Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from October 2015

He was Afraid

October 31st, 2015 · No Comments

Judges 7:10-11 (New Living Translation) 10 But if you are afraid to attack, go down to the camp with your servant Purah. 11 Listen to what the Midianites are saying, and you will be greatly encouraged. Then you will be eager to attack.” This is one of the little-known verses in the (hi)story of Gideon. […]

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Tags: Judges · Old Testament

Don’t You Realize?

October 25th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Corinthians 3:16 (New Living Translation) Don’t you realize that all of you together are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God lives in you? Jesus is speaking to a crowd of people. I believe that what He says here applies to all of us in all ages. He is saying, Hey, […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · New Testament

Lords and Hypocrites

October 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Luke 6:46 (New Living Translation) So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say? In the New Testament, the term “Lord” means about what we think it means these days. My “lord” is someone that I recognize as my master, my teacher, the person above me whom I […]

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Tags: Luke · New Testament

Rescued from a Curse(r)

October 18th, 2015 · No Comments

Joshua 24:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 Then Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, started a war against Israel. He summoned Balaam son of Beor to curse you, 10 but I would not listen to him. Instead, I made Balaam bless you, and so I rescued you from Balak. Note how God rescued his people […]

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Tags: Joshua · Old Testament

A People Claimed by the Lord

October 17th, 2015 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 28:10 (New Living Translation) 9 “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

Break Down

October 11th, 2015 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 7:5 (New Living Translation) This is what you must do. You must break down their pagan altars and shatter their sacred pillars. Cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols. The “God of the Old Testament” is often criticized as inventing the concept of pillage and burn and such (sort of silly that […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

The Lord’s Form

October 10th, 2015 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 4:15-16 (New Living Translation) 15 “But be very careful! You did not see the Lord’s form on the day he spoke to you from the heart of the fire at Mount Sinai. 16 So do not corrupt yourselves by making an idol in any form… Jehovah God gives a strict warning to His people. […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

If We Go Ahead on Our Own

October 4th, 2015 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 1:42 (New Living Translation) “But the Lord told me to tell you, ‘Do not attack, for I am not with you. If you go ahead on your own, you will be crushed by your enemies.’ This was a warning from Jehovah to His people. This is a warning to all of us today. If […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

I Live There Myself

October 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

Numbers 35:34 (New Living Translation) You must not defile the land where you live, for I live there myself. I am the Lord, who lives among the people of Israel. The LORD God Jehovah had a strict warning to the people He had chosen. He was to live in the land with them. Therefore, they […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament