Contemplative Bible Reading

Some thoughts about Bible verses

Contemplative Bible Reading header image 4

Entries from March 2016


March 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 30:11, 12, 14 (New Living Translation) 11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 12 “Whenever you take a census of the people of Israel, each man who is counted must pay a ransom for himself to the Lord….14 All who have reached their twentieth birthday must give this sacred offering to the Lord. In […]

[

Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Defining What is a Sacrifice

March 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Leviticus 7:16-18 (New Living Translation) 16 “If you bring an offering to fulfill a vow or as a voluntary offering, the meat must be eaten on the same day the sacrifice is offered, but whatever is left over may be eaten on the second day. 17 Any meat left over until the third day must […]

[

Tags: Leviticus · Old Testament

The Order of Birth

March 20th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 28:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 “Take two onyx stones, and engrave on them the names of the tribes of Israel. 10 Six names will be on each stone, arranged in the order of the births of the original sons of Israel. God is instructing His people on the priestly garments. Here, He tells them […]

[

Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Eating and Drinking in God’s Presence

March 19th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 24:9-11 (New Living Translation) 9 Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain. 10 There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself. 11 And though these nobles of […]

[

Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Illness and Sin

March 13th, 2016 · No Comments

Job 16:7-8 (New Living Translation) 7 “O God, you have ground me down     and devastated my family. 8 As if to prove I have sinned, you’ve reduced me to skin and bones.     My gaunt flesh testifies against me. Job is talking to Jehovah God the Creator. Job is partly correct in his assessment of the situation. God […]

[

Tags: Job · Old Testament

Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There (and Just Stay Calm)

March 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 14:13-14 (New Living Translation) 13 But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” There are times when the best thing to do is, uh, well […]

[

Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Not for Those Who do What is Right

March 6th, 2016 · No Comments

1 Timothy 1:9 (New Living Translation) For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. Righteous persons—those who […]

[

Tags: 1 Timothy · New Testament

Judgement Against the Gods

March 5th, 2016 · No Comments

Exodus 12:12 (New Living Translation) On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! Jehovah God is discussing the Passover plague that is […]

[

Tags: Exodus · Old Testament