Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from June 2008

You Will Never See Them Again

June 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Exodus 14:13-14 (New International Version) 13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” These verses were written […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Understanding and the Fool

June 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Proverbs 18:2 (New International Version) A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. Steven Covey sold millions of copies of his “Seven Habits…” book and turned that into a financial empire. One of his habits is something like: Seek first to understand then be understood. Aha, that comes right […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

Fervant Prayer

June 21st, 2008 · No Comments

James 5:16b (King James Version) The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. This is one of my favorite sentences from the Bible. I love the King James Version of this. Something about this rings in my ears. (The New International Version is shown below. I suppose it is easier to understand, but […]

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Tags: James · New Testament

Seaweed Wrapped Around My Head

June 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Jonah 2:5 (New International Version) The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. This verse is from Jonah’s prayer as was trapped in the stomach of a great fish. The last line of this verse struck me. Seaweed was wrapped around my head. In one sense this is […]

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Tags: Jonah · Old Testament

Words with No Sense

June 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Luke 24:9-12 (New International Version) 9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Everyone Who Loves

June 1st, 2008 · No Comments

1 John 4:7-8 (New International Version) 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. I see a promise and a challenge here. First the promise, love […]

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Tags: 1 John · New Testament