Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from March 2008

Tell How Much God Has Done for You

March 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Luke 8:39 (New International Version) “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him. I went to a funeral this past week. The deceased – a friend from church – was 44 years old, died of […]

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Tags: blessings · Luke · New Testament

Clever Stories

March 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

2 Peter 1:16 (New International Version) We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. In my life, I have on several occasions come across the idea of stories. As a child, we heard Bible stories. […]

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Tags: 2Peter · New Testament

Boast About Tomorrow

March 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Proverbs 27:1 (New International Version) Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. This passage struck me today. The odd thing about it was that I couldn’t decide what it meant to me. I went looking on the Internet for insights from other people. Below are a […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

Delivered from My Fears

March 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Psalm 34:4 (New International Version) I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. I’m not afraid of as much as used to be. At least I tell myself that here when I am 49 years old. Still, if someone probed me they could find plenty that I fear. […]

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Tags: fear · Old Testament · Psalms

The Gleanings

March 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Leviticus 23:22 (New International Version) ‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God.’ I first recall reading this page some 25 years ago. I […]

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Tags: gleaning · Leviticus · Old Testament


March 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Galatians 6:1-2 (New International Version) 1 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. I have a friend who consults with organizations […]

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Tags: Galatians · New Testament · restore