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?