"Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying."
When reading through a verse like this, I am often guilty of doing a little "self-righteous check."
"No rioting" - check
"No drunkennes" - check
"No chambering" - check
"No wantonness" - check
"No strife and envying" - um . . .
We often forget that in God's eyes, there are no "big sins" and "little sins." We look at drunk drivers and think, "I would never be guilty of drinking and driving!" and then we turn around to argue with our sister or grit our teeth in envy of those around us.
Romans 13:14 (the very next verse) says, "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." On our own, no sin can be conquered. The key is to walk in Christ and fight against the lusts of the flesh. On by Christ can sins be conquered - whether it is drunkenness or envy.
What is your twenty-first verse?
Have you reviewed all of your verses this week?
Congratulations to all who have persevered for so long!!! Only
thirty-two weeks left! I am praying that we are all able to continue on
this wonderful journey of hiding God's Word in our hearts and be blessed
by the riches we are hiding in our hearts.
"The night is far spent, the day is at hand, let us therefore cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armour of light."
What are the works of darkness? According to God’s Word,
some of these “works” are:
- Variance (quarrel)
- Foolish Talking
- Inordinate affection
- Evil concupiscence (lust)
- Filthy communication
What are the works of the light? Some of these works are:
- Longsuffering (patience)
- Temperance (self-control)
- Giving thanks
(Lists obtained from
Galatians 5:19-23, Ephesians 5:3-21, and Colossians 3:5-22)
~~~ What is your twentieth memory verse? It is a good idea to review all of your verses at least once a week!