Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week Three, Treasury of Truth

Welcome to the mini-challenge, Treasury of Truth! I hope you benefit from reading, meditating, and studying the Word this month! Perhaps Bible reading isn't a daily part of your life, this would be a great opportunity to start! Here are the goals for this week:

Week three, May 12-May 18
Primary goal: read Psalm 139 five to seven times
Secondary goal: read Psalm 25 three to four times
Extra Credit: read the book of Colossians
Song of the Week: "How Great Is Our God" by Chris Tomlin (amazon mp3)
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:11)
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalm 103:1-5)
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21)
From Bookends of the Christian Life by Jerry Bridges and Bob Bevington
Every day we must re-acknowledge the fact that there's nothing we can do to make ourselves either more acceptable to God or less acceptable. Regardless of how much we grow in  our Christian lives, we're accepted for Christ's sake or not accepted at all. (29)
From Christ the Eternal Son by A.W. Tozer
We must meditate on the eternal nature of God in order to worship as we should. 
In the light of His love, let us always remember that every individual has eternal significance and meaning in the heart of God and that He is emotionally concerned with the individual. 
All of the general faith you have about God will not do you any good at all unless you are willing to believe that He meant you--you yourself--when He said "God so loves that He gave His Son for you!"
From Everlasting Righteousness by Horatius Bonar
We are forgiven, that we may be like Him who forgives us.
© Becky Laney of Operation Actually Read Bible

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