Contemplative Bible Reading

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Entries from August 2017

Tips for Life

August 27th, 2017 · No Comments

2 Timothy 2:22 (New Living Translation) …pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. I consider these tips or recommendations as opposed to commands. And I consider these to be pretty darn good tips. do what is right be faithful to Jesus Christ […]

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Tags: 2 Timothy · New Testament

Angels and Animals

August 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Daniel 6:21-22 (New Living Translation) 21 Daniel answered, “Long live the king! 22 My God sent his angel to shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, for I have been found innocent in his sight. And I have not wronged you, Your Majesty.” Daniel survived the night in the lion’s den. […]

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Tags: Daniel · Old Testament

Power, Love, and Self-Discipline

August 20th, 2017 · No Comments

2 Timothy 1:7 (New Living Translation) For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. God has given us a spirit of, let’s see: power love self-discipline Seems like an odd list. None of these things is not like the other or something like that. Perhaps […]

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Tags: 2 Timothy · New Testament

Short-Term Nonsense (at least to a guy like me)

August 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Daniel 6:1-3 (New Living Translation) 1 Darius the Mede decided to divide the kingdom into 120 provinces, and he appointed a high officer to rule over each province. 2 The king also chose Daniel and two others as administrators to supervise the high officers and protect the king’s interests. 3 Daniel soon proved himself more […]

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Tags: Daniel · Old Testament

In These Final Days

August 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Hebrews 1:1-2a (New Living Translation) Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son… In these two simple sentences, the writer notes how human history changed direction. For a few thousand years, God […]

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Tags: Hebrews · New Testament

An Unusual Aptitude

August 12th, 2017 · No Comments

Daniel 1:17 (New Living Translation) God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams. God gives us things. God gives us abilities. Sometimes, as in this verse, God gives us an unusual […]

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Tags: Daniel · Old Testament


August 6th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 21:16 (New Living Translation) Kidnappers must be put to death, whether they are caught in possession of their victims or have already sold them as slaves. This is what Joseph’s brothers did to him. Now the law, as stated here, came after the (hi)story of Joseph and his brothers. Still, I doubt that any […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament · Uncategorized

The First Holy Sabbath

August 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Exodus 16:22-23 (New Living Translation) 22 On the sixth day, they gathered twice as much as usual—four quarts for each person instead of two. Then all the leaders of the community came and asked Moses for an explanation. 23 He told them, “This is what the Lord commanded: Tomorrow will be a day of complete […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament