About This Blog

bible-powerThe SBM blog promotes Christian spiritual formation and discipleship through regular Bible reading. Each day a scripture verse or passage is post for meditation and study.

Daily Bible meditations are selected from the Old Testament law and history books, the Old Testament wisdom literature and prophets, or from the New Testament. Over the course of a year, SBM will post Bible meditations from all or almost all the books of the Bible.

Each year SBM uses a different Bible version. Currently, we are reading and studying the Common English Bible (CEB). Other Bible versions used on this blog are the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HSCB), the New Living Translation (NLT), and the English Standard Version (ESV). All scripture quotations reference one of these Bible versions.

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You may comment on any Bible meditation on this blog or on the SBM Facebook page. Your comments are welcome.

The righteousness that I have comes from knowing Christ, the power of his resurrection, and the participation in his sufferings. It includes being conformed to his death so that I may perhaps reach the goal of the resurrection of the dead.” (Philippians 3:10-11, CEB)

“…that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” (Philippians 3:10-11, NASB)

“My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.” (Philippians 3:10-11, HSCB)

“I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead!” (Philippians 3:10-11, NLT)

“…that I may know him and the power of his resurrection and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.”(Philippians 3:10-11, ESV)