Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from April 2009

Clean Hands and a Pure Heart

April 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Psalms 24:3-4 (New International Version) 3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD ? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Who could approach God under the old […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

All will Share Alike

April 25th, 2009 · No Comments

1 Samuel 30:23-25 (New International Version) 23 David replied, “No, my brothers, you must not do that with what the LORD has given us. He has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us. 24 Who will listen to what you say? The share of the man who stayed with […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament · Uncategorized

All Your Anxiety

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

1 Peter 5:7 (New International Version) Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Please note the qualify working in the sentence – ALL. Here is an exercise: Get a piece of paper and a pencil At the top of the paper write “My anxieties that I am giving to God for […]

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Tags: 1 Peter · New Testament

For a Piece of Bread

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Proverbs 28:21 (New International Version) To show partiality is not good— yet a man will do wrong for a piece of bread. A simple, yet profound Proverb. America, 2009. Food is a problem here. We have too much food, and food is too convenient. Fried potatoes are not  good for you, especially if you don’t […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

Tripping Along with Mincing Steps

April 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Isaiah 3:16 (New International Version) 16 The LORD says, “The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, tripping along with mincing steps, with ornaments jingling on their ankles. In this chapter, God is angry with His people. He lists their sins and their coming punishments. Verse 16 tells […]

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Tags: Isaiah · Old Testament

Such Righteous Decrees

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 4:5-8 (New International Version) 5 See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. 6 Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

They are More Afraid of You Than You are of Them

April 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Genesis 9:1-2 (New International Version) 1 Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. 2 The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Clearly Seen

April 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Romans 1:20 (New International Version) 18The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20For since the creation of the world […]

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Tags: New Testament · Old Testament · Psalms · Romans