When I post the new verses, I always wonder how it is going with all of you. If anyone would want to post how you are doing with the memorization, it’d really be nice to hear from you… Sometimes your struggles can often give hope to another!!
I find that I best appreciate the verses a week or weeks after they were posted. My mind puts outs all the effort into getting the words down and then it starts taking shape and then I can listen to what I am quoting out loud.
As we look around at this mixed up world, we long that decisions all over the world, would be wise and loving ones. Then I realize why they all grapple with the basic very obvious resolutions - what can we expect from a world that so needs Jesus? I so appreciate Colossians 2:3 "in whom are hid all of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Scripture has turned my life upside down. When I swim in it by memorizing, it touches me so intimately. That’s our Jesus, desiring that relationship with us. Aren’t we so undeserving but abounding with treasures because of His mercy and grace to us?
May these verses come together quickly. Here they are:
Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. (KJV)
Colossians 2:7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
Colossians 2: 8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (ESV)
Dear Lord, I pray for the 77 individuals that I have never met but You know through and through. I thank you that we are memorizing and going over these two verses, week by week. Yet you don’t treat us like a group, but one may be really struck by a verse, even a word, in this week’s post that the others of us won’t see it that way. I thank You for the privilege of associating with my brothers and sister. We truly love you precious King.
As I was praying, I thought of the Col 2:3 verse. I ran to my wife and quoted the verse and mentioned that it was an amazing passage.Her response was that it was good but not to the degree that the Holy Spirit brought it home to me.