Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from February 2012

Divisive People

February 26th, 2012 · No Comments

Titus 3:10 (New International Version 2011) Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. Sometimes I am curious about how people twist words without thinking about their true meaning. This seems to happen when people discuss, i.e., disagree about what they read in […]

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Tags: New Testament · Titus

Crouching at the Door

February 25th, 2012 · No Comments

Genesis 4:7 (New Living Translation) You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” What a picture drawn by these words: Sin is […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament


February 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Jude verse 22 (New Living Translation) And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. God shows me mercy – lots of it. On some occasions, I am to show mercy to others. Well, that one is a bit tougher. I mean, I am not God and I don’t have as much mercy as […]

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Tags: Jude · New Testament

You are Free

February 18th, 2012 · No Comments

1 Peter 2:16 (New International Version) For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. We are free. We are free from silly human stuff that chokes our lives For example, our cares choke our lives. Such as: I care about what you think […]

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Tags: 1 Peter · New Testament

Recreated for God’s Original Plan

February 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Ephesians 2:10 (New International Version) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. There is much in this short verse. Let’s start at the end and work backwards. God planned for us to do good things; God […]

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Tags: Ephesians · New Testament

Accept the Offering from the Wrong Heart?

February 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Exodus 25:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them. This is the second time that I write a post on these two verses. This time, I have to ask […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

My Concern, Not Yours

February 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Job 19:4 (New Living Translation) Even if I have sinned, that is my concern, not yours. This is Job talking a long time ago in a place far, far away. Suppose a Christian near me said this. Would I agree with him? Yes: It is none of my business how he lives. No: He is […]

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Tags: Job · Old Testament

Can’t Keep from It

February 4th, 2012 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 9:16 (New Living Translation) Yet preaching the Good News is not something I can boast about. I am compelled by God to do it. How terrible for me if I didn’t preach the Good News! Paul is writing about preaching and being paid and other forms of compensation for preaching. Paul concludes that […]

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Tags: 1 Corinthians · New Testament