Monday, April 13, 2009

Bible Reading: Romans 1-3 (Sat)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s)


"For instance, all those who sinned without law will also perish without law; but all those who sinned under law will be judged by law. (13) For the hearers of law are not the ones righteous before God, but the doers of law will be declared righteous. (14) For whenever people of the Nations that do not have law do by nature the things of the law, these people although not having law, are law to themselves."


"do you, however, the one teaching someone else, not teach yourself? You, the one preaching "Do not steal," do you steal? (22) You the one saying "Do not commit adultery," do you commit adultery? You, the one expressing abhorrence of the Idols, do you rob temples?"

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)

Romans 1:16

16 For I am not ashamed of the good news; it is, in fact, God’s power for salvation to everyone having faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek;


3 But do you have this idea, O man, while you judge those who practice such things and yet you do them, that you will escape the judgment of God?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Bible Reading Prob. 4-6 (Friday)

Bostan's Favorite Verse(s)


"Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding. Do not forget, and do not turn aside from the sayings of my mouth. (6) Do not leave it, and it will keep you. Love it, and it will safeguard you. (7) Wisdom is the prime thing. Acquire wisdom; and with all that you acquire, acquire understanding. (8) Highly esteem it, and it will exalt you. It will glorify you because you embrace it. (9) To your head it will give a wreath of charm: a crown of beauty it with bestow upon you."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)

Proverbs 4:18+19

18 But the path of the righteous ones is like the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter until the day is firmly established. 19 The way of the wicked ones is like the gloom; they have not known at what they keep stumbling.


20 Observe, O my son, the commandment of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother. 21 Tie them upon your heart constantly; bind them upon your throat. 22 When you walk about, it will lead you; when you lie down, it will stand guard over you; and when you have waked up, it itself will make you its concern

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bible Reading Isaiah 4-6 (Thursday)

Bostan's favorite Verse(s)


"Woe to those who are saying that good is bad and bad is good, those who are putting darkness for the light and light for the darkness, those who are putting bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (21) Woe to those wise in their own eyes and discreet even in front of their own faces!"

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)

Isaiah 4:2

2 And he proceeded to dig it up and to rid it of stones and to plant it with a choice red vine, and to build a tower in the middle of it. And there was also a winepress that he hewed out in it. And he kept hoping for it to produce grapes, but it gradually produced wild grapes

Isaiah 5:30

30 And they will growl over it in that day as with the growling of the sea. And one will actually gaze at the land, and, look! there is distressing darkness; and even the light has grown dark because of the drops falling on it.

Isaiah 6:13

13 And there will still be in it a tenth, and it must again become something for burning down, like a big tree and like a massive tree in which, when there is a cutting down [of them], there is a stump; a holy seed will be the stump of it.”

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bible Reading Job 4-6 (Wednesday)

BOstan's Favorite Verse(s)

(It was hard to pick my favorites)


"For the foolish one vexation will kill, And the one easily enticed envying will put to death."


"O that my vexation were altogether weighed, And that at the same time my adversity they would put on scales themselves! (3) For not it is heavier even than the sands of the seas. That is why my own words have been wild talk."

Lain's Favorite Verse(s)


 2 “If one does try out a word to you, will you become weary?
But to put a restraint on words who is able?


 9 [To the] One doing great things unsearchable,
Wonderful things without number;
10 [To] the One giving rain upon the surface of the earth
And sending waters upon the open fields;

(I thought 10 was very pretty.)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bible Reading Matthew 1-3 (Tuesday)

BOstan's favorite verse(s)


'Their Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, in order to be baptized by him. (14) But the latter tried to prevent him saying; "I am the one needing to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?" (15) In reply Jesus said to him: "Let it be, this time, for in that way it is suitable for us to carry out all that is righteous." Then he quit preventing him. (16) After being baptized Jesus immediately came up from the water; and, look! the heavens were opened up and he saw descending like a dove God's spirit coming upon him. (17) Look! Also, there was a voice from the heavens that said: "This is my son, the beloved, whom i have approved."

Lain's Favorite verse(s)


10 Already the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree, then, that does not produce fine fruit is to be cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I, for my part, baptize YOU with water because of YOUR repentance; but the one coming after me is stronger than I am, whose sandals I am not fit to take off. That one will baptize YOU people with holy spirit and with fire.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Bible Reading: Exodus 7-10 (Monday)

Bostan's favorite verse(s):


"Moses immediately stretched his hand out toward the heavens, and a gloomy, darkness began to occur in all the land of Egypt for three days.

(:23) They did not see one another, and none of them got up from his own place three days; but for all the sons of Israel there proved to be light in their dwellings."

(And still Phar'aoh's heart was obstinate, and then we all would see it clearly. Darkness on his half and light on theirs.)

Lain's favorite verse(s):

Exodus 8:13-14

13 Then Jehovah did according to Moses’ word, and the frogs began to die off from the houses, the courtyards and the fields. 14 And they went piling them up, heaps upon heaps, and the land began to stink

(which is worse dead toads that stink, or live toads that don't?)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bible Reading: Proverbs 1-3 (Friday)

Bostan's favorite Verse:

1:5 and 6

"A wise person will listen and take in more instruction, and a man of understanding is the one who acquires skillful direction, (6) to understand a proverb and a puzzling saying, the words of wise persons and their riddles.

3:21, 22, 24

"My son, may not get away from your eyes. Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability.

(:22) and they will prove to be life to your soul and charm to your throat. (:24) Whenever you lie down you will feel no dread; and you will certainly lie down, and your sleep must be pleasurable."

Lain's Favorite Verse:

Proverbs 3: 17-18

17 Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its roadways are peace. 18 It is a tree of life to those taking hold of it, and those keeping fast hold of it are to be called happy.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bible reading: Isaiah 1-3 (Thursday)

BOstan's Favorite Verse:


"Unless Jehovah of armies himself had left remaining to us just a few survivors, we should have become just like Sodom, we should have resembled Gomorrah itself."

(He really expressed himself to the nation! in the 3 chapters)


"Of what benefit to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?" Says Jehovah. "I have had enough of whole burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed animals; and in blood of young bulls and male lambs and he-goats i have taken no delight."

(I like how Jehovah is saying NO to the offerings of (Pity, Sarcasm, defaulted, sinful, like they say half hearted their is no heart in them.) The offerings were more of show and continence of duty except for love and fear.) (Obligation!)

Lain's Favorite Verse:


16 And Jehovah says: “For the reason that the daughters of Zion have become haughty and they walk with their throats stretched forth and ogling with their eyes, they go walking with tripping steps, and with their feet they make a tinkling sound, 17 Jehovah also will actually make the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion scabby, and Jehovah himself will lay their very forehead bare. 18 In that day Jehovah will take away the beauty of the bangles and the headbands and the moon-shaped ornaments, 19 the eardrops and the bracelets and the veils, 20 the headdresses and the step chains and the breastbands and the ‘houses of the soul’ and the ornamental humming shells, 21 the finger rings and the nose rings, 22 the robes of state and the overtunics and the cloaks and the purses, 23 and the hand mirrors and the undergarments and the turbans and the large veils.

24 “And it must occur that instead of balsam oil there will come to be merely a musty smell; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of an artistic hair arrangement, baldness; and instead of a rich garment, a girding of sackcloth; a brand mark instead of prettiness.

(I liked the analogy, it was very good how they compared the nations to a young haughty girl.)

Bible Reading: Job 1 -3 (Wednesday reading)

Bostan's Favorite verse:

1:20 and 21,

"And Job proceeded to get up and rip his sleeveless coat apart and cut the hair off his head and fall to the earth and bow down and say.. (Verse 21) "Naked I came out of my mothers belly and naked shall i return there. Jehovah himself has given, and Jehovah himself has taken away. Let the name of Jehovah continue to be blessed.

Lain's Favorite Verse:


20 Why does he give light to one having trouble,
And life to those bitter of soul?

21 Why are there those waiting for death, and it is not,
Although they keep digging for it more than for hidden treasures?

(I liked these versus, because it is true, some people that really want to live, die, and some people that really don't care have the longest lives. )

p.s.  verse  8 
"Let cursers of the day execrate it,
Those ready to awaken Le·vi′a·than."
 I liked it because it I though that it was interesting that Le·vi′a·than was a sea monster. So basically he was saying why not just wake the sea monster.

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Hey Bostan,

Feel free to change anything. I will add more stuff later, but right now I am leaving for my mom's operation, so I don't have time this minute. I hope to hear from you soon, and hope you like the blog!