Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from September 2011

Selling Your Sons and Daughters

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Joel 3:7-8 (New International Version 2011) 7 “See, I am going to rouse them out of the places to which you sold them, and I will return on your own heads what you have done.8 I will sell your sons and daughters to the people of Judah, and they will sell them to the Sabeans, […]

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Tags: Joel · Old Testament

By This Everyone will Know

September 24th, 2011 · No Comments

John 13:35 (New International Version 2011) By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. Jesus is speaking here. People will know that we follow Him by our love for one another. How are we doing? How are we doing in America? If we judge by how well we […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Still a Great Answer

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

This is an answer from several thousand years ago. It is still a great one: Nothing like what you are saying is happening; you are just making it up out of your head. – Nehemiah 6:8 (New International Version 2011)  

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Tags: Nehemiah · Old Testament

Faith or Prudence or Something Else

September 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Ezra 8:21-22 (New International Version 2011) 21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. 22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect […]

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Tags: Ezra · Old Testament

Boys and Girls Playing

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Zechariah 8: (New International Version 2011) 3 This is what the LORD says: “I will return to Zion and dwell in Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the Faithful City, and the mountain of the LORD Almighty will be called the Holy Mountain.” 4 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Once again men and […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Zechariah

What Will Our Women Do?

September 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Esther 1:16-18 (New International Version 2011) 16 Then Memukan replied in the presence of the king and the nobles, “Queen Vashti has done wrong, not only against the king but also against all the nobles and the peoples of all the provinces of King Xerxes. 17 For the queen’s conduct will become known to all […]

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Tags: Esther · Old Testament

Hatred and a Prayer of Vengeance

September 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Psalm 137:8-9 (New English Translation) O daughter Babylon, soon to be devastated! How blessed will be the one who repays you for what you dished out to us! How blessed will be the one who grabs your babies and smashes them on a rock! This cry was written after the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem. The conquerors […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Nothing is Too Hard

September 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Jeremiah 32:17 (New English Translation) Oh LORD God, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you! The key word from the above proclamation is nothing. Indeed, nothing is too hard for the LORD. There, I wrote it. That is a simple statement, not […]

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Tags: Jeremiah · Old Testament