Recent Bible Verses

Cal StaggersOnce again, I would like to share some Bible verses that have recently appeared on this website.  When I share them here on the blog, though, they don’t go away like the daily verses that appear.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God— even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31-33

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.  I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.'” – Psalm 16:1-2

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness. Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble.” – 1 John 2:9-10 (NIV)

Gospel of John – Chapter 1

Cal StaggersRecently, I have come across some notes from when my brother and I started studying John together.  I thought it might be appropriate to share them here on my Bible Studies blog:
Dear Brother,
I’m glad we’re going to study John together!  Here are some miscellaneous thoughts I had while reading the first chapter.
I’m in the middle of reading the first chapter and thought I’d ask:  what version of the Bible are you reading?  I’m reading the New American Standard that I’ve had since 1985 or so, and that Dad gave me the first time I went to church with him when visiting from Dallas.  The New King James is my favorite because it is closest to the Majority of Manuscripts (and therefore more accurate), but my NAS is so marked up, I can’t change over!
Something I’ve begun doing recently while reading is to think about WHERE and WHEN what’s being written happened.  When doing this, it is helpful to have a Bible with a map of the New Testament-era Israel.  1:28 says these things happened in Bethany beyond the Jordan.  My map shows that as being on the east side of the Jordan River very close to the Dead Sea.  So the priests and Levites must’ve walked about 10-12 miles to get to John the Baptist.
Going back to 1:12 – it’s way cool that when we become believers, we become God’s children.  Since earthly fathers are damaged people (as are we all), it can be hard to think of that as a good thing – but He’s a perfect Father who provides perfectly and we usually don’t understand that whole construct.  I don’t know if it’s a function of age or being more consistent in reading/prayer for the last couple of years, but my relationship to God has expanded from just Father/Son to also include a friendship element that’s exciting.  I hope I don’t move away from that and Him!
1:43 Jesus decides to head back to Galilee – a 4-day walk (found in chapt 11) and 3 disciples are from Bethsaida which is on the NE corner of the Sea of Galilee.

Verses From the Bible

Cal StaggersThere are several daily Bible verses that you can find online on any given day.  I have compiled some that have recently been shared below.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: To believe in the one he has sent.” – John 6:29

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me.  When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my mind.  – Psalm 94:18-19

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” – Matthew 16:13-16

And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. – 1 John 2:28

I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.  For in him you have been enriched in every way – in all your speaking and in all your knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1:4-5

Toady’s Bible Verse

Jeremiah 33:2-3Cal Staggers

“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—theLord is his name: ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

This is the Bible verse of the day.  I just wanted to share it here with a picture of the beautiful Earth that is mentioned in it.

Recently Stumbled Upon Bible Verses

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Frequently you may see a Bible verse posted on the side of my website.  Today I would like to share a few that I have seen recently that I find to be particularly inspirational.

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all  sin.

This is very much in line with the material that is posted on the front page of this website.

Matthew 4:4

Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

It is wonderful to be grateful for the bread that you have to eat, and all the other blessings bestowed upon you by God.  But by far and away the greatest gift He gives us is His word, and through belief in it Eternal Life.

Isaiah 12:4

In that day you will say:

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done,
    and proclaim that his name is exalted.”

And the wonderful thing is that you don’t have to wait at all.  You can proclaim His name today!

Psalm 121:7-8

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

A lovely Psalm, and always comforting to know and remember.

Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

This is important to remember, both in a spiritual way and in a practical way.

These were just a few verses I wanted to share.  Thank you, and God Bless.

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