Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from October 2009

Sell All

October 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Mark 10:21 (New International Version) Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” He said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me. Jesus is talking to the person known as “the rich young ruler.” This rich person went […]

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Tags: Mark · New Testament

She is a Sinner!

October 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Luke 7:39 (New International Version) When the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would know who is touching him and what kind of woman she is—that she is a sinner.” This strikes me as an odd thing for the Pharisee to say about […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Out of His Mind

October 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Mark 3:21 (New International Version) When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Notice what the family of Jesus thought of him, He is out of His mind Whoa. I imagine that at times it was a bit difficult to understand […]

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Look to Your Quarry

October 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Isaiah 51:1 (New International Version) “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD : Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; We all came from somewhere. More to the point, we all came from someone. We all have ancestors. In […]

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Tags: Isaiah · Old Testament

The King Shall Not…oooops

October 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 (New International Version) 14 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,” 15 be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

Cause and Effect?

October 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Jeremiah 44:15-18 (New International Version) 15 Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, along with all the women who were present—a large assembly—and all the people living in Lower and Upper Egypt, said to Jeremiah, 16 “We will not listen to the message you have spoken to […]

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Tags: Jeremiah · Old Testament

The No-Loopholes-in-the-Law Law

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 15:7-9 (New International Version) 7 If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother. 8 Rather be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs. 9 Be careful […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

To the Gentiles and to Israel

October 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Luke 2:28-32 (New International Version) 28Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying: 29“Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss[d] your servant in peace. 30For my eyes have seen your salvation, 31which you have prepared in the sight of all people, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Robbing God

October 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Malachi 3:8-12 (New International Version) 8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How do we rob you?’ “In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—the whole nation of you—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in […]

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Tags: Malachi · Old Testament