Dear Brothers & Sisters
One thing dawned on me when someone made a remark and that is we are not relegating our memorizing to these 2 versions only. I just post in two different translations as I used to post in 3 but it made for a longer post. My version is very similar to the ESV but it is the RSV. The main object is that we are on these two verses in Colossians 3 but the memorization does not have to be just one of these two versions.
I don’t know how it came about, but my memorization has so enhanced my devotions. It’s different for us all, but I memorize as I bike and I say my verses out loud. Now my devotions are such a great time of being alone and talking out loud with Jesus. He has become my God, Savior, Lord and yet my Friend. I so rejoice that He made Himself known to me. May these verses help us all get to know Him even better!
Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (KJV)
Colossians 3:9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self
Colossians 3:10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. (ESV)
I memorized Romans 6 long ago because I so appreciated what it said about becoming new creations. Here it is again. It’s the bottom line of our walks as Christians. We are no longer the same people - not patched up old versions but brand new every morning. As we abide in Him, all we need to do is to follow His lead. It’s really a mysterious but gloriously simple gospel.