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    Mel's Weekly Study
          Just a simple place for me to put a scripture or two. My plan is to have one here a week or so. I was trying to do one a day, but think I need to go slower. Maybe I'll comment, maybe you will...

          Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:1)

          Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. (Acts 17:11)

          Test everything. Hold on to the good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

          Examine what I say, challenge me if I seem wrong, rebuke me if I am way off the mark...

    Mon, Aug 28th - 11:38PM

    1 John 4:8-14 (Amplified Bible)



    8He who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love.

        9In this the love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son], into the world so that we might live through Him.

        10In this is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for our sins.

        11Beloved, if God loved us so [very much], we also ought to love one another.

        12No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us and His love (that love which is essentially His) is brought to completion (to its full maturity, runs its full course, is perfected) in us!

        13By this we come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we abide (live and remain) in Him and He in us: because He has given (imparted) to us of His [Holy] Spirit.

        14And [besides] we ourselves have seen (have deliberately and steadfastly contemplated) and bear witness that the Father has sent the Son [as the] Savior of the world.

    Comment (2)

    Sat, Aug 26th - 11:51PM

    Nehemiah 6:10-13 (NIV)



     10 One day I went to the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was shut in at his home. He said, "Let us meet in the house of God, inside the temple, and let us close the temple doors, because men are coming to kill you—by night they are coming to kill you."

     11 But I said, "Should a man like me run away? Or should one like me go into the temple to save his life? I will not go!" 12 I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had prophesied against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would commit a sin by doing this, and then they would give me a bad name to discredit me.

    Comment (3)

    Sat, Aug 26th - 11:35PM

    Nehemiah 5:19 (NIV)



     19 Remember me with favor, O my God, for all I have done for these people.

    Comment (1)

    Thu, Aug 24th - 1:22AM

    Like Peanut Butter and Jelly to me...



    Philippians 1:20 (NIV)

     

    20I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.

     

    1 John 5:14 (NIV)

     

    14This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

    Comment (4)

    Tue, Aug 22nd - 3:22PM

    Psalm 127:2 (NIV alternate) Weekly Promise



     2 In vain you rise early
           and stay up late,
           toiling for food to eat —
           for while they sleep he provides for those he loves.



    Comment (0)

    Mon, Aug 21st - 12:43PM

    Prayer and Action...



    Nehemiah 4:9 (NAS)

     

     9But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.



    Comment (2)

    Mon, Aug 21st - 3:00AM

    Birthrights



    Genesis 25:34 (NIV)

     

     34 Then Jacob gave Esau some bread and some lentil stew. He ate and drank, and then got up and left.
          So Esau despised his birthright.

     

    Genesis 49:3-4 (NIV)

     

     3 "Reuben, you are my firstborn,
           my might, the first sign of my strength,
           excelling in honor, excelling in power.

     4 Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel,
           for you went up onto your father's bed,
           onto my couch and defiled it.


    Comment (0)

    Sun, Aug 20th - 6:06PM

    Nehemiah 2:19-20 (Amplified Bible)



    19But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arab heard of it, they laughed us to scorn and despised us and said, What is this thing you are doing? Will you rebel against the king?

        20I answered them, The God of heaven will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion or right or memorial in Jerusalem.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Aug 18th - 5:24PM

    1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NIV)



     9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, "I gave birth to him in pain." 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain." And God granted his request.



    Comment (6)

    Fri, Aug 18th - 2:28AM

    1 Chronicles 3:5 (Amplified Bible)



    5These were born to [David] in Jerusalem: Shimea, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon--four of Bathshua (Bathsheba) daughter of Ammiel (Eliam);

    Comment (0)

    Thu, Aug 17th - 11:09PM

    1 Chronicles 1:10 (New Living Translation) (this just amused me...)



    10Cush was also the ancestor of Nimrod, who was known across the earth as a heroic warrior.

    Comment (4)

    Tue, Aug 15th - 2:27PM

    John 16:33 (Amplified Bible) a promise for this week



    33I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]



    Comment (3)

    Mon, Aug 14th - 3:03PM

    The Well Fed Curse -- Be Blessed in Affliction and Need!



    Deuteronomy 32:15 (Amplified Bible)

     

    15But Jeshurun (Israel) grew fat and kicked. You became fat, you grew thick, you were gorged and sleek! Then he forsook God Who made him and forsook and despised the Rock of his salvation.

     

    Luke 6:21 (NAS)

     

     21"Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

     

    2 Corinthians 11:26-27 (NIV)

     

    26I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.

     

    James 2:5 (NKJV)

     

    5 Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?

     

    James 2:15-17 (Amplified Bible)

     

         15If a brother or sister is poorly clad and lacks food for each day,

        16And one of you says to him, Good-bye! Keep [yourself] warm and well fed, without giving him the necessities for the body, what good does that do?

        17So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead).

     

    Matthew 5:6 (NIV)

     

     6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
          for they will be filled.



    Comment (3)

    Sun, Aug 13th - 9:56AM

    Revelation 22:18-19 (NIV)



     18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

    Comment (2)

    Sat, Aug 12th - 2:14AM

    Zechariah 12:2-4 (NIV)



    2 "I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem. 3 On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations. All who try to move it will injure themselves. 4 On that day I will strike every horse with panic and its rider with madness," declares the LORD. "I will keep a watchful eye over the house of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of the nations.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Aug 11th - 5:32PM

    Revelation 22:11 (Amplified Bible) (and some from Daniel)



    Revelation 22:11 (Amplified Bible)

     

    11He who is unrighteous (unjust, wicked), let him be unrighteous still; and he who is filthy (vile, impure), let him be filthy still; and he who is righteous (just, upright, in right standing with God), let him do right still; and he who is holy, let him be holy still.

     

    Daniel 12:10 (Amplified Bible)

     

    10Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be tried, smelted, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but the teachers and those who are wise shall understand.

     

    Daniel 11:33-35 (NIV)

     

     33 "Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered. 34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere will join them. 35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined, purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.



    Comment (0)

    Fri, Aug 11th - 11:24AM

    Revelation 22:7 (NIV)



     7"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book."



    Comment (2)

    Wed, Aug 9th - 2:00AM

    Revelation 22:5 (Multiple Translations)



    (The Concordant Version)

     

    5 And night shall be no more, and they have no need of lamplight and sunlight, for the Lord God shall be illuminating them. And they shall be reigning for the eons of the eons.

     

    (Darby Translation)

     

     5And night shall not be any more, and no need of a lamp, and light of [the] sun; for [the] Lord God shall shine upon them, and they shall reign to the ages of ages.

     

    (NIV)

     

    5There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

     

    (NKJV)

     

    5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

     

    (Amplified Bible)

     

    5And there shall be no more night; they have no need for lamplight or sunlight, for the Lord God will illuminate them and be their light, and they shall reign [as kings] forever and ever (through the eternities of the eternities).



    Comment (6)

    Tue, Aug 8th - 12:18AM

    Psalm 119:64 (Amplified Bible)



    64The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy and loving-kindness; teach me Your statutes.

    Comment (2)

    Mon, Aug 7th - 9:01AM

    Revelation 21:27 (NIV)



    27Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.

    Comment (2)

    Sun, Aug 6th - 1:38AM

    Faces in the Mirror (A message to me)



    1 Corinthians 13:9-12 (NIV)

    9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

    James 1:22-25 (NIV)

     22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.



    Comment (4)

    Fri, Aug 4th - 6:12AM

    Revelation 21:6-8 (NIV)



     6He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. 7He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son. 8But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."

    Comment (4)

    Fri, Aug 4th - 12:09AM

    Mark 9:19 (Amplified Bible)



    19And He answered them, O unbelieving generation [without any faith]! How long shall I [have to do] with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to Me.

    Comment (2)

    Wed, Aug 2nd - 7:57PM

    Revelation 21:5 (NIV)



     5He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."



    Comment (5)

    Tue, Aug 1st - 1:09AM

    Psalm 46:1 (NIV)



     1 God is our refuge and strength,
           an ever-present help in trouble.


    Comment (2)

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