Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from March 2011

Love Jesus, but not Church (?)

March 27th, 2011 · No Comments

1 John 4:19-21 19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: […]

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Tags: 1 John · New Testament

Debauchery and Such

March 26th, 2011 · No Comments

1 Peter 4:3-4 (New International Version 2011) 3 For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you do not join them in their reckless, wild living, and they heap abuse on you. I “grew […]

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Tags: 1 Peter · New Testament

Entrusting God to Judge

March 20th, 2011 · No Comments

1 Peter 2:21-23 (New International Version 2011) 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” 23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when […]

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Tags: 1 Peter · New Testament

Get Rid of the Foreign Gods

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Genesis 35:2-2 (New International Version 2011) 2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods you have with you, and purify yourselves and change your clothes. 3Then come, let us go up to Bethel, where I will build an altar to God, who answered me […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Sacrificing My Heart

March 13th, 2011 · No Comments

Psalm 51:16-17 (New International Version 2010) You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. I have contemplated on parts of Psalm 51 before. Looking at it […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Leading Our Children to Our Hate

March 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Genesis 28:6-9 (New International Version 2010) 6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, “Do not marry a Canaanite woman,” 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Blessed through You

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Genesis 12:1-3 (New International Version 2010) 1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

Teach Me Your Ways

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Exodus 33:12-13 (New International Version 2010) 12 Moses said to the LORD, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament