Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from October 2008

A Famine of Hearing

October 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Amos 8:11 (New International Version) “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land— not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. A famine of hearing the words of the Lord. This passage is speaking […]

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Combine it with Faith

October 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Hebrews 4:2 (New International Version) For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. The gospel without faith is of no value to the person hearing it. I can […]

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Tags: Hebrews · New Testament

I Was Only Joking

October 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Proverbs 26:18-19 (New International Version) 18 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows 19 is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, “I was only joking!” Twenty five years ago I would joke much more than I do now. Much of my joking turned sour and hurt others. I was angry at this. […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

Burning the Scriptures

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Jeremiah 36:23-24 (New International Version) 23 Whenever Jehudi had read three or four columns of the scroll, the king cut them off with a scribe’s knife and threw them into the firepot, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire. 24 The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no […]

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Tags: Jeremiah · Old Testament

Let’s Sit and Talk

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Matthew 5:1-2 (New International Version) 1 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them saying: Here is the situation: Jesus is about to speak to a large crowd of people. He is on the side of […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

Words Falling on the Ground

October 11th, 2008 · No Comments

1 Samuel 3:19 (New International  Version) The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground. I love this expression “he let none of his words fall to the ground.” Samuel, through the power of God, had none of his words wasted or falling to […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament


October 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Ezekiel 16:49 (New International Version) Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. Overfed, ouch. One of the main health problems in America today, actually in all the industrial world, is obesity. I guess we qualify as […]

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Tags: Ezekial · Old Testament

Where the Good Way is

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Jeremiah 6:16 (New International Version) This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Look at the middle section of […]

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Tags: Jeremiah · Old Testament