Genesis 2:3

Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 (NIV) I thought this would be an appropriate verse to enter into the sort of Sabbath I'm doing this month, taking a break from blogging for a bit.… Continue reading Genesis 2:3

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1 John 4:10-11

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us.I John 4:10-11 (NIV) Somewhere in my childhood, I learned about the meaning of retaliation. If I hurt someone else,… Continue reading 1 John 4:10-11

Lamentations 3:19-26

I remember my affliction and my wandering,    the bitterness and the gall.I well remember them,    and my soul is downcast within me.Yet this I call to mind    and therefore I have hope:Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,    for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning;    great is your faithfulness.I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;    therefore I will wait for… Continue reading Lamentations 3:19-26

Psalm 139:1-5

You have searched me, Lord,    and you know me.You know when I sit and when I rise;    you perceive my thoughts from afar.You discern my going out and my lying down;    you are familiar with all my ways.Before a word is on my tongue    you, Lord, know it completely.You hem me in behind and before,    and you lay your hand upon me Psalms 139:1-5 (NIV) "You… Continue reading Psalm 139:1-5

Psalm 27:13-14

I remain confident of this:    I will see the goodness of the Lord    in the land of the living.1Wait for the Lord;    be strong and take heart    and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV) I am reading through the Bible this year, and Psalm 27 was part of one of my morning devotionals. This could have been my mantra for the last five… Continue reading Psalm 27:13-14