Thursday, October 31, 2013

The {Easy} Blue Letter Bible

Life is NOT easy. 
Anyone old enough to read the first line knows this.

Things break 
Plans go awry 
Predators destroy 
Treasures fall apart
Houses burn
Cars crash
Crops fail
Beloved people breathe their last; 
In the end, we all breathe our last.

None of this is easy.

Not alone.

Not without the help of our creator.

Not without his instructions for life.

I've discovered a tool for studying God's Word that is simply amazing!

It is called the Blue Letter Bible because you can search the entire Word of God, any word, phrase, concept or verse in a dozen of versions and find commentary and explanation and links in mere seconds. The search tools are virtually endless.  In one click,a student can cite in MLA, APA, and Chicago format. Links can be drawn to anything you've found there. You can also instantly share to Facebook, Twitter or easily email something you found to a friend.

In addition, there are Bible reading plans and devotional resources, both audio and visual.

I typed in the word easy. Here is a screenshot:

Blue Letter Bible .org

And then I clicked on the commentary tab. I could easily spend a week, listening to or reading commentaries, about this one verse in scripture! 

No, life is NOT easy, but the Blue Letter Bible is.

You can see for yourself.  Click on any of these "blue letter links below." 

Commentaries for Mat 11:30
About 31 days of EASY: 
So many things in life are hard.  And some of those hard things are necessary. But why make things harder than they need to be?  For 31 days, I'll be writing about ways to bring ease. I would be honored if you came along on my journey. Pack light. 

If you want to know more about the 31 Day Blog Challenge, click here:
Nesting Place: It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
or here: Why 31 days?
Many Blessings to you.

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  1. YES!!!
    I have just enjoyed the treat of Spurgeon's sermon on Mt.11:28 "Rest,Rest" Wow. Thanks, Becky ( :

    1. And thank you, dear friend. You are the one who directed me to the BLB in the first place.

  2. Good to know, I had never heard of this...

  3. Hi Becky!
    I'm going to check this one out for sure! Right now... I need EASY when it comes to reading and studying... :)
    You asked a question about the stuffing in my, it is NOT down.
    It is foam insert and a quilted slip inside the outer cushion wrap. But inside of the quilted slip I used some new bed pillows I had bought and they just weren't comfy for us to sleep with. I bought them because they were, "LIKE DOWN" and when I ripped them open to stuff my couch, it was a synthetic fiber fill...that had been 'pilled' into little soft balls! Amazing stuff. So comfy to sit on. :)
    Hope that helps--


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You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

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