I’m trying something new. One of the on-line gurus I follow (Ruth Soukup) commented in a recent blog post that she had read there should only be 5 sentences in an e-mail. So my creative mind went to work and came up with an idea. Why not write a Friday blog that will have only 5 sentences. I’ll choose a Bible verse each Friday and give you 5 sentences with my personal thoughts on it. Here goes…
But whoever keeps His Word, truly in him the love of God is perfected. 1 John 2:5
To keep His Word we have to know it.
Although I can’t be perfect God’s love is.
Keeping His Word is a daily process of reading it, studying it, and thinking about it.
I am more aware of what God wants me to do in life situations when I can apply His words to them.
God’s perfect love, perfected in me and shining through me, will draw others to Him.
And that my friends is 5-Sentence Friday # 1. What do you think? Is it a keeper? What does the verse I chose mean to you?1
Blessings to you and yours!
You said Marie we can’t be Perfect and that is True in a Worldly way but as confirmed below in context, we are to be Perfect in God’s way which is something itching ears don’t want to hear.
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore Perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is Perfect.(KJV)
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ let us go on unto Perfection not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of Faith toward God.(KJV)
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises dearly beloved let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit Perfecting Holiness in the fear of God. (KJV)
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for Instruction in Righteousness: That the Man (Woman) of God may be Perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works.(KJV)
1John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made Perfect that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love but Perfect Love casteth out fear because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made Perfect in Love. We Love Him because He first Loved us. (KJV)
2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren farewell be Perfect, be of good Comfort, be of one Mind, live in Peace and the God of Love and Peace shall be with you.(KJV)
Christian Love in Christ Jesus – Anne.
I think that is great idea! I hope you don’t mind if I borrow it to try on my own blog? 🙂 I won’t use it for one of my writing challenges unless you want me to. Just use it for my own use.
What a compliment! Of course, you can use it. My goal in doing this is to get others to understand that the Bible is personal. If you use it in your blog, would you mind linking back to mine? Blessings to you and yours!
Love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing your post with us at Encouraging Word Wednesday last week! I look forward to your joining us again soon!
What a great idea! Praying you get a great response and you enjoy it.
Thanks! Growing ‘real’ followers is a tough job. Blessings to you and yours!
Great idea! I think it is a great pattern for scripture meditation. Thank you for sharing.
1 John 2:4-6 He that saith, I know Him and keepeth not His Commandments is a liar and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth His word in him verily is the Love of God Perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk even as He walked.
This complete Scripture above is confirmed below Marie, it means when we are Perfected in Love and Born again, we no longer Sin, we are like Jesus is in this World, Holy and Righteous.
1 John 4:17-19 Herein is our Love made Perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this World. There is no fear in Love but Perfect Love casteth out fear because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made Perfect in Love. We Love Him because He first Loved us.
1 John 3:9 No one who is Born of God will continue to Sin because God’s seed remains in him he cannot go on Sinning because he has been Born of God.
1 John 5:18-20 We know that no one who is Born of God sins but He who was Born of God keeps him and the evil one does not touch him.
Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore brothers we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. or if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons/daughters of God.
1 John 3: 1-11 ( 6-7 ) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him. Little children, let no man/woman deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as He is righteous.
Christian Love Always – Anne.