Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from November 2015

The Miracle of Moses

November 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Acts 7:20-21 (New Living Translation) 20 “At that time Moses was born—a beautiful child in God’s eyes. His parents cared for him at home for three months. 21 When they had to abandon him, Pharaoh’s daughter adopted him and raised him as her own son. These verses are from Stephen giving his defense for preaching […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

The Devil will Flee

November 28th, 2015 · No Comments

James 4:7 (New Living Translation) So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. The devil is a large, powerful enemy. This verse, however, tells me that the devil will flee from me. Hmmm, I must be pretty powerful, too. What do I have to do so the devil flees? […]

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Tags: James · New Testament

The One Control

November 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

James 3:2 (New Living Translation) Indeed, we all make many mistakes. For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. Notice the power and promise of this verse. If I can control my tongue, I can control myself in every other way. Contemplate on […]

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Tags: James · New Testament

(My) Evil Motives

November 21st, 2015 · No Comments

James 2:3-4 (New Living Translation) 3 If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person, but you say to the poor one, “You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”—well, 4 doesn’t this discrimination show that your judgments are guided by evil motives? This is the passage from […]

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Tags: James · New Testament

To the Civilized World and the Rest of the World

November 15th, 2015 · No Comments

Romans 1:14-15 (New Living Translation) 14 For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world, to the educated and uneducated alike. 15 So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News. Paul writes about his efforts […]

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Tags: New Testament · Romans

An Arbitrary, Large Number

November 14th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 27:23-24 (New Living Translation) 23 When David took his census, he did not count those who were younger than twenty years of age, because the Lord had promised to make the Israelites as numerous as the stars in heaven. 24 Joab son of Zeruiah began the census but never finished it because the […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament


November 8th, 2015 · No Comments

1 Chronicles 18:14-17 (New Living Translation) 14 So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people. 15 Joab son of Zeruiah was commander of the army. Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the royal historian. 16 Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were the priests. […]

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Tags: 1 Chronicles · Old Testament

Trying to Stop god Worship

November 7th, 2015 · No Comments

2 Kings 23:15 (New Living Translation) The king also tore down the altar at Bethel—the pagan shrine that Jeroboam son of Nebat had made when he caused Israel to sin. He burned down the shrine and ground it to dust, and he burned the Asherah pole. This verse describes what the King of Judah was […]

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Tags: 2 Kings · Old Testament


November 1st, 2015 · No Comments

1 Samuel 3:19 (New Living Translation) As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him, and everything Samuel said proved to be reliable. Samuel was a prophet. He is the definition of a prophet in that what he predicted came true or, as in this verse, “proved to be reliable.” This is pretty simple, yet […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament