Here we are!!!!!! I just know that verse 1 is memorized in your heart and you are ready to use it in the coming year for good!! You'll be ready to roll those words off your tongue for yourself and your friends and family by the power of the Holy Spirit at the most needed moment!
How did you do with your first verse? What was helpful to you to keep memorizing it? Did you like Beth Moore's RENEW? I just like HER! :) As we were memorizing verse 1, I've also been working on putting together a Bible study called "How to Read the Bible." I've created these daily homework sheets on how to work through reading a Scripture. It's a 5 week class that I've put together and have even made each person a three ring binder with all the stuff in it. I thought I needed to make a "sample" lesson already done for them to show them how to work through the daily reading charts. And so I used my verse from this week to do a little exegesis on. I just thought I had found a "neat little verse" about serving God. But oh my!!!!! When I read the whole chapter that my verse is in....it had a whole new meaning to me! This was my verse (from memory) :)
"It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey; serve Him and hold fast to Him!" Deuteronomy 13:4
But the whole context of this verse is about not listening to false prophets and not worshiping other gods. The end of the chapter even states that they (the believers) are to STONE TO DEATH those who do choose to follow false prophets and worship false gods. Little did I know what I got myself into when I choose that verse. But I'll remember it now....for fear of being stoned to death! ha!
So....chime in....how did you do? What did your first verse teach you? What did you learn about God's Word in memorizing your verse? Post your Scripture (by memory?!!) in a comment below and then tell us what your new verse is!!!!!!!
This is mine: "Those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds on what the Spirit desires." Romans 8:5. I chose this in hopes that it will be a sense of helping me be centered in teaching the Bible study in the coming weeks. (gulp!)
Your turn!! Come on you MVP's!!! You are great! Don't you just love toting around your spiral cards with Scripture on them and glancing at them at a stop light? waiting in line to pick up kids? before you get out of the car at Walmart? I hope they are worn slick and well used by the end of the year!!!!