Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Verses that inspire


This week, our thoughts on Tuesday are about verses that we have studied recently in our personal devotions, that have inspired us -- it may be that we've been inspired by a verse that promised peace and comfort, or a verse that explained something we did not understand. It can even be that a verse inspired us to repentance . . . here are some that have meant a great deal to me in the past week:

                         O God, you know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not
                         hidden from you. (Psalm 69:5)

Repentance is turning from the way we are going, and heading in the other direction -- He allows, and in fact encourages 180 degree turns, when we realize our errors!

                        Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while
                        He is near; let the wicked forsake His way, and the unrighteous
                        man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that He may have
                       compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly
                        pardon. (Isaiah 55:6-7)

                       But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has
                       committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and
                       right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the trans-
                       gressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him;
                       for the righteousness that he has done shall he live. Have I any
                       pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and
                       not rather that he should turn from his way and live? (Ezekiel 18:21-23)

That bold print is my emphasis; I just added that because that was a blessing to me.
What verses have inspired you lately?


Belinda said...

I love Ezekiel 18:21-23!!!

Lisa said...

Psalm 23

Cathy said...

"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’" (Psalm 91:1-2, NIV).