Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from January 2013

The World has always Known what “Sin” is

January 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Genesis 26:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 Immediately, Abimelech called for Isaac and exclaimed, “She is obviously your wife! Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’?” “Because I was afraid someone would kill me to get her from me,” Isaac replied. 10 “How could you do this to us?” Abimelech exclaimed. “One of my people […]

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Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

The Plans of Man

January 26th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 16:7 (New English Translation) For I (Paul) do not want to see you now in passing, since I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord allows. Notice Paul’s concluding phrase – if the Lord allows. Surely God would allow a missionary to visit a church in a foreign land. Surely, […]

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Tags: 1 Corinthians · New Testament

Recognizing Jesus

January 20th, 2013 · No Comments

Luke 24:16 (New Living Translation) But God kept them from recognizing him (Jesus). This is from the (hi)story of the men walking to Emmaus with Jesus. They didn’t recognize Jesus. From this verse, God prevented them from recognizing Jesus. Does God do the same today? Does Jesus walk among us from time to time, but […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament


January 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Acts 2:13 (New Living Translation) But others in the crowd ridiculed them, saying, “They’re just drunk, that’s all!” Combine this verse with this phrase from verse 7: These people are all from Galilee Why of course. People from Galilee are always drunk in the middle of the morning. They must be the 33 A.D. equivalent […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

A Clear Mind

January 13th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Timothy 4:5 (New Living Translation) But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. The first phrase of this verse appeals to the tough-minded thinkers. It doesn’t appeal […]

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Tags: 2 Timothy · New Testament

Excusing Sins

January 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Ephesians 5:6 (New Living Translation) Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey him. Sin has no excuse. What? But what about…? No, not even that. This verse refers to a list of sins given before it. Basically, this part of […]

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Tags: Ephesians · New Testament

Foolish Talk

January 6th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2 (New Living Translation) 16 – Avoid worthless, foolish talk that only leads to more godless behavior. 23 – Again I say, don’t get involved in foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights. Years ago I head an expression, “Don’t argue with dead people.” Such arguments waste time and only tend to raise […]

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Tags: 2 Timothy · New Testament

Watching the Invisible

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Hebrews 11:27 (New Living Translation) It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible. This is one of those things in the Bible that doesn’t make any sense to us. Moses kept […]

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Tags: Hebrews · New Testament