Contemplative Bible Reading

Some thoughts about Bible verses

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Entries from May 2008

Envy the Wicked(?)

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Proverbs 24:1 (New International Version) Do not envy wicked men, do not desire their company Sometimes I want to “get somebody back.” They have done something to me that I don’t like. I want to do something back to them that they won’t like. In such cases, I am envying the wicked. I envy their […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

I Come to this Hour

May 25th, 2008 · No Comments

John 12:27 (New International Version)“Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. This is the Christian’s story. People come our way. Situations occur. These are our hours. Do we ask God to save us from […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

The Heavens and God

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Years ago I was watching TV late at night. The program had a speaker whose name I cannot recall. His theory was that by studying the motion and alignment of the stars and planets, we could predict the […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Dignity and Honor

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Exodus 28:2 (New International Version) Make sacred garments for your brother Aaron, to give him dignity and honor. Clothes can provide dignity and honor. That makes sense. There is much in culture about dressing for success. How a person looks does have an affect – both positive and negative – on the people around the […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament