Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Gems -- verses that inspire us
We humans have a saying, that something is like a "diamond in the rough;" a gem that is somehow not easily seen. It can be obscured by dirt on its surface, or it can be only partially exposed in a vein within a mine.
Each time we "mine" for verses in the Bible, we find gems. They may not be easily visible to us, or they may not be completely exposed to us, but with the Spirit's help, we can know these verses for what they are. They may exhort us to do better in some aspect of our lives; they may comfort us in a time of peril or stress. They may give us words when we are so joyful that words don't come easily.
Luke 17:20-21 was a gem for me recently -- here's the thought: He is with us! Now!
Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would
come, He answered them, "The kingdom of God is not coming
with signs to be observed, nor will they say, "Look, here it is,"
or, "There!" for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of
Have you found a gem lately that you can share with us?