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Breathed Out By God

Good morning, It is Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Have you ever found yourself wishing you could memorize bible verses more easily? I must confess, the ones I learned as a child stuck.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

The ones I try to learn now as an older adult…not so much. But what if we started small?

If I asked you to quote the shortest verse in the Bible, what comes to mind? Just two words…

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35 This is the story of Lazarus.

But that is not the only 2-word verse in the Bible.

“Rejoice always” 1 Thessalonians 5:16 NIV

“Pray continually” 1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV

The beginning of this chapter is referring to the second coming of Jesus, The Day of the Lord. Both give wonderful advice!

There are still other, short, manageable verses we can learn. (NKJV, NIV and ESV)

1 John 4:19 “We love Him because He first loved us.”

Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Luke 6:31 “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”

Philippians 2:14 “Do everything without grumbling or arguing,”

John 1:4 “In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.”

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”

Colossians 3:2 “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

That’s a good start. Have a blessed day and remember Jesus loves you and He is coming soon!

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

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