Irene Lape's Blog Posts Tagged 'False' (9)

Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 108-110 and Matthew 22

Psalm 108 – “My heart is confident in you, O God; no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart! Wake up, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song” (108:1-2).

 

“I will sing your praises among the nations for your unfailing love is higher than the heavens” (108:3-4).

 

“I will divide up Shechem with joy. I will measure out the valley of Succoth. Gilead is mine, and Manasseh, too. Ephraim, my helmet, will produce my warriors, and Judah, my…

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Added by Irene Lape on 1st mo. 4, 2013 at 6:13am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 66-67 and Matthew 7

Psalm 66 – “Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles he performs for people. He made a dry path through the Red Sea, and his people went across on foot . . . For by his great power he rules forever. He watches every movement of the nations; let no rebel rise in defiance” (66:5-7).

 

“Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling” (66:9).

 

“You captured us in your net and laid the burden of slavery on our backs. Then you put a…

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Added by Irene Lape on 12th mo. 20, 2012 at 6:16am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Malachi 3 and Revelation 19

Malachi 3 – God says He is “going to send my messenger to prepare a way before me” (3:1). “Who will be able to resist the day of his coming? Who will remain standing when he appears? For he is like the refiner’s fire and the fullers’ alkali . . . he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and then they will make the offering to Yahweh as it should be made” (3:2-3).

 

 They must stop sinning against the Lord – practicing sorcery, adultery and…

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Added by Irene Lape on 11th mo. 27, 2012 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

Daily Bible Reading: 1 Maccabees 11:1-37 and 2 Peter 2

Maccabees 11:1-37 – Ptolemy VI tries to take possession of Alexander’s kingdom even though he is Alexander’s father-in-law. Ptolemy tries to win Demetrius’ cooperation by promising to give his daughter [Alexander’s wife at this time] to be his wife instead. The next sentence says that this actually happens right away.

 

Next, Ptolemy enters the city of Antioch and “assume[s] the crown of Asia” (11:13). When Ptolemy and Alexander finally engage in a decisive battle near…

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Added by Irene Lape on 9th mo. 26, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Sirach [Ecclesiasticus] 37 and Acts 17:15-34

Sirach 37 – On False Friendships: “[S]ome friends are only friends in name. Is it not a deadly sorrow, when a comrade or a friend turns enemy?” (37:2)

 

On Advisers: “Any adviser will offer advice, but some are governed by self-interest” (37:7). You should always know what the interests of your advisers are, so you can properly judge their advice.

 

“Do not consult a woman about her rival, or a coward about war, a merchant about prices, or a buyer…

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Added by Irene Lape on 8th mo. 4, 2012 at 6:41am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Baruch 6:1-39 and Mark 3:20-35

Baruch 6:1-39  (thought to be a Letter of Jeremiah) – Jeremiah tells them what to expect in exile.  He asks them to beware of becoming like the foreigners or “of letting fear for [their] gods possess you when you see the multitude before and behind them worshiping them.  But say in your heart,’ It is you, O Lord, whom we must worship.’ For my angel is with you, and he is watching over your lives.” (6:5-6) They are false gods; they “cannot speak” (6:8). No one should be…

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Added by Irene Lape on 4th mo. 6, 2012 at 7:02am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 30 and 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

Jeremiah 30 – Here towards the end of the Book of Jeremiah, the lack of historical continuity becomes a bit of a problem for readers. Chapter 30 begins what my Jerusalem Bible calls The Book of Consolation; it was written sometime between 622 BC and the death of Josiah in 609, at the very beginning of Jeremiah’s “career” as a prophet. The Assyrian Empire was in decline and Josiah made an attempt to retake the lands of Samaria and Galilee that had been lost at the end of…

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Added by Irene Lape on 3rd mo. 10, 2012 at 7:40am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 29 and 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

Jeremiah 29  - Jeremiah writes a letter to the exiles in Babylon and tells them to settle there, take wives, have families; it will be a long time (70 years), but he encourages them: “I know the plans I have in mind for you, . . . plans for peace, not disaster, reserving a future full of hope for you”  (29:11). I will let you find me.  Do not be deceived by false prophets there, in Babylon, or people who interpret dreams.  The King who remained…

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Added by Irene Lape on 3rd mo. 9, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 27-28 and 2 Corinthians 10

Jeremiah 27 - Chapter 27 is the first of three chapters that apparently existed separately at one time; and each is about the “false prophets.”  The date of this first is supposedly 594 BC when an embassy of states—Edom, Moab, Sidon [south to north on the eastern side of the Jordan River]--conferred about what to do about Nebuchadnezzar. It is at the beginning of Zedekiah’s reign (c.598/597 BC). Jeremiah is called by God to make a yoke and to wear it as a sign to these leaders. There…

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Added by Irene Lape on 3rd mo. 8, 2012 at 7:14am — No Comments

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