were starving. Some lepers figured that they had […]

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Tags: Kings · Old Testament

Act with Courage

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 19:11 (New International Version) 11 “Amariah the chief priest will be over you in any matter concerning the LORD, and Zebadiah son of Ishmael, the leader of the tribe of Judah, will be over you in any matter concerning the king, and the Levites will serve as officials before you. Act with courage, […]

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Tags: Chronicles · Old Testament