Dear Andrea, Anita, Benjamin, Brittany, Chandra, Danny, David, Gabriela, Jason, Jason, (yes, we have 2 Jason’s on board), Jennifer, Joyce, Keldon, Kelly, Michele, Michelle (a one L and a 2L er!), Rebekah, Rachel, Theja, Isireli and Sujan,
Quite a group huh? Twenty-two of us. If you have the time, click on @Bible_Memorization_Group and you’ll see a bit of the scoop on everyone. I love the international flavor. I’m so blessed that no matter where we live, we serve the same risen Savior!
I’m posting a day early because we will be traveling tomorrow. For those who just joined, I normally post the 2 verses of the week on Saturday (my time). The verses will give you a breather as one of the verses is very familiar to most of us and the other one is very short. I’m trying to keep my head above water as I don’t have the whole chapter quite down yet but I will be there by the end of next week. For those who have memorized past chapters, remember to review them as it will be good to recall them but also because they speak more to us as they become part of our thinking. I find that the verses that are ones that I’d never consider memorizing speak volumes to me. When you have posted, it also has always really gripped me.
A couple of things: For me personally I’d love to learn the secret that is spoken of in verse 12 so I can be as Jesus led Paul to be content in all situations. If you ever think of me, please pray that it would come a complete reality for me.
Also, I post in the three versions because it was requested. If there is a version that you memorize from, please let me know and I’d be happy to post that one as well. It is helpful to line the translations up next to each other to help grasp the truths spoken of. It’d be interesting to know what version all of you are memorizing from. Would you mind letting us know?
Isn’t memorizing so wonderful as it produces such a bounty of Truth? The verses for the week are the following:
Philippians 4:13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles. (NIV)
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4: 14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. (ESV)
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:14 Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress. (NKJV)
As I said earlier, I knew verse 13 already but the addition of 14 really gives verse 13 greater depth. We can do it with Jesus only but it is so good to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep!