Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from April 2010

The Staggering Burden

April 25th, 2010 · No Comments

1 Samuel 25:30-31  (New International Version) 30 When the LORD has done for my master (David) every good thing he promised concerning him and has appointed him (David) leader over Israel, 31 my master (David) will not have on his conscience the staggering burden of needless bloodshed or of having avenged himself. And when the […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

Melting in Fear

April 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 2:24 (New International Version) They said to Joshua, “The LORD has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.” Joshua had sent three spies into Jericho to learn about the city and its defenses. This is the end of the report that the three […]

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Tags: Joshua · Old Testament

How Can You Build an Army with that Policy?

April 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 20:8 (New International Version) 8 Then the officers shall add, “Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too.” In this and the surrounding verses, God is instructing His people on how to build an army when they need one. There are several situations […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

Assumptions and Clarifications

April 17th, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 22:9-12 (New International Version) 9 So the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh left the Israelites at Shiloh in Canaan to return to Gilead, their own land, which they had acquired in accordance with the command of the LORD through Moses. 10 When they came to Geliloth near the Jordan in the […]

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Tags: Joshua · Old Testament

Reckless Adventurers

April 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Judges 9:1-6 (New International Version) 1 Abimelech son of Jerub-Baal went to his mother’s brothers in Shechem and said to them and to all his mother’s clan, 2 “Ask all the citizens of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you: to have all seventy of Jerub-Baal’s sons rule over you, or just one man?’ Remember, I […]

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Tags: Judges · Old Testament

The Rabble

April 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Numbers 11:4-6 (New International Version) 4 The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, “If only we had meat to eat! 5 We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic. 6 But now we have lost […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament


April 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 17:18-20 (New International Version) 18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the priests, who are Levites. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament


April 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Joshua 24:14-15 (New International Version) 14 “Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the […]

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Tags: Joshua · Old Testament