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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, Oct 30th - 12:38AM

    2 Corinthians 1:19 (NIV)



    19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not "Yes" and "No," but in him it has always been "Yes."



    Comment (3)

    Mon, Oct 30th - 12:37AM

    Isaiah 61:10 (NIV)



     10 I delight greatly in the LORD;
           my soul rejoices in my God.
           For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
           and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
           as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
           and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.



    Comment (0)

    Mon, Oct 30th - 12:36AM

    Exodus 28:6 (NIV)



     6 "Make the ephod of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen—the work of a skilled craftsman.



    Comment (0)

    Fri, Oct 27th - 8:18PM

    Luke 23:1-4 (NIV)



     1Then the whole assembly rose and led him off to Pilate. 2And they began to accuse him, saying, "We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king."

     3So Pilate asked Jesus, "Are you the king of the Jews?"
          "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied.

     4Then Pilate announced to the chief priests and the crowd, "I find no basis for a charge against this man."



    Comment (1)

    Wed, Oct 25th - 9:50AM

    2 Kings 6:16-17 (NIV)



     16 "Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

     17 And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

     



    Comment (6)

    Tue, Oct 24th - 9:53PM

    1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)      a promise for the week



    7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.



    Comment (0)

    Mon, Oct 23rd - 2:34AM

    Genesis 3:16 (AMP)



    16To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 22nd - 12:53AM

    Joshua 3:17 (NIV)



    17 The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.



    Comment (2)

    Sun, Oct 22nd - 12:43AM

    Isaiah 50:4 (NIV)



     4 The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue,
           to know the word that sustains the weary.
           He wakens me morning by morning,
           wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.



    Comment (2)

    Sat, Oct 21st - 12:01AM

    Revelation 3:16 (NIV)



    16So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.



    Comment (3)

    Thu, Oct 19th - 1:09AM

    1 Timothy 2:9-15 (AMP)



        9Also [I desire] that women should adorn themselves modestly and appropriately and sensibly in seemly apparel, not with [elaborate] hair arrangement or gold or pearls or expensive clothing,

        10But by doing good deeds (deeds in themselves good and for the good and advantage of those contacted by them), as befits women who profess reverential fear for and devotion to God.

        11Let a woman learn in quietness, in entire submissiveness.

        12I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to remain in quietness and keep silence [in religious assemblies].

        13For Adam was first formed, then Eve;

        14And it was not Adam who was deceived, but [the] woman who was deceived and deluded and fell into transgression.

        15Nevertheless [the sentence put upon women of pain in motherhood does not hinder their souls' salvation, and] they will be saved [eternally] if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control, [saved indeed] through the Childbearing or by the birth of the divine Child.

    Comment (5)

    Wed, Oct 18th - 2:32AM

    2 Corinthians 8:1-9 (NIV)



     1And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 3For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, 4they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints. 5And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will. 6So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. 7But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving.

     8I am not commanding you, but I want to test the sincerity of your love by comparing it with the earnestness of others. 9For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.

    Comment (4)

    Wed, Oct 18th - 2:27AM

    1 Chronicles 9:1 (AMP)



     1SO ALL Israel was enrolled by genealogies; and they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was carried away captive to Babylon for their unfaithfulness to God.

    Comment (0)

    Tue, Oct 17th - 9:31AM

    Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)



    8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast.

    Comment (4)

    Sun, Oct 15th - 8:20AM

    Jonah 4:9-11 (NIV)



     9 But God said to Jonah, "Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?"
          "I do," he said. "I am angry enough to die."

     10 But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?"



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 15th - 8:14AM

    Isaiah 58:3-8 (NIV)



     3 'Why have we fasted,' they say,
           'and you have not seen it?
           Why have we humbled ourselves,
           and you have not noticed?'
           "Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
           and exploit all your workers.

     4 Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
           and in striking each other with wicked fists.
           You cannot fast as you do today
           and expect your voice to be heard on high.

     5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
           only a day for a man to humble himself?
           Is it only for bowing one's head like a reed
           and for lying on sackcloth and ashes?
           Is that what you call a fast,
           a day acceptable to the LORD ?

     6 "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
           to loose the chains of injustice
           and untie the cords of the yoke,
           to set the oppressed free
           and break every yoke?

     7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry
           and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
           when you see the naked, to clothe him,
           and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

     8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
           and your healing will quickly appear;
           then your righteousness [or your righteous One] will go before you,
           and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.

     



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 15th - 8:12AM

    Isaiah 22:12-13 (NIV)



     12 The Lord, the LORD Almighty,
           called you on that day
           to weep and to wail,
           to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth.

     13 But see, there is joy and revelry,
           slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep,
           eating of meat and drinking of wine!
           "Let us eat and drink," you say,
           "for tomorrow we die!"



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 15th - 8:09AM

    Amos 6:1-7 (NIV)



     1 Woe to you who are complacent in Zion,
           and to you who feel secure on Mount Samaria,
           you notable men of the foremost nation,
           to whom the people of Israel come!

     2 Go to Calneh and look at it;
           go from there to great Hamath,
           and then go down to Gath in Philistia.
           Are they better off than your two kingdoms?
           Is their land larger than yours?

     3 You put off the evil day
           and bring near a reign of terror.

     4 You lie on beds inlaid with ivory
           and lounge on your couches.
           You dine on choice lambs
           and fattened calves.

     5 You strum away on your harps like David
           and improvise on musical instruments.

     6 You drink wine by the bowlful
           and use the finest lotions,
           but you do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.

     7 Therefore you will be among the first to go into exile;
           your feasting and lounging will end.

     



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 15th - 7:55AM

    Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)



    10For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.



    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 15th - 7:51AM

    Luke 13:32-33 (NAS)



     32And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.'

     33"Nevertheless I must journey on today and tomorrow and the next day; for it cannot be that a prophet would perish outside of Jerusalem.



    Comment (0)

    Fri, Oct 13th - 2:02AM

    Hosea 2:15 (NAS)


        15"Then I will give her her vineyards from there,
             And the valley of Achor [troubling] as a door of hope
             And she will sing there as in the days of her youth,
             As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

     



    Comment (3)

    Wed, Oct 11th - 11:41PM

    Acts 7:60-8:1 (AMP)



    7:60And falling on his knees, he cried out loudly, Lord, fix not this sin upon them [lay it not to their charge]! And when he had said this, he fell asleep [in death].

     8:1AND SAUL was [not only] consenting to [Stephen's] death [he was pleased and entirely approving]. On that day a great and severe persecution broke out against the church which was in Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles (special messengers).

    Comment (2)

    Wed, Oct 11th - 11:33PM

    Romans 5:8 (NIV)



    8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

    Comment (3)

    Wed, Oct 11th - 2:57AM

    Matthew 11:2-3 (NIV)



     2When John heard in prison what Christ was doing, he sent his disciples 3to ask him, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"

    Comment (1)

    Tue, Oct 10th - 1:11PM

    Psalm 1 (TNIV & AMP)



    Today's New International Version

     

        1 Blessed are those
           who do not walk in step with the wicked
           or stand in the way that sinners take
           or sit in the company of mockers,

        2 but who delight in the law of the LORD
           and meditate on his law day and night.

        3 They are like a tree planted by streams of water,
           which yields its fruit in season
           and whose leaf does not wither—
           whatever they do prospers.

        4 Not so the wicked!
           They are like chaff
           that the wind blows away.

        5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
           nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

        6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
           but the way of the wicked will be destroyed.

    Amplified Bible

        1BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

        2But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

        3And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

        4Not so the wicked [those disobedient and living without God are not so]. But they are like the chaff [worthless, dead, without substance] which the wind drives away.

        5Therefore the wicked [those disobedient and living without God] shall not stand [justified] in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous [those who are upright and in right standing with God].

        6For the Lord knows and is fully acquainted with the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly [those living outside God's will] shall perish (end in ruin and come to naught).



    Comment (0)

    Mon, Oct 9th - 12:03AM

    Proverbs 12:10 (NIV)        (just one for you pet lovers out there)



     10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal,
           but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.


    Comment (5)

    Sun, Oct 8th - 1:20AM

    Galatians 5:19-23 (NIV)



     19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

     22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Comment (2)

    Sun, Oct 8th - 1:04AM

    Ezekiel 23:32-34 (New International Version)



     32 "This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
           "You will drink your sister's cup,
           a cup large and deep;
           it will bring scorn and derision,
           for it holds so much.

     33 You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,
           the cup of ruin and desolation,
           the cup of your sister Samaria.

     34 You will drink it and drain it dry;
           you will dash it to pieces
           and tear your breasts.
          I have spoken, declares the Sovereign LORD.


    Comment (0)

    Sun, Oct 8th - 12:53AM

    1 Corinthians 13:6 (Amplified Bible)



    6It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

    Comment (0)

    Fri, Oct 6th - 12:13PM

    3 John 1:9-11 (NIV)



     9I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. 10So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers. He also stops those who want to do so and puts them out of the church.

     11Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.



    Comment (5)

    Fri, Oct 6th - 12:12PM

    2 Corinthians 12:20 (NIV)



    20For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.

    Comment (0)

    Thu, Oct 5th - 9:00PM

    Acts 5:28-30 (NIV)



    28"We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood."

     29Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! 30The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead—whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree.



    Comment (0)

    Wed, Oct 4th - 12:27AM

    1 Chronicles 21:1-7 (NIV)



     1 Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. 2 So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, "Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are."

     3 But Joab replied, "May the LORD multiply his troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all my lord's subjects? Why does my lord want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?"

     4 The king's word, however, overruled Joab; so Joab left and went throughout Israel and then came back to Jerusalem. 5 Joab reported the number of the fighting men to David: In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.

     6 But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king's command was repulsive to him. 7 This command was also evil in the sight of God; so he punished Israel.

    Comment (2)

    Tue, Oct 3rd - 12:58AM

    1 Chronicles 7:40 (NIV)



     40 All these were descendants of Asher—heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000.

    Comment (0)

    Mon, Oct 2nd - 2:47AM

    Isaiah 65:1 (NIV)



     1 "I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
           I was found by those who did not seek me.
           To a nation that did not call on my name,
           I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'


    Comment (2)

    Sun, Oct 1st - 1:22AM

    Matthew 8:32-34 (NIV)      (or: the Pigs were that important?!?)



     32He said to them, "Go!" So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. 33Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. 34Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

    Comment (2)

    Sun, Oct 1st - 12:12AM

    2 Chronicles 36:16 (NIV)



    16 But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.

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