Two verse sets this morning …

September 18, 2022

As we’ve talked about before, each Sunday after Trinity there is a listing of three verse sets; I normally read all three and then choose one set that speaks to me that morning.

This morning, however, two sets resonate within me and so – I’m going to copy both here with an asterisk to show what I think we need to contemplate and apply. Here we go …

Phil 4:4-13

4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.

5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.

6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ***

9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.

11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.

12 I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Rom 12:9-13

9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; ***

11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; ***

12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; ***

13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. ***

14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. ***

15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. ***

16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. ***

17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. ***

18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. ***

19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Verse 8 in the Philippians set is our prescription for keeping ourselves sorted out while it appears the rest of the world has lost its mind.

Verse 18 in the Roman’s set is our marching orders.

A lot to think about today.


2 thoughts on “Two verse sets this morning …”

  1. These verses make clear to me that it is only through Jesus that salvation of my soul rests. I could never earn the gift of salvation. He has done it all for me. The words of the Bible help us to understand how God wants us to live and what things we should not do. Blessed by God forever.

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