Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Still Abiding...

Teach me how to use the world, and not abuse it,
to improve my talents,
to redeem my time,
to walk in wisdom toward those without, and in kindness to those within,
to do good to all men,
and especially to my fellow Christians.
And to the be the glory.

Valley of Vision, Puritan Prayers

Last week my personal memory verse was Ephesians 5:15-16. After dwelling on it for a week it has been amazing in seeing exactly what Paul was saying. When we walk as Christians, as I walk, walk exactly in the right way, in His way of wisdom and to make the best use of our time.

but here taking time for a space of time, it denotes a careful
and diligent use of it, an improvement of it to the best advantage; and
that it is valuable and precious, and is not to be trifled with, and
away, and be lost, as it may be; for it can neither be recalled
nor prolonged:
and taking it for an opportunity of doing good to ourselves
or others, it
signifies that no opportunity of discharging our duty to God
and man, of
attending on the word and ordinances of the Gospel, and to the
private and
public exercises of religion, of gaining advantage to our own
souls, or of
gaining the souls of others, and of doing good either to the
bodies or souls of
men, should be neglected; but even all risks should be
run, and means used to
enjoy it.
(The New John Gill Exposition of the
Entire Bible)
Why? Because the days are evil. Verse 17 adds a little more to the verse though... Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Therefore... Paul is saying now all of that being said don't be foolish or stupid and ignorant but... understand this one thing... what the will of the Lord is... understand what His path is and walk in it and be wise.
This week my...
Personal Memory Verse:
Love oneanother in brotherly affection. Outdo one another in shosing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.
Romans 12:10-11

Family Verse:
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have for he has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."
Hebrews 13:5

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1 comment:

According to HIS Power said...

Thank you for the family verse, Kelli. I really needed to read that today!