Psalms 137–139: Grief & Praise

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 48: Wednesday “By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs […]

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“I Wonder As I Wander”

I Wonder As I Wander is an American Christmas carol with words and melody by John Jacob Niles.  He based it on a few snatches of song he heard on July 16, 1933, in the small Appalachian town of Murphy, North Carolina: “A girl had stepped out to the edge of the little platform attached […]

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Nehemiah 1–4: Arise & Build

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 48: Tuesday “The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah.  “Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capitol, that Hanani, one of my brothers, and some men from Judah came; and I asked them concerning the Jews who […]

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Deuteronomy 20–22

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 48: Monday “You shall not see your countryman’s ox or his sheep straying away, and pay no attention to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman. “If your countryman is not near you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it […]

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“Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”

Music is one of the most wonderful aspects of the Christmas season.  The songs of hope, joy and love span centuries and countries, and when we sing these words or listen to these carols, we join with other believers who in other times and in other places worshiped God with the same music. This is […]

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Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 48

Week 48 of Read the Bible in 2011 begins today. I put up a variation of this post every week for those who may not know what I’m doing when they find posts on different books of the Bible on different days of the week. This is the general schedule from Michael Coley’s reading plan […]

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1 John 1–3: We Have Seen & Testify & Proclaim

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 48: Sunday What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life— and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you […]

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Acts 17–18: The Bereans & Apollos

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 47: Saturday “These men who have upset the world have come here also; and Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Jesus.” Acts 17:6b–7 Saturday’s Bible reading is Acts 17–18. After leaving Philippi, Paul, Silas […]

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Zechariah 8–14: The First & Second Advent

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 47: Friday “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:10 Friday’s Bible […]

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Ecclesiastes 9–10

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 47: Thursday “There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like an error which goes forth from the ruler—folly is set in many exalted places while rich men sit in humble places. I have seen slaves riding on horses and princes walking like slaves on the […]

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Psalms 134–136: He Is Good & His Lovingkindness Is Everlasting

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 47: Wednesday “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. To Him who alone does great wonders, For […]

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Giving Thanks

Thursday is the American holiday of Thanksgiving, and for some of you giving thanks to God will be easy because of the abundance of His blessings you’ve known this past year. For others gratitude that is not just lip service, but a real expression of your heart, is difficult because of grievous calamities or grinding […]

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Deuteronomy 16–19: The King & The Law

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 47: Monday “You shall not distort justice; you shall not be partial, and you shall not take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and perverts the words of the righteous. Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue, that you may live and possess […]

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