Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Verses that inspire

Isn't it wonderful how the Spirit guides us when we read the Word? He brings us to verses that contain just what we need.

When we are sad, we can find uplifting words in our Bible. When we are troubled, we can find comfort and reassurance. When we are frightened, we find refuge.

There is something there for all of our situations. And it's always just what we need.

Proverbs 25:11 tells us:

Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.
Another translation puts it this way:

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.

Have you found a verse in your studies recently that inspired you? Have you been comforted or reassured by a passage?

Share those verses with all of us -- you never know who might read your comment and be blessed!

II Corinthians 1:2-4 tells us that we can encourage others with what we have experienced:

                         Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
                         Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
                         the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts
                         us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble
                         with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

Please leave a comment with a verse that has blessed you.


Austin Towers said...

! Pet 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, ye have been put to grief in manifold trials, that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold that perisheth though it is proved by fire, may be found unto praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Faith more precious than gold! Sometimes I think that the words "for a little while" means our whole life here on earth! The "little while" is just that compared to eternity! xx

Cathy said...

Have you ever had an argument in your head with someone? Or found yourself thinking really bad thoughts about someone, even if you don't say them? I do, and depending on the day and what's happening, it can go on for quite some time. However, I came across this verse in Romans the other day that hit me square between the eyes. "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." Rom. 12:2 I'm pretty sure there is no place for any of that in a renewed mind. And if that weren't enough to shoot me down, 2Corinthians says to "take every thought captive". Yikes!! My thoughts aren't captive, at all. They roam wherever they like. I'm praying for help in this area, big time.