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Published 1-2-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Book of Micah, Sarah Young


Dear Readers,

At around 12:30 in the morning of January 1, 2012,
I placed my Bible in my lap and asked God to take
me to the page containing the message He most
wanted me to know for the upcoming year. Closing
my eyes and holding my breath, I allowed my hands
to randomly open the Bible. The passages below are
what my eyes fell upon. They are presented in proper
order; however, they're taken from various versions
of the Bible. The message is one of promise, justice
and peace. May Peace and Love walk with you
every step of the year ahead. Happy 2012.

- Lisa

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In days to come the mount of the Lord's house
Shall be established higher than the mountains;
it shall rise high above the hills,
And peoples shall stream to it:
Many nations shall come, and say,
"Come, let us climb the mount of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
That he may instruct us in his ways,
that we may walk in his paths."

Micah 4:1-2
New American Bible


The law will go out from Zion,
   the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He will judge between many peoples
   and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
   and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
   nor will they train for war anymore.

Micah 4:2-3
New International Version

Chianti Valley, Italy
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They will sit, each man under his vine
and under his fig tree,
and none will make them afraid,
for the mouth of Hashem,
Master of Legions, has spoken.
For all peoples will go forth,
each man in the name of his god,
but we go forth with the name of Hashem,
our God, forever and ever.

Micah 4:4-5
Stone Edition Tanach


In that day, says the Lord,
I will assemble the lame,
I will gather the outcast
And those whom I have afflicted;
I will make the lame a remnant,
And the outcast a strong nation;
So the Lord will reign over them
in Mount Zion
From now on, even forever.

Micah 4:6-7
New King James Version

The Last Word:

Whisper My Name in loving tenderness.
My Peace, which lives continually in your
spirit, will gradually work its way
through your entire being.

Excerpted from "Jesus Calling,"
by Sarah Young
Integrity Publishers, 2004


























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

The liar's punishment is not that he is not believed,
but that he cannot believe anyone else.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Irish playwright and critic



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