2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 6!

Hey, all of you lovely things! It’s nearly Spring and we’re all the way to verse 6! You are doing fabulously, Sisters. We are still THOUSANDS strong on this Scripture memory team. Thousands of Swords drawn and in the hands of women who want to love and not hate, build up and not destroy, rejoice because our God is faithful and not throw ourselves in the nearest ditch because life is hard. And, boy, is it.

I think God has given me something that could be a tad fun to do this time around. Since we started off the week here on the blog talking about clothes, what do you say we end it that way? For those of you who want to come alongside this theme with me, I’m throwing out three different Scriptures about clothing ourselves. You are still welcome to do your own selections as always but, just in case some of you were still in decision-mode and this sounded fitting (pardon the pun), come along with me into the closet of Scripture and let’s come out some well-dressed women of God! I’m offering the first two selections to you in two different versions so you can choose which one resonates most.

Colossians 3:12-13 (NIV) — (As you can see, this one includes two Scriptures. You’d only need to choose one of these for Verse 6 but I thought just maybe somebody could use a fresh, strong exhortation to forgive as you’ve been forgiven. I don’t know about you but that verse is never wasted on me. If you’d like, you could do the first verse for #6 and the second verse for #7.)

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Colossians 3:12-13 (Here are the same two verses in The NET Bible – I loved the wording “clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy.” As you’ll see later in the post, this is the one I’m going to choose for my verse this round.)

 

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others.

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Now for the second set of verses on clothing ourselves. Sometimes we need to clothe ourselves in humility before we try clothing  ourselves to no avail with compassion. Our pride is usually reason #1 that we don’t feel compassionate. At least it has been for me.

 

1 Peter 5:5 (NIV)

In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”

 

1 Peter 5:5 (The NET Bible)

In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

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And you’ve just GOT to love Luke 24:49 in view of our clothing theme this week! Here’s the third selection out of the closet of Scripture, straight from the mouth of our Lord Jesus Christ:

 

Luke 24:49 NIV

 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.

 

Luke 24:49 The NET Bible

And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

 

Power from on high! Bless His most holy Name.

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So there you have it! Three gorgeous jackets to wear. Which one do you need to wrap around you most right now? Do you need to be clothed with compassion? Humility? Power?? He’s got you covered. But just like we do each morning, we’ve got to get dressed on purpose.

 

Here’s what I’ve been thinking about in view of our clothing theme. Remember all those jackets in my 5+ Year Club? Several of them I’d had for ten solid years and I’m still wearing them. When it comes to tangible clothing, that can be good stewardship. But sometimes we can do the same kind of thing spiritually and emotionally and it’s not pretty. We can keep wearing the same old jacket…

…of anger

…or of bitterness

…or of negativity

…or of chronic disappointment

…or of sensuality

…or of desperation

and we’re so used to wearing it that we throw it on automatically, without giving a thought to the fact that we really could have a whole new wardrobe. It might be time we changed the way we dressed. And this whole new incredibly expensive wardrobe of compassion, humility, and anointing has already been paid for. And it’s in your size and mine.

 

Yep. I’m in the mood for some new clothes.

 

Beth, Houston. Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with a heart of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if someone happens to have a complaint against anyone else. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also forgive others. Colossians 3:12-13 The NET Bible

 

OK, Sisters! Let’s have it! What are you memorizing this time around???

 

 

PS. LifeWay Women’s All Access Blog did the funniest thing. They dug into the Living Proof Live archives and pulled out pictures of every single one of those jackets in Monday’s post. Some of you might get a kick out of it.  Here’s the link: The Proof Is In The Jacket.

 

 

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  1. 5251
    Emilie says:

    Emilie Eaton, IN
    John 6:33 NIV
    For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.

  2. 5252
    Joan - Redkey says:

    For He shall give the angels charge over thee to keep
    thee in all ways.

    Psalms 91:11 KJ

  3. 5253
    Roxy says:

    Roxy
    Riverton, Utah
    Phil 1:6
    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. ESV

  4. 5254
    Johnine says:

    Johnine from Murfreesboro, TN
    pray continually, I Thessalonians 5:17

  5. 5255
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good but the good of others.

  6. 5256
    Whitney says:

    Whitney from Russellville, TN
    Oops! Forgot to say 1 Corinthians 10:23-24. TNIV

  7. 5257
    Holly Moore says:

    Holly from Alpharetta, GA

    He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

    Psalm 103: 5 NLT

  8. 5258
    Laurel says:

    Psalm 51:13 NKJ
    Then I will teach transgressors your ways and sinners will be converted to You.

  9. 5259
    Sue Nutter says:

    Sue, Standish, ME

    Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.

    Col 3:23 (GNT)

  10. 5260
    Tiffany Tennant says:

    Tiffany
    Muskogee, OK
    “When you go out to fight your enemies and you face horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid. The Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you! (Deuteronomy 20:1 NLT)

  11. 5261
    Becky Peurifoy says:

    BECKY PEURIFOY – LONGVIEW TX – JOHN 15:8 LEB “MY FATHER IS GLORIFIED BY THIS: THAT YOU BEAR MUCH FRUIT, AND PROVE TO BE MY DISCIPLES.”

  12. 5262
    Stephanie Arnett says:

    stephanie, houston
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
    Psalm 139:6 NIV

  13. 5263
    janice from platte city says:

    I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
    Is 49:15-16

  14. 5264
    Stephanie Knight says:

    Stephanie Knight
    Waynesboro, MS

    “So that you may walk worthy of the Lord , fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God” Col 1:10 HCSB

  15. 5265
    Sara G. says:

    Sara, Plymouth, IN

    How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?

    Romans 10:14

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    Alyssa, Sealy tx says:

    Col 3:12- “Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

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    Debbie says:

    Debbie, Orlando
    I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
    Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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    Debbie johnson says:

    Debbie, Orlando
    “O, Lord. You have searched me and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise. You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down. You are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue You know it completely, o Lord.”
    Psalm 139:1-4 NIV

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