chasing the soul (novapsyche) wrote in spiritoflife,
chasing the soul
novapsyche
spiritoflife

food for thought

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1.
After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions. So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till [sic] daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak." But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me." The man asked him, "What is your name?" "Jacob," he answered. Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome." Jacob said, "Please tell me your name." But he replied, "Why do you ask my name?" Then he blessed him there. So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "It was because I saw God face to face, yet my life was spared." -- Genesis 32: 23-30

2.
We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not to, but what I hate to do. [...] Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God's law; but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. -- Romans 7: 14-15, 20-23

3. (contrast with #66)
Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: "Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it." [...] "You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?" declares the Lord Almighty. "Because my house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house." -- Haggai 1: 5-6, 9

4.
So it will be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable. [...] [I]t is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body. -- I Corinthians 15: 42, 44

5.
"I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people. One who breaks open the way will go up before them; they will break through the gate and go out. Their king will pass through before them, the Lord at their head." -- Micah 2: 12-13

6.
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." -- I Samuel 16:7

7. (see and contrast with #47)
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other." -- Matthew 24: 30-31

8.
"I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture, where they will be fruitful and increase in number. I will place shepherds over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid or terrified, nor will any be missing," declares the Lord. -- Jeremiah 23: 3-4

9. (starred)
"In those days, at that time," declares the Lord, "the people of Israel and the people of Judah together will go in tears to seek the Lord their God. They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten." --Jeremiah 50: 4-5

10.
I will surely gather them from all the lands where I banish them in my furious anger and great wrath; I will bring them back to this place and let them live in safety. They will be my people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. -- Jeremiah 32: 37-41

11.
"In those days, at that time,"
   declares the Lord,
"search will be made for Israel's guilt,
   but there will be none,
and for the sins of Judah,
   but none will be found,
for I will forgive the remnant I spare."
-- Jeremiah 50:20

12.
"And afterward
   I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
   your old men will dream dreams,
   your young men will see visions.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
   I will pour out my Spirit in these days."
-- Joel 2: 28-29

13. (starred)
The remnant of Jacob will be
   in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the Lord,
   like showers on the grass,
which do not wait for man
   or linger for mankind.
-- Micah 5:7

14. (starred)
A voice says, "Cry out." And I said, "What shall I cry?"

"All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them. Surely the people are grass. The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever." -- Isaiah 40: 6-8

15. (starred)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it." -- John 1: 1-5

16.
"The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins," declares the Lord. "As for me, this is my covenant with them," says the Lord. "My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever," says the Lord. -- Isaiah 59: 20-21

17.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, "The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?" Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, "Take off his filthy clothes." Then he said to Joshua, "See, I have taken away your sin, and I will put rich garments on you." [...] "'Listen, O high priest Joshua and your associates seated before you, who are men symbolic of things to come: I am going to bring my servant, the Branch." -- Zechariah 3: 1-4, 8

18. (see and compare with #66)
Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak. Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: 'Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord. It is he who will build the temple of the Lord, and he will be clothed with majesty and will sit and rule on his throne. And he will be a priest on his throne. And there will be harmony between the two. -- Zechariah 6: 11-13

19.
Then Jesus cried out, "When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When he looks at me, he sees the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness." -- John 12: 44-46

20.
No longer will violence be heard in your land, nor ruin or destruction within your borders, but you will call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise. The sun will no more be your light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on you, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your God will be your glory. Your sun will never set again, and your moon will wane no more; the Lord will be your everlasting light, and your days of sorrow will end. -- Isaiah 60: 18-20

21.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him." -- John 14: 6-7

22. (starred)
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. [...] We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you. -- II Corinthians 4: 6-7, 10-12

23.
I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live. -- John 5:25

23½. (starred)
But if Christ is in you, your body is dead because of sin, yet your spirit is alive because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you. -- Romans 8: 10-11

24.
Jesus replied, "Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? When the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. Now about the dead rising -- have you not read in the book of Moses, in the account of the bush, how God said to him, 'I am God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You are badly mistaken!" -- Mark 12: 24-26

25.
The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendents, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. -- Deuteronomy 30:6

26.
You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everybody. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant -- not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. -- II Corinthians 3: 2-6

27. (starred)
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55: 10-11

28.
When your words came, I ate them;
   they were my joy and my heart's delight,
for I bear your name,
   O Lord God Almighty.
-- Jeremiah 15:16

29.Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." -- John 6:35

30.
"Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.'" -- Mark 7:15

31.
No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. -- Deuteronomy 30:14

32.
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." -- Matthew 24:35

33.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
   the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
   night after night they display knowledge.
-- Psalm 19: 1-2

34. (starred)
But God made the earth by his power; 
   he founded the world by his wisdom
   and stretched out the heavens by his
      understanding.
-- Jeremiah 10:12

35.
"This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it -- the Lord is his name: 'Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'" -- Jeremiah 33: 2-3

36.
You who fear the Lord, praise him!
   All you descendents of Jacob, honor him!
   Revere him, all you descendents of Israel!
For he has not despised or disdained
   the suffering of the afflicted one;
he has not hidden his face from him
   but has listen to his cry for help.
-- Psalm 22: 23-24

37.
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever -- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him or knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and is in you." -- John 14: 16-20

38.
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. -- II Corinthians 4:18

39.
For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. -- Mark 4:22

40.
I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know -- God knows. And I know that this man -- whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows -- was caught up to paradise. He heard inexpressible things, things that man is not permitted to tell. -- II Corinthians 12: 2-4

41.
Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.

And he said to me, "Son of man, eat what is before you, eat this scroll; then go and speak to the house of Israel." So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. Then he said to me, "Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it." So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. -- Ezekiel 2: 9-10, 3: 1-3

42.
"In the visions I saw while lying in my bed, I looked, and there before me was a messenger, a holy one, coming down from heaven." -- Daniel 4:13

43.
"In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all peoples, nations and men of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed." -- Daniel 7:13-14

44.
"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire -- he is God." -- I Kings 18:24

45.
"After that you will go to Gibeah of God, where there is a Philistine outpost. As you approach the town, you will meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place with lyres, tambourines, flutes and harps being played before them, and they will be prophesying. The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person." -- I Samuel 10: 5-6

46.
The Lord said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper. -- I Kings 19: 11-12

47.
Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of Man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe into these slain, that they may live.' So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet -- a vast army. Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them.'" -- Ezekiel 37: 9-14

48.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect* the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." -- II Corinthians 3: 17-18. * Or contemplate

49.
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. -- Romans 8:16

50.
because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly await for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. -- I Corinthians 1: 6-7

51.
"Ask and it will be given you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." -- Matthew 7: 7-8

52.
"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." -- Matthew 18:19

53.
"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." -- Matthew 7: 13-14

54.
But Moses replied, "Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord's people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!" -- Numbers 11:29

55.
How long will you wander,
   O unfaithful daughter?
The Lord will create a new thing on earth --
   a woman will surround a man.
-- Jeremiah 31:22

56.
You are all Sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. -- Galatians 3: 26-28

57.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God -- this is your spiritual* act of worship. -- Romans 12:1. * Or reasonable

58.
Your offering will be reckoned to you as grain from the threshing floor or juice from the winepress. -- Numbers 18:27

59.
On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his prophetic vision. He will not put on a prophet's garment of hair in order to deceive. He will say, 'I am not a prophet.' I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth.' -- Zechariah 13: 4-5

60.
And I saw that all labor and all achievement spring from man's envy of his neighbor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. -- Ecclesiastes 4:4

61.
For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. [...] All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless. -- Ecclesiastes 2: 21, 23

62.
All this I tested by wisdom and I said, "I am determined to be wise" -- but this was beyond me. Whatever wisdom may be, it is far off and most profound -- who can discover it? So I turned my mind to understand, to investigate and to search out wisdom and the scheme of things and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the madness of folly. -- Ecclesiastes 7: 23-25

63.
Who endowed the heart with wisdom
   or gave understanding to the mind?
-- Job 38:36

64.
From birth I was cast upon you;
   from my mother's womb you have been
      my God.
-- Psalm 22:10

65. (starred)
You brought your people Israel out of Egypt with signs and wonders, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror. -- Jeremiah 32:21

66.
"Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it? Or an image that teaches lies? For he who makes it trusts in his own creation; he makes idols that cannot speak. Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!' Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!' Can it give guidance? It is covered with gold and silver; there is no breath in it. But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him." -- Habakkuk 2: 18-20

67.
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. -- Colossians 2: 16-17

67½.
So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves. Bu the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin. -- Romans 14: 22-23

68.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God[.] -- Psalm 146:5
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