Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm back! I have caught up on all my Bible reading and I am back on track to read the Bible in one year. Now I can blog again everyday!

As I was reading these last few weeks, I "collected" verses that stood out to me, that I thought were interesting or inspirational or funny or whatever. When it occurred to me, I would copy these verses and paste them onto a sticky note on my computer's desktop.

Below are some of the verses I copied, in no particular order and without their references, since I didn't ever take the time to type those in. These verses are totally random (as you will be able to tell upon reading the list) and they are a mixture of what I read from the Old and the New Testament.

And, this list isn't complete. It doesn't include every single verse that I thought was notable. Today, for instance, I read a verse about a mighty warrior who fought with King David. He once fought for so long in the cold that his hand froze to his sword. I thought that was an interesting detail, but I didn't actually copy that verse.

Oh, and there was this other guy who got stabbed and the blade of the knife went so far into his belly that it disappeared and his belly fat closed in around it. I thought that was another interesting, though gruesome verse that I didn't copy down.

But, here's the list I did manage to collect.

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And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
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But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.
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Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.
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To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
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You must recognize that the Lord your God is not giving you this good land because you are good, for you are not—you are a stubborn people.
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Suppose there are prophets among you or those who dream dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles, and the predicted signs or miracles occur. If they then say, ‘Come, let us worship other gods’—gods you have not known before— do not listen to them. The Lord your God is testing you to see if you truly love him with all your heart and soul.
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The witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.
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David heard these comments and was very afraid of what King Achish of Gath might do to him. So he pretended to be insane, scratching on doors and drooling down his beard.
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"If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.
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For example, never sacrifice your son or daughter as a burnt offering.And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead.
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“When you make a vow to the Lord your God, be prompt in fulfilling whatever you promised him. For the Lord your God demands that you promptly fulfill all your vows, or you will be guilty of sin. However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow. But once you have voluntarily made a vow, be careful to fulfill your promise to the Lord your God.
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“A newly married man must not be drafted into the army or be given any other official responsibilities. He must be free to spend one year at home, bringing happiness to the wife he has married.
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The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us.
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