Thursday, September 15, 2016

Inspiration Thursday

What historic quote do you remember from the past and why is it important to you. President Kennedy challenged us to "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." He also said, "...the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." This is exactly what the psalmist meant when he penned, "Your Word I have hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You." (Psalm 119:11) It is also the lesson that the apostle Paul was teaching the church when he wrote, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." (Colossians 3:16) The whole purpose of reading Scripture and committing it to memory is to provide us with the tools to live this life and live it in a manner that pleases our Creator. The Bible is far more than a collection of quotable verses. It is life's instruction book and it was written by the very One who created us. The author tells us that, "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (2 Timothy 3:16).When any life circumstance leaves you scratching your head and wondering what to do, it is most comforting when you can recall an encouraging Scripture and calms your spirit and helps you re-focus on those things that are truly important. Have a blessed day.

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