Contemplative Bible Reading

Some thoughts about Bible verses

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Entries from June 2011

A Flood of Dissipation and the NIV

June 26th, 2011 · No Comments

1 Peter 4:1-6 (New International Version 1984) 1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2 As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for […]

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Tags: 1 Peter · New Testament

Jesus is the Messiah

June 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Acts 9:20-22 (New International Version) 20 At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

The New International Version

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Let’s step aside for a few moments from the regular posts on this blog. Most of the Bible verses shown on this site come from the New International Version of the Bible. I go to the Biblegateway site, type the verses I want to show in the blog, and copy and paste. Well, the New […]

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They Relied on the Lord

June 19th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 13:13-18 (New International Version) 13 Now Jeroboam had sent troops around to the rear, so that while he was in front of Judah the ambush was behind them. 14 Judah turned and saw that they were being attacked at both front and rear. Then they cried out to the LORD. The priests blew […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

Loss of Appetite

June 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Ecclesiastes 12:5 (New Century Version) You will fear high places and will be afraid to go for a walk. Your hair will become white like the flowers on an almond tree. You will limp along like a grasshopper when you walk. Your appetite will be gone. Then you will go to your everlasting home, and […]

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Tags: Ecclesiastes · Old Testament

Mission not Accomplished

June 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Judges 1:27-31  (New International Version) 27 But Manasseh did not drive out the people of Beth Shan or Taanach or Dor or Ibleam or Megiddo and their surrounding settlements, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that land. 28 When Israel became strong, they pressed the Canaanites into forced labor but never drove them out […]

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Tags: Judges · Old Testament

Gloating over Fallen Enemies

June 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Proverbs 24:17-18 (New International Version) 17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, 18 or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them. This is a timely read considering the recent death of Osama bin Laden and the ensuing celebrations. Perhaps […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Proverbs

Seasoned with Salt

June 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Leviticus 2:13 (New International Version) Season all your grain offerings with salt. Do not leave the salt of the covenant of your God out of your grain offerings; add salt to all your offerings. I read this verse recently and noticed the striking similarity to one of my favorite verses in the New Testament from […]

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Tags: Colossians · Leviticus · New Testament · Old Testament

Being Part of God’s Plan

June 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Acts 3:17-18 (New International Version) 17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. Now let’s read these verses from The Message translation 17-18“And now, friends, I know […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament