Tuesday, May 22, 2012

--21 of 52--


"Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying."
Romans 13:13

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?


Miriam said...

Back now!!! Had a great trip, but glad to be home.

This week I am memorizing 1 Corinthians 10:13..."There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it." What a joy to know that He will always helps us to escape temptation! He is faithful!

YaashaMoriah said...

Galatians 6:8-10
For he that soweth to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption and he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity let us do good to all men, but especially those that are of the household of faith.

This summer has brought to my attention 2 things: (1) It is important to sow while you have the chance. What if the rains come and no seed has been sown? What if opportunities to glorify God in action pass by because we wouldn't sacrifice the time, effort, energy, money, or comfort that was necessary to care for the ones to whom God calls us to minister? (2) It is important not to lose hope, even when it seems that all your service seems to see no gratitude and no results. God knows the results. It is not vain if it is done for Him and the day of reaping will come.

Amanda said...

This week and last week, I continued memorizing Psalm 4 with verses 2-3. Posted about it here: http://withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com/2012/05/verses-2021-of-52.html