Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Week 8 of 52!

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?
Jeremiah 32:27

Absolutely NOTHING is too hard for my God!! What more can I say?

What verse have you memorized this week? Take a moment and share it with us!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Week 7 of 52!

“Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)

The past two weeks, I have memorized the previous verses:
“But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:” (Mathew 20:26-27)

We can argue our case of “why I can’t do that” or “why I shouldn’t be the servant” until we read “Even as the Son of Man came . . .” Jesus Christ – the One Who Created me – came to minister . . . to me! He willingly bowed so low that He left His glory to live in the filth of earth among the filth of men . . . for our sakes! If Jesus Christ did so much for me, who am I to say that I cannot do so much for Him and others? It is simply ridiculous for us to assume such a lofty position to refuse to serve.

A good parallel passage for Matthew 20:26-28 is Philippians 2:5-11: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

What verse are you working on memorizing this week?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Week 6 of 52!

And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant;
Matthew 20:27

This continues the thought from last week, but in itself is a good single verse to remember. In girls’ language: “Am I trying to be the popular girl, or the girl behind the scenes?” As I ponder this, I realize that it goes much deeper than the doing level. It penetrates to the motive. I might be a “servant-girl” on the outside but inwardly yearning to be that popular girl over there. Or, I might be that servant-girl with the motive to be noticed and exalted. May we strive to keep our motives – as well as our actions – obedient to this verse.

What verse have you memorized this week?
If you have not reviewed all of your memory verses, why don’t you take a few minutes to go over them slowly?