Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from May 2013

Not on Bread Alone

May 26th, 2013 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 8:1-5 (New Living Translation) Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multiply, and you will enter and occupy the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors. 2 Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

The Lord Will Rule

May 25th, 2013 · No Comments

Judges 8:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 Then the Israelites said to Gideon, “Be our ruler! You and your son and your grandson will be our rulers, for you have rescued us from Midian.” 23 But Gideon replied, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son. The Lord will rule over you! Gideon had […]

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Tags: Judges · Old Testament

The Seeds of Separation

May 19th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Samuel 19:41-43 (New Living Translation) 41 But all the men of Israel complained to the king, “The men of Judah stole the king and didn’t give us the honor of helping take you, your household, and all your men across the Jordan.” 42 The men of Judah replied, “The king is one of our […]

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Tags: 2 Samuel · Old Testament

Keeping Temptation Near

May 18th, 2013 · No Comments

Judges 2:1-4 (New Living Translation) The angel of the Lord went up from Gilgal to Bokim and said to the Israelites, “I brought you out of Egypt into this land that I swore to give your ancestors, and I said I would never break my covenant with you. 2 For your part, you were not […]

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Tags: Judges · Old Testament

The Holy and the Common

May 12th, 2013 · No Comments

Numbers 18:30-32 (New Living Translation) 30 “Also, give these instructions to the Levites: When you present the best part as your offering, it will be considered as though it came from your own threshing floor or winepress. 31 You Levites and your families may eat this food anywhere you wish, for it is your compensation […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament

The Temple’s Purpose

May 11th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Kings 8: (New Living Translation) 17 Then Solomon said, “My father, David, wanted to build this Temple to honor the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. 18 But the Lord told him, ‘You wanted to build the Temple to honor my name. Your intention is good, 19 but you are not the […]

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Tags: 1 Kings · Old Testament

Concerning this Building Project

May 5th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Kings 6:11-13 (New Living Translation) 11 Then the Lord gave this message to Solomon: 12 “Concerning this Temple you are building, if you keep all my decrees and regulations and obey all my commands, I will fulfill through you the promise I made to your father, David. 13 I will live among the Israelites […]

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Tags: 1 Kings · Old Testament

Guilty as a Murderer (?)

May 4th, 2013 · No Comments

Leviticus 17:3-4 (New Living Translation) 3 “If any native Israelite sacrifices a bull or a lamb or a goat anywhere inside or outside the camp 4 instead of bringing it to the entrance of the Tabernacle to present it as an offering to the Lord, that person will be as guilty as a murderer. Such […]

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Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament