Another “new” favourite Bible Verse
I have just found another new favourite verse in the Holy Bible – woohoo! It is found in 3 John 14. And I guess you know what it is – well, perhaps you don’t – I didn’t until I read it this week in my daily private, devotional time. Here it is:
I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face.
Isn’t it a good one – well, it is for a guy like me. I don’t like zoom – although it is better than nothing. And I have a growing distaste for all of this physical distancing. Hence why I love this verse. I will add it to my other favourite new verse found in Ecclesiastes 3:5, ‘there is coming a time to embrace’ (TIV).
Yes, not being able to physically meet together is certainly wearing me down, but my spirit was lifted as I read this. Although I don’t know if John, the writer of these words, did get to see his friend Gaius, I hope it comes true for me, and therefore, for us. Yes, I hope to see you all soon and be able to talk face to face, and without keeping our distance and yelling, but it seems that some are not wanting this for a long time to come – time will tell.
Jesus tells us that we do not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4 and Deuteronomy 8:3). I certainly am living on the hope of these words above; they are much better than a sandwich alone!
In this period of time, why not use it to develop a list of memory verses – you could use these two as a start, and practice remembering your growing list each day. It is so important to remember at the right time what God says about a situation, and so memorising them and meditating on them is so helpful. If it helped Jesus at a most critical time in his earthly life (Matthew 4:1–11), I am sure it can help mugs like us.
How about making this our prayer for the coming weeks:
Please, Lord, help us to remember, through the power of your Holy Spirit, various verses from your Holy Scriptures, and in particular ones that are so apt to our times, as that tends to make them a little easier to relate to and remember. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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