Dear biblememorization tag team!
No, you have not overslept or are not hallucinating. I am extremely early in my Bible verse post this week. We are still visiting our daughter in California, we head to Minneapolis on Friday and on up to a friend’s funeral on Saturday. Thus, I am forced to post this coming week’s verses early again. I’d rather that you had it too early than too late.
Any feedback as to how the memorization is going would really be appreciated. It’s just like Our Lord to give me something weekly that makes direct application to the verses. I’ll be curious to see how these play out.
As I have gone back over what you have commented about what chapter we take on next, I have found these recommendations: John 15, all 4 chapters of Colossians and Romans 5. The reason I bring this up already is so that we are prepared to move forward when we have completed Philippians 4. In three weeks, we will be wrapping the chapter up. I don’t want to lose anyone but want us to decide together what we do next. Please determine to stay with us. You can do it. I’m not a cheerleader but am only urging you in eternal Words of Life.
With so many new brothers and sisters that have joined us, how can I say this any more gently but directly as to urge you to please memorize and retain these verses. It is not true that you cannot memorize them. Bite-sized amounts of 2 verses/week is manageable to the extent that if you slip up and don’t have things down pat, you can easily pick yourself up and move on. Just don’t let go of what you’ve already learned!!!
The verses that normally are posted on my Saturday are:
Philippians 4:17 Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.
Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. (NIV)
Philippians 4:17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit
Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. (ESV)
Philippians 4:17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.
Philippians 4:18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.(NKJV)
Regardless of the translation that you memorize, please read all three posted to grasp more insightfully what Paul is saying. If you have another translation that you memorize, let me know and I’ll add it. I care for you all!