The day has arrived. I’m so thankful for this crew that is memorizing God’s Word together. Prayer and God’s Word are so critical to our walks. May Jesus bless you in ways that you never expected as we head off on this journey together. To be clear, Kelson is not memorizing with us at this time but wished to be in the loop so please include him when you post. Thanks.
Again as a reminder, get your own system and routine and stick with it. It makes all of the difference in the world. An example of that on the down side is my routine. I was in the Philippines for over a month and I did not have a routine and not only did I not finish my memorization of Ephesians 2, which I tried to squeeze in between the conclusion of our last chapter and the start of this chapter. Not only did I struggle to keep going but I was not good at my retention of what I had already memorized. It is a negative example of the importance of a system that works for you, not only to learn the 2 new verses for the week, but to retain what you’ve learned already.
With that, here we go with Philippians 2:1-2:
Philippians 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy,
Philippians 2:2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. (ESV)
Philippians 21 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,
Philippians 2:2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. (NIV)
I post ESV and NIV because those are the versions that those on this team used, except me who uses the RSV. Are these versions correct or does anyone use another version or do I post a version that no one uses?
I pray against all of the obstacles that will come in our way as we endeavor to do this. In Jesus’ Name.