Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Verses that inspire
"Good fences make good neighbors".... a familiar line from a Robert Frost poem . . . it got me thinking. Good fences make good Christians, too.
Know what I mean?
Let me explain.
There are ways that we can "hedge ourselves" and protect ourselves from Satan . . .
In Job 1:6-10, Satan is seen, inquiring of God regarding His servant, Job. He says this:
Have you not put a hedge of protection around him and his household
and everything that he has? (Job 1:10)
Satan was exactly right. And God puts that same hedge of protection around each of us, His faithful followers.
Satan walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (I Peter 5:8)
Hard to believe, but we can actually chop some pretty big holes in God's protective hedge. Sin, neglect of our prayer and Bible reading, taking for granted our relationship with Him.
How can we start to fill in those holes? Obviously, we need His help to fill them in.
Prayer is our number one option; asking Him to protect us from the darts of the evil one. Also vitally important is our Bible-reading. The Spirit can help us each and every day, when troubles or decisions present themselves. He can bring to mind a verse that we've read or memorized. But He can't do it if we don't give Him material to work with!
Let's determine to make our Bible work a priority! Have a plan, and stick to it. And tune in here where other women (and men, sometimes!) leave comments of verses that have inspired them.
Won't you leave a comment today of a verse that has meant much to you recently?