Wednesday, December 26, 2012

--52 of 52--

"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ."
Colossians 2:8

What am I following? Do I "buy into" things of men - their reasoning and sayings? Or do I measure everything up to Christ?

One way that I can test the answer to these questions is by asking one more: "What am I spending most of my time in?" If I spend most of my time listening to the world, reading the world's material, watching the world's programs and videos, and talking with worldly friends, my thinking will automatically lean towards philosophies, vain deceit, men's traditions, and the world's rudiments. However, if I spend that time reading God's Word, listening to preachers who preach God's Word, fellowshipping with believers, and embracing things of God, my thinking will automatically lean towards things of Christ. Today I have a choice to make: which path will I choose?

What is your final verse for 2012?? Please comment and share with us! Also comment and let us know if you were faithful to memorize 52 verses this year!!!

Blessings on year 2013! 


Anonymous said...

How incredible this challenge was for me...Even though I didn't quite finish (I was short one verse for 2012) I still feel so blessed to have taken part! And I shall continue memorizing scripture in 2013. My last verse for 2012 was 2 Timothy 4:7-8:

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day."

2012 was a very tough year for us as a family - there were so many times the verses I knew were repeated over and over again! But the Lord was so faithful. I can only thank Him for His amazing grace and love!!

Blessings for 2013,

Amanda said...

I have been poor at updating, though I did complete 52 verses. In the past few weeks, the Lord has allowed me to memorize Romans 8:5-11 and I am now working on completing Galatians 6. I have been keeping my verses updated a little more regularly on my blog,