Contemplative Bible Reading

Some thoughts about Bible verses

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Entries from April 2008

Lacking Nothing

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Luke 22:35 (New International Version) Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. Sometimes we have to experience something to believe it. Jesus had sent out his disciples. When they returned, he asked them the simple question: Did you lack anything? Their answer, […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

David, Saul, and Jonathon

April 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Jonathon’s father was the King. Jonathon was close to his father. They went into life-and-death combat side by side fighting for their nation. Jonathon’s father was wrong (when it came to David). Jonathon did what was right (when it came to David). Was Jonathon’s actions easy? No, they were terribly difficult. How easy is it […]

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Tags: David · Old Testament

Daily Bread

April 20th, 2008 · No Comments

The phrase “daily bread” is one of the best known in the Bible. The best know use of it is in what we call the Lord’s prayer (here from Matthew 6:11). Matthew 6:9-13 (New International Version) 9 “This, then, is how you should pray: ” ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament · Old Testament · Proverbs

I Coveted

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Joshua 7:20-21 (New International Version)20 Achan replied, “It is true! I have sinned against the LORD, the God of Israel. This is what I have done: 21 When I saw in the plunder a beautiful robe from Babylonia, two hundred shekels of silver and a wedge of gold weighing fifty shekels, I coveted them and […]

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Tags: covet · Joshua · Old Testament

Understanding, Growing, and other “-ing” for God

April 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Colossians 1:3-14 (New International Version) 3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints— 5the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for […]

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Tags: Colossians · New Testament

An Excuse

April 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Luke 13:10-14 (New International Version) 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament


April 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Acts 26:8 (New International Version)Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? I will take the liberty of re-phrasing this verse: Why should anyone consider it incredible that God (fill in the blank) Well, what is beyond God’s power? What should we consider incredible for God to do. In one […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament