Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Week 16 of 52!

"I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart."
Psalm 40:8

Many times, we pray, "Lord, show me Thy will," and yet we neglect to do the obvious things He has commanded. Time after time, God has written that we should read His Word, apply His Word, meditate on His Word, and memorize His Word. This verse is just another reminder that I should strive even harder to wrap my life around His Word.

Have you memorized a verse this week? How has it spoken to you?


Friday, April 12, 2013

Week 15 of 52

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)

All that we do is rooted in one thing: who we love the most. That seems an incorrect statement until we dig deeper to discover the roots. Why do we snap at people? Because we love ourselves better than others. Why do we neglect God’s Word? Because we love ourselves better than God. If we stop to consider why we do or do not do certain things, we will find that it boils down to who we love.


Have you memorized a verse this week? What is it? Has God used it in your life in a special way?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Week 14 of 52

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17)

This verse comes in the same passage that says, “But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” (Romans 14:10) So often, we get distracted by arguing different points and convictions. But according to God, our focus should not be on the outward things, but on the inward: righteousness, peace, and joy. When we focus on that which really matters, we find that many “discussions” are simply “foolish and unlearned questions” (2 Timothy 2:23)

Have you memorized a verse this week?