Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Week 21 of 52

“He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeated a matter separateth very friends.” Proverbs 17:9

It is so easy to talk about others –how they annoy us, the sins they are doing, the problems they have, etc. However, love (definition found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8) will cover someone else’s sin, not expose it to others. When we refuse to cover a transgression, ultimately, we are sinning in disobedience to God. Added to that, we hurt our relationship with the person we are gossiping about and also the relationship of that person with the person to whom we are talking.

Do we truly love our brother/sister/parent/friend? Let us “refrain our lips from evil, and our tongue that it speaks no guile” (1 Peter 3:10 paraphrase).


What verse is God using in your life today?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weeks 19/20 of 52

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
1 Corinthians 15:22

The beauty of salvation is wrapped in this verse. Because of Adam’s fall, we are all born into sin. But because of Christ’s love and sacrifice, we all have the ability to be saved from sin! Have you accepted Christ’s gift of salvation?


“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”
1 Corinthians 15:34

We are not saved just for “fire-protection” but to live a new life, hidden in Christ. The latter part of this verse is a challenge for all believers: are there people in our lives who do not have a personal relationship with Christ? What are we doing to reach them for Christ?

What have you been memorizing this month?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Week 18 of 52

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him. (Psalm 28:7)

The phrase that stood out to me this week was, "My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped." 
I wonder: how many times we are not helped because we do not trust in God?

What is your eighteenth verse? How has God used it to speak to you? 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Week 17 of 52!!!

Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. (Romans 14:19)

This verse especially spoke to me concerning my family relationships. Am I continually pursuing peace and edification? Or am I just trying to get my way no matter the cost?

What is your verse?