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Bible Verses


Proverbs 4:23

Proverbs 4:23

For the longest while this verse has been playing in my head. It pops up at unusual moments like when I’m scrolling through my feed on social media or when I’m idly thinking of what to do. Taken at face value, it’s a powerful message but I’m not really a face value kinda girl.

After weeks of ignoring the urge to dig in, I finally grabbed my Bible, concordance and notebook (oh and my cellphone cause it’s so much easier checking the online dictionary than a real one smile).  Read more...


2 Timothy 2:15

2 Timothy 2:15

These words were contained in a letter that Paul wrote to Timothy while he was in prison awaiting execution. The book of Second Timothy is believed to be the last of Paul’s epistles.

Paul was imprisoned during the reign of Emperor Nero circa 66-67 AD. The letter was an exhortation to Timothy to remember the things he had been taught. Read more...


Proverbs 16:3

Proverbs 16:3

A lot of Christians love this verse. We love it because we think it means that we can have whatever we want as long as we share our plans with the Lord:

"Share your plans with the LORD, and you will succeed."(Contemporary English Version)

If we ask God to bless our plans, all will be well. Read more...


Psalms 118:22

Psalms 118:22

King David was reflecting on his life. He remembered all the time that God had been good to him and recognized that had it not been for the mercies of God his life would have ended a long time ago.

It is better to take refuge in God than to trust man David affirms. He recounted a few examples of the awful things that God had saved him from. Read more...


Galatians 6:9

Galatians 6:9

Paul was exhorting the church of Galatia to bear each other’s burdens. Those who were strong spiritually were to be mentors and coaches to those who weren’t.

Those who had the gift of teaching were to use their gift to benefit others. Read more...


Matthew 5:13

Matthew 5:13

The Sermon on the Mount. This was Jesus’ first attempt at public speaking, and what an attempt it was! The “simple carpenter’s son” unwrapped the scriptures in a way that God’s people had never heard before.

The Good News was taken from the scribes and Pharisees with their highfaluting language, their rituals and burdensome rules and made available to the common man. Read more...


Psalms 129:2

Psalms 129:2

This Psalm recounted the sufferings of a people: they have been persecuted, beaten, hated. But through it all there's a thread of hope - God is good. 

He has never allowed them to be defeated or their enemy to triumph over them. Read more...


Jeremiah 9:23-24

Jeremiah 9:23-24

In Jeremiah chapter 9, God is lamenting the fact the His people have gone so far from Him that they no longer recognize or speak truth. Because they do not know Him, their actions are unlike the God of all truth.

The Lord has called judgement on the children of Israel. He will destroy the land and it will be their turn to weep and wail and mourn. Read more...


2 Corinthians 4:8-9

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

The apostle Paul was imprisoned for preaching the gospel. Yet even in his bonds he took the time to write letters to shore up the churches that he had left behind.

2 Corinthians chapter 4 is a message of hope to all believers, It also highlights the need to press, on even in the midst of great challenges and physical danger. Read more...


James 1:2

James 1:2

James was writing to encourage the twelve tribes of Israel who were scattered abroad. After so many years of longing for and working towards the Promised Land, they had finally claimed it only to be exiled for various reasons.

Written after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, it would also have been addressed to those who had to flee because of religious persecution. Read more...


Deuteronomy 6:4

Deuteronomy 6:4

The aged ruler had come to the end of his life. After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, it is time for the people of Israel to claim the land that God had promised them.

Before his death Moses is giving one final speech. He retraces their history up to that point. He reiterates the law as written by the hand of God. He reminds them that they are a nation truly blessed: they had been chosen by the Almighty, Eternal God. Read more...


Isaiah 29:13

Isaiah 29:13

God’s people were in rebellion. They had forgotten the one true God and instead worshiped the gods of the nations around them. In this prophecy of Isaiah, the words of God are likened to words in a book that are sealed. The man who can read doesn’t have access to it and the man who cannot read is unable to understand it. 

The minds and hearts of God's people are far away for Him and so they are not able to understand His word. Even worst, they chose to turn their backs on Him. Read more...


1 Peter 2:2

1 Peter 2:2

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.

This epistle of Peter is addressed to the diaspora of Jews in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.

He writes to remind them that God has chosen them and his spirit has made them holy. Read more...


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