Monday, April 30, 2012

--18 of 52--

"Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
Romans 13:10

A few weeks ago, I memorized 1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." Before that, I memorized Galatians 5:14, “For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” It has been neat to see how they all fit together!

What are your verses this week?

Have you reviewed all eighteen verses recently?

Monday, April 23, 2012

--17 of 52--

"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
Joshua 1:9

As a born-again child of God, we have this beautiful promise to cling onto no matter what happens!!!

What is your seventeenth verse?

Remember to faithfully review your other sixteen verses! :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

--16 of 52--

"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God."
James 1:19-20

Truly, we can say, "Enough said." :)

What is your sixteenth memory verse/passage?

Remember to review all of your other verses at least once this week!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

--15 of 52--

"Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Ephesians 4:31-32

As a child of God, we should NOT have:
   ~Evil Speaking

Instead, we should put on:

If we had a list to jot down "what we do" would it contain anger, bitterness, and evil speaking or gentleness and forgiveness? Do we need to change some of the things that we allow ourselves to do? In our own strength, we cannot forgive, we cannot push away bitterness, but God promises that if we belong to Him, He will help us conquer any evil.

We've hit another big number: 15!!!! Only thirty-seven verses left to go!!! By God's strength, we can do it!

What is your fifteenth verse?
Don't forget to continually review your other verses.

Monday, April 2, 2012

--14 of 52--

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Proverbs 15:28

Which character do we most often represent? Do we think and "study" before we answer, as the righteous? Or do we take on the character of the wicked and "pour out" whatever we want to - good or bad?

As I pondered this verse, the image of a watering hose came to mind. If we simply turn on the water and allow the hose to do whatever it wishes, water will gush out and rapidly flood the surrounding land. If, however, we direct the hose, using our finger to intensify the stream of water, we can manage the water pattern more easily and get much more accomplished. Less water is used, but more profit is done.

Perhaps that is the case with our words. We can resemble the wicked and let our words flow without guidance or restrictions and cause great damage to those around us, or we can be like the righteous and use our words carefully, directing them with prayer to be most effective.

What is your memory verse this week?

Are you reviewing your other verses? If you need to, begin a schedule with reviewing half of your verses each day. It is a good idea to review all of your verses at least one time each week.