Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from March 2009

Life, Death, and Peace on Earth

March 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Genesis 11:28 (New International Version) While his father Terah was still alive, Haran died in Ur of the Chaldeans, in the land of his birth. This comes from one of those chapters in the Bible listing genealogies. Other verses from this chapter include: 14 When Shelah had lived 30 years, he became the father of […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament


March 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Leviticus 19:11 (New International Version) ” ‘Do not steal. ” ‘Do not lie. ” ‘Do not deceive one another. The first two parts of the above verse are well known. In good old English these were: Thou shalt not steal Thou shalt not lie The third part of the above verse is not so well […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament

The Curse of the Anxious Mind

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 28 (New International Version) 58 If you do not carefully follow all the words of this law, which are written in this book, and do not revere this glorious and awesome name—the LORD your God-… 64 Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations…65 There the LORD will give you an anxious mind, […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Luke · New Testament · Old Testament · Philippians

Wishing Away My Life

March 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 28:67 (New International Version) In the morning you will say, “If only it were evening!” and in the evening, “If only it were morning!”-because of the terror that will fill your hearts and the sights that your eyes will see. This passage speaks about the calamities that will come to God’s people if they fail […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

Welcome a Cripple?

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Galatians 4:12-14 12 I plead with you, brothers, become like me, for I became like you. You have done me no wrong. 13 As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you. 14 Even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me […]

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Tags: Galatians · New Testament

Undivided Mind

March 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Psalms 86:11 b (Holman Christian Standard Bible) give me an undivided mind to fear your name. I read this while sitting in a Bible class on a Sunday morning. At the time I had two different notebooks in my lap, an open Bible, and several note cards in my hands. It was a typical Sunday […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Turn Your Hearts

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Malachi 4:6 (New International Version) He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” As a father, this verse stings me. God will turn my heart to my children. Have I turned […]

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Tags: Malachi · Old Testament

Treasure in Heaven

March 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Matthew 6:19-21 (New International Version) 19 Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

Time to Leave

March 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Sometimes I think that I can work with anyone. I am smart enough, have the knowledge, have the patience, and have whatever it takes to work agreeably with anyone. Then, I read this verse from Proverbs. Proverbs 22:10 (New International Version) Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. Maybe, […]

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Tags: New Testament · Proverbs