Monday, February 6, 2012

--6 of 52--

"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
Ephesians 4:29

How quickly do we “let things slip” out of our mouth without a thought? In Ephesians 4:29, we are challenged to use only words that edify (or “build up”), words that are gracious to the hearers.

Let us pretend that we have a pile blocks in front of us. Each time we spoke of others (especially those closest to us, like parents, siblings, spouses, and cousins) in a positive way, we would add blocks. But each time we spoke in a way that would tear them down, we would take away a block. What would our block pile look like after a day? Would it have a miserable few blocks left or none at all? May we all be challenged to use our words in a way that will build up those around us.

What is your sixth verse?
Remember to review all of your verses throughout the week and polish up the ones that need it.


YaashaMoriah said...

Ephesians 6:12-13
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

I like this passage because I have been more aware of the spiritual battle in the last few months. This is not a battle against the things we can see, but against the things we cannot see. When my Bible study group studied the book of Daniel, I was completely blown away by the implications of Daniel 10:12-14, where an angelic messenger explains to Daniel that he was prevented from answering Daniel's prayer immediately because he had to battle for many days against an evil spiritual power. I began to realize that the choices I make every day affect this spiritual battle greatly. I want to make sure that I fight as a Godly warrior, with every piece of my armor ready to endure the heat of the battle!

Miriam said...

I memorized that verse a few months ago too. :) Such a good verse!
This week, I am memorizing 2 Timothy is SO important for us to be a sanctified vessel in order for the Lord to use us!
A willing vessel is willing to do whatever the Lord wants them to do. My prayer is for myself is that the Lord will mold me into a vessel for HIM. :-)

God bless!

Kelly-Anne said...

I will be thinking about this lots...

My verse for the week is 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 and I posted about it here:

Lots of love,

Talitha said...

You have an excellent verse this week. It definitely applies to me! I think I will add it to my memorization for this week.

For this week I chose to memorize Titus 3:3-7: "At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life."

May you all have a lovely week!

Sierra said...

Here is my verse:For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?. Romans 8:24

I had 5 verses from Romans in a row :) What can I say, it's a great book ;) And I blogged about it here:

Have a great day! Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Carol said...

Every time I start reading everyones verses it makes me want to pick all of them for myself. Last week was a full week with family shower...etc So I've picked two verses to make up for last week. I Corinthians 4:12-13

We work with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; when we are slandered, we answer kindly. Up to this moment we have become scum of the earth, the refuse of the world.
Our bible study is in 1 Corinthians right now and because of the word "work" these verses stood out to me. I still can't believe I'm actually remembering these verses.

Amanda said...

This week, I memorized Romans 5:16 ( I love the truth that because of Jesus Christ, we are no longer under judgment (if we have accepted His salvation), but justified!


Rebecca said...

"But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ."
2 Corinthians 11:3

This verse really hit home for me, as I realized that we as Christians so often make our relationship with Christ so much more difficult than it has to be. We are constantly making the Christian walk more difficult, many times without even realizing it! If we could just always remember the simplicity of faith and grace, how much easier our lives in Christ would be!