Verse of the Week

I had a nice lady come up to me after receiving her card with this week’s verse on it. “You know,” she said to me, “Those of us who are older…we don’t have memories like we used to. These verses are too long. You should break them up.” To be honest, I was a little surprised because I was expecting a comment on the size of the font, not the length of the verse.

I understand her concern. I really do. With my memory the way it is, I’m deeply concerned about how mine will function as I continue to get older. But I also believe we should be stretching ourselves to allow these words of Life to become a part of us. So – here’s what I suggest: Learn what you can. Knowing some of the verses is better than knowing none of it.

Here’s something that might help. We’re only going to do the verse of the week during the Fully Armed series. So, once we’ve completed this series, you can go back and work on the ones you had trouble with. In reality, that’s what we should be doing anyway, isn’t it? We should be continually returning to the Scriptures, allowing them to become a part of us. That’s the essence of the command in what is historically known as the Shema.

I’ll agree that a week is not very long to memorize a section of Scripture. But maybe this practice is something we’ll all continue to do even after this series is over.

With all of that being said, here’s this week’s verse:

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.

Romans 12:1 & 2

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My name is Matt Todd. My wife and I have three kids, a dog, and a guinea pig. We adopted our youngest daughter is from Ethiopia. We're definitely not opposed to adopting again. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces and the Indiana Hoosiers. What else do you need to know? You're welcome to... Follow me on twitter at @mattdantodd Friend me on facebook
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