Monday, February 9, 2009

Weekly Memory Verse

It's Monday, so that means that it is Weekly Memory Verse time!!

Let's see how well I did from last week's verse:

Behold, the Lord's hand is not so short that it cannot save nor His ear so dull that it cannot hear....Isaiah 59:1

Not too bad--forgot the "is" before His ear, and a punctuation mark, too!! But, I remembered the important parts and also where the verse is located in the Bible!!

I looked into this verse somewhat, and it actually is referring to the Israelites more or less challenging God. They are in dire straits, have again turned their ways from God. And they are asking God, "If You have the power to change things, then why aren't you?"

So, in looking at this verse from an Old Testament perspective, before the Good News of Jesus and salvation, it carries a different message than the one that I receive from reading it.

When I read this verse, what I am hearing is that God is always with me, always ready to guide and direct me in every situation that presents itself. His arms are long and strong and powerful. By praying to Him about a situation, He hears us. His ears are acute and listening for us to speak to Him, to bring Him our praises, our problems--even the smallest ones.

The whole context of the verse changes from the Old Testament to the New Testament. Why? Because Jesus, Our Savior, closed the gap that was created between man and God.

We can come to God with everything and anything. He already knows, and He's just waiting for us to talk with Him, spend some time with Him.

Come near to God and He will come near to you.....James 4:8

So, we'll move on to next week's verse which happens to be the ace of hearts!!

Here we go:

For you have been bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body......
1 Corinthians 6:20 (NASB)

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Denise said...

Great job sweetie, love you.

Peggy said...

Amazing Beth...that you had time awake to hide this in your heart & all you forget "is"...good job!

And I think your explanation without context is best! 'Cuz those OT folks were being critical & complaining though I must admit their life was quite difficult!

Your words give us HOPE & more encouragement and the connection to James was great just like "Abide in Me and I will abide in You" as Jesus spoke! EnJOYING this ABIDING!
(now don't take that WORD...stay with Adonai or choose your own)
Don't want it too look fishy on ABC's again! Who could believe God speaking to both of us...minds of a child...trusting & reaching to Papa! How I LOVE His Love Letter!
Thank You Father for Your WORD spoken & breathed into us! Melt these memory verses into our heart & minds forever and ever!