By Tim Gamble
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Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me." -- John 14:6
Precepts of Biblical Survivalism
7- All human life is valuable. All human life is created in the image of God. All human life belongs to God, not man. Murder, which is biblically-defined as the taking of innocent human life (intentionally or through negligence), is forbidden by God.
(From the article: Precepts of Biblical Survivalism.)
Scripture Readings For This Week
Exodus 6:2 - 9:35Ezekiel 28:25 - 29:21Luke 11:14-22
Proverbs and Psalms
Try to read one chapter a day from both Proverbs and Psalms.
Scripture Memorization For This Week*
Continuing the memorization series on the Ten Commandments, from Exodus chapter 20. This week features the Second Commandment:
Exodus 20:4 You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
* The above is from the NKJV, but feel free to memorize using whatever version you are comfortable with.
Remember: You Only Fail When You Give Up
Missed a day (or several) reading your Bible? Got busy with life and forgot to pray yesterday? Having a hard time with the memorization? Don't sweat it! Just keep trying. Remember, you only fail when you give up.
Two of my favorite and most often used Bibles:
The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, The Word of God and the Shaping of America - One of my favorites, the New King James Version is literal, accurate, and easy-to-read for most modern folks. The American Patriot's Bible "shows how the history of the United States connects the people and events of the Bible to our lives in a modern world. The story of the United States is wonderfully woven into the teachings of the Bible." Lot's of articles and study notes showing the importance of God and the Bible to our nation's founding and subsequent history. Available on Amazon.
The Scriptures - This new English translation includes Genesis through Revelation, and restores the Name of our Creator to the text in each place it occurs. This new version in English is a literal translation by Institute for Scripture Research, overseen by Dr. Chris Koster. New in this 2009 edition: Improvements to the text - seeking a yet closer equivalent to the literal meaning of the original language. Quotations / Allusions from the Old Testament are in bold type in the New Testament, and are accompanied by the text references - aiding your understanding of the original contexts, and how they influence the writers drawing upon them. Available on Amazon.