Contemplative Bible Reading

Some thoughts about Bible verses

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Entries from February 2018

Experience and Knowledge

February 18th, 2018 · No Comments

Ephesians 3:19 (New Living Translation) May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. The Bible bounces back and forth among the concepts of feeling and knowing. This verse uses “experience” […]

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Tags: Ephesians · New Testament

Wanting Something

February 17th, 2018 · No Comments

2 Samuel 18:6-8 (New Living Translation) 6 So the battle began in the forest of Ephraim, 7 and the Israelite troops were beaten back by David’s men. There was a great slaughter that day, and 20,000 men laid down their lives. 8 The battle raged all across the countryside, and more men died because of […]

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Tags: 2 Samuel · Old Testament

This is Fasting

February 11th, 2018 · No Comments

Isaiah 58:6-7 (New Living Translation) 6 “No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. 7 Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. […]

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Tags: Isaiah · Old Testament

Healing the Nations

February 10th, 2018 · No Comments

Revelation 22:2 (New Living Translation) It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations. The Tree of Life will grow on each side […]

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Tags: New Testament · Revelation

Lots of Gods

February 4th, 2018 · No Comments

Exodus 15:11 (New Living Translation) “Who is like you among the gods, O Lord— glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing great wonders? Set the scene: the people have just walked out of Egypt with lots of goodies. The charioteers—the elite of the Egyptian army—was destroyed in the Red Sea. Time to sing and dance […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Training for Godliness

February 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

1 Timothy 4:8 (New Living Translation) “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” Hate to burst the bubble of the fitness industry in America in the 21st century, but, well, burst that bubble folks. Gold’s Gym? Good for us. Godliness […]

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Tags: 1 Timothy · New Testament