Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from December 2008

We have Heard that God is with You

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Zechariah 8:23 (Revised Standard Version) Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, `Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” This is a prophetic verse from the Old Testament. […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Zechariah

A Bag with Holes in It

December 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Haggai 1:6 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) You have planted much but harvested little. You eat but never have enough to be satisfied. You drink but never have enough to become drunk. You put on clothes but never have enough to get warm. The wage earner [puts his] wages into a bag with a hole in […]

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Tags: Haggai · Old Testament

No Contentment

December 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Haggai 1:6 (New International Version) You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it. I am considering this verse in light […]

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Tags: Haggai · Old Testament

Model the Behavior

December 13th, 2008 · No Comments

Titus 2:7a (New International Version) 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. Model the bahavior that you want others to live. I have heard that increasingly in the past couple of years. If I want people to listen, I slow down, shut up, and listen myself. If I want people […]

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Tags: New Testament · Titus

Mark Seasons

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Genesis 1:14-15 (New International Version) 14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Made Like God

December 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Exodus 7:1 (New International Version) Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. Moses didn’t really want to talk to Pharoah. He made lots of excuses. God kept encouraging Moses. He gave Moses the ability to perform miracles that would […]

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Tags: Exodus · Genesis · Old Testament