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    "Then Jesus wept." John 11:35 (NLT)
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Verse of Week 40

“Then Jesus wept.”

John 11:35 (NLT)

This is the shortest verse in the Bible. You really have to look at the surrounding verses to get what is going on with Jesus here.

Today my thoughts took me to the different reasons why people cry. People can cry because of pain, sadness, grief, joy, hurt feelings, and the list can go on. After thinking about those reasons for a while I wondered if Jesus ever cries for me. And I think he does. He probably cries over me for all sorts of reasons. I’m sure he has cried tears of joy over parts of my life. I’ll bet he has cried because I have hurt him in some way by my actions. I think he has cried with me over some pain in my life as well. I am glad he cares for us that deeply that he shares in all areas of our lives’.


Verse Of Week 38

“If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense. If the other person listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. But if you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if he or she won’t accept the church’s decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector.”

Matthew 22:15-17

Here we have the basic principles for dealing with someone that offends you or who you have a beef with. The last part is what really gets me. Treating someone as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector means loving them, not hating them. Man, it is hard to love people that really tick you off isn’t it?

Verse Of Week 36

One young man following behind was clothed only in a long linen shirt. When the mob tried to grab him,  he slipped out of his shirt and ran away naked.

Mark 14:51-52 (NLT)

I thought I might share an incident of streaking in the Bible. I can’t tell you how many funny things are in the Bible when you really look for them. Not everyone approves of streaking, but sometimes you have no choice.