Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from February 2010

The Lord Bless You

February 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Numbers 6:22-27 22 The LORD said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 ” ‘ “The LORD bless you and keep you; 25 the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; 26 the LORD turn his […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament

What does that do to Him?

February 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Job 35:5-6 (New International Version) 5 Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you. 6 If you sin, how does that affect him? If your sins are many, what does that do to him? One of Job’s associates is speaking to Job. Job’s associates meant well, but didn’t […]

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Tags: Job · Old Testament

An Offering by a Poor Couple

February 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Leviticus 12:6-8 (New International Version) 6 ” ‘When the days of her purification for a son or daughter are over, she is to bring to the priest at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting a year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or a dove for a sin offering. 7 He […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Luke · New Testament · Old Testament

A Snare to You

February 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Exodus 23:33 (New International Version) Do not let them live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you.” God is speaking to His people as they are freed from Egypt and journeying to the land He promised them. […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Just Three Priests

February 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Exodus 40:12-16 (New International Version) 12 “Bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and wash them with water. 13 Then dress Aaron in the sacred garments, anoint him and consecrate him so he may serve me as priest. 14 Bring his sons and dress them in tunics. 15 Anoint […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

The Peer Pressure Law

February 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Exodus 23:2-3 (New International Version) 2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd, 3 and do not show favoritism to a poor man in his lawsuit. Here it is, The Peer Pressure Law. Simply stated, Don’t follow the […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

The Initial Excitement

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Exodus 19:7-8 (New International Version) 7 So Moses went back and summoned the elders of the people and set before them all the words the LORD had commanded him to speak. 8 The people all responded together, “We will do everything the LORD has said.” So Moses brought their answer back to the LORD. Here […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Hate You Because of Him (what??)

February 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Genesis 27:41 (New International Version) Esau held a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing his father had given him. He said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Jacob and Esau were brothers. Like many brothers, they were not alike. It is obvious […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament