Friday, January 6, 2012

Favorite Scriptures

Tonight during our devotions - we all shared either or favorite scriptures or a scripture that touched us recently.

Becca shared first - her favorite right now is the Bible's core:
John 3:16

 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  

Chuck's favorite right now is:
Psalm 1
 1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
 4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
 5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
 6For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

A passage that creates such a picture in my head is:
Psalm 11
 1In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
 2For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
 3If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
 4The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
 5The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
 6Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
 7For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

A few of Charles' favorites are: 
Proverbs 27:7
7The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Psalms 19:7-10
 7The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
 8The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
 9The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
 10More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

We had a great time digging deeper and discussing all of these passages.  It is a joy hearing my family devouring and sharing deeper meanings while learning more about the Lord's testimony.

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