Contemplative Bible Reading

Some thoughts about Bible verses

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Entries from June 2013

Fast Forwarding Time and Space

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments

John 9:6-7 (New Living Translation) Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 7 He told him, “Go wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the man went and washed and came back seeing! This is part of the […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Life Without God

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Psalm 10:4-6 (New Living Translation) The wicked are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead. 5 Yet they succeed in everything they do. They do not see your punishment awaiting them. They sneer at all their enemies. 6 They think, “Nothing bad will ever happen to us! We will […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Perfect Angels

June 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 29:9 (New Living Translation) But Achish insisted, “As far as I’m concerned, you’re as perfect as an angel of God. But the Philistine commanders are afraid to have you with them in the battle. Achish is speaking to David about David. Achish considers David to be “as perfect as an angel of God.” […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

Dance Before the Lord (then and now)

June 22nd, 2013 · No Comments

2 Samuel 6:14 (New Living Translation) And David danced before the Lord with all his might, wearing a priestly garment. David danced before the LORD. What joy. We should all dance all the time for the LORD. Right? But dancing is…well just watch a little TV and you’re likely to see some not-so-praise-the-LORD dancing. See […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · 2 Samuel · Old Testament

Justice will Win

June 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Matthew 12:17-21 (New Living Translation) This fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah concerning him: 18 “Look at my Servant, whom I have chosen. He is my Beloved, who pleases me. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. 19 He will not fight or shout or raise his voice […]

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Tags: Matthew · New Testament

Trusting Betrayers

June 15th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 23:19 (New Living Translation) But now the men of Ziph went to Saul in Gibeah and betrayed David to him. “We know where David is hiding,” they said. “He is in the strongholds of Horesh on the hill of Hakilah, which is in the southern part of Jeshimon. I guess this is just […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

Nothing Ahead but Death(?)

June 9th, 2013 · No Comments

Ecclesiastes 9:3 (New Living Translation) It seems so tragic that everyone under the sun suffers the same fate. That is why people are not more careful to be good. Instead, they choose their own mad course, for they have no hope. There is nothing ahead but death anyway. The Teacher explains the path chosen by […]

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Tags: Ecclesiastes · Old Testament

God-Directed Wrong Turns

June 8th, 2013 · No Comments

1 Samuel 23:4 (New Living Translation) David now stayed in the strongholds of the wilderness and in the hill country of Ziph. Saul hunted him day after day, but God didn’t let Saul find him. Saul was chasing David. Saul had resources. I guess he had the best trackers in the kingdom at his service. […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

Consume What You Give to God

June 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 14:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 “You must set aside a tithe of your crops—one-tenth of all the crops you harvest each year. 23 Bring this tithe to the designated place of worship—the place the Lord your God chooses for his name to be honored—and eat it there in his presence. This applies to your […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

So No One Will Act So Wickedly Again

June 1st, 2013 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 13:6-11 (New Living Translation) 6 “Suppose someone secretly entices you—even your brother, your son or daughter, your beloved wife, or your closest friend—and says, ‘Let us go worship other gods’—gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known. 7 They might suggest that you worship the gods of peoples who live nearby or who […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament