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.



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.



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.



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. 51
    Kelli S. says:

    Kelli Beavercreek OH

    Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
    Psalm 112:4 ( NKJV)

    I’m just turning on the closet light. I’ll clothe myself next time 🙂

  2. 52
    Tammy Kron says:

    Lusby, MD

    She (wisdom) is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
    Proverbs 3:18

  3. 53
    MEC says:

    Michelle from Chesapeake

    It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.

    Proverbs 29:25 (GNT)

  4. 54
    Berni says:

    Berni, Albuquerque
    “O LORD, you examine me and know. You know when I sit down
    and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.” Psalm 139:1-2 NET

  5. 55
    Natashajk says:

    Natasha K
    Kitchener, ON, Canada

    The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
    You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.

    Isaiah 58:11

  6. 56
    Jacque K., St. Cloud, MN says:

    Let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.
    2 Corinthians 7:1, NLT

  7. 57
    Angie says:

    Angie W. from Liberty, Missouri: We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV84

  8. 58
    Jill says:

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

  9. 59
    Sheri Bittle says:

    I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born. Isaiah 66:9

  10. 60
    Jane Alexander says:

    Jane from Geneseo,Illinois
    Isaiah 53:5-6
    5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
    6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

  11. 61
    Torrie Chizek says:

    Torrie, Siren WI

    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (Isaiah 61:1 ESV)

    The verse doesn’t say clothed, but I will visualize it this way. “The Spirit of The Lord God CLOTHES me”. 🙂 Blessings to all!

    Thank you Beth for being “the anointed” one (in the verse above) to my life!

  12. 62
    Angie Marlow says:

    Angie, Orlando, FL

    “The Lord your God is in your midst; he is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by his love; he shouts for joy over you.”

    Zeph. 3:17 The NET Bible

  13. 63

    Cheryl, Coffeyville, KS

    “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19a NIV84

  14. 64
    Holly Haynes says:

    Holly, Monroe, Michigan

    Psalm 34:4 (HCSB)

    I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

  15. 65
    Roxanne says:

    Roxanne New York, NY

    “But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” Exodus 14:13,14 NLT

  16. 66
    Terri Shoemake says:

    Terri -Little Elm, TX
    Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18 KJV)

  17. 67
    Missi says:

    Walker, LA:
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16 NIV)

  18. 68
    Holly says:

    Holly Pratt, KS If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. (Deuteronomy 28:1 NIV)

  19. 69
    Dayna Tirado says:

    Dayna, Bedford, VA
    Therefore, God’s chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.
    Colossians 3:12-13 HCSB

  20. 70
    Karen says:

    Prov 3:5-6
    Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.
    Loris, SC

  21. 71
    Denise Ramser says:

    Denise, Gambier
    To declare your steadfast love in the morning and your
    faithfulness by night. Psalm 92:2 ESV

  22. 72
    Marilyn from Vicksburg, MS says:

    When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10: 19 (NIV)

  23. 73
    Amanda Porter says:

    Amanda Porter
    Lubbock, Texas
    Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:6 NIV)

  24. 74
    Barbara Fenn says:

    Barbara, Medina Oh

    But He gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
    James 4:6 NIV

  25. 75
    Diane Hotchkiss says:

    Diane, Cypress, TX
    Col. 3:12 (NIV)
    Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

  26. 76
    Dee Remick says:

    Dee, Zeeland, MI Proverbs 2:6-8 (NIV84) “For the LORD gives wisdome, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”

  27. 77
    Charmaine, San Angelo, TX says:

    God, the Master, The Holy of Israel,
    has this solemn counsel:
    “Your salvation requires you to turn back to me
    and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.
    Your strength will come from settling down
    in complete dependence on me—
    The very thing
    you’ve been unwilling to do.

    Isaiah 30:15, The Message

  28. 78
    Cynthia says:

    Brentwood, TN

    “Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways.
    Confirm what You said to Your servant, for it produces reverence for You.
    Turn away the disgrace I dread; indeed, Your judgments are good.
    How I long for Your precepts! Give me life through Your righteousness.

    Psalm 119:37-40

  29. 79
    Trinna Durbin says:

    Trinna, Covington, “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” Proverbs 3:3 (NASB)

  30. 80
    Janet says:

    Janet S. Holmes Beach, FL
    Then Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
    John 6:36 NIV

  31. 81
    Cathy Portage Lakes, Ohio says:

    “See,God has come to save me.I will trust in
    Him and not be afraid.The Lord God is my strength and my song.He has given me victory.” Isaiah 12:2 NLT

  32. 82
    Shelley says:

    Shelley from Shiloh, IL: “I love those who love me, and those who seek me early and diligently shall find me.” Proverbs 8:17 Amplified

  33. 83
    Kim Sanders says:

    Kim from Arab, Alabama

    Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Psalm 127:1 NIV

  34. 84
    Kristi says:

    Kristi, Lenoir City, TN

    1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV

    Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

  35. 85
    Michelle says:

    Michelle, Houston “May the favor (beauty) of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” Psalm 90:17 NIV 1984

  36. 86
    Sharice Latham says:

    Sharice, Shelby, NC

    Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

    1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

  37. 87
    Elizabeth Meagher says:

    Elizabeth Meagher Mechanicsville, VA
    “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
    Psalm 37:4 NIV

  38. 88
    Pati Blakesley says:

    Pati Cheyenne Wyo..
    1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ESV…
    “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.”

  39. 89
    Elaine says:

    Elaine ~ Powder Springs ~ Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. Psalm 139:6 ESV

  40. 90
    Joan from Indianapolis says:

    “If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;Apart from me you can do nothing”
    John 15:5 NIV

  41. 91
    Krystal Holt says:

    Krystal – Fredericksburg, VA

    “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
    1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV

  42. 92
    Laura says:

    Troy, Ohio

    Colossians 3:12-13 The Net Bible

    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.

  43. 93
    mariel says:

    wake forest, nc
    “You will not need to fight in this battle. stand firm, hold your position and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, o judah and jerusalem. Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them and the Lord will be with you.” 2 chron 20:17 esv

  44. 94
    Kristy Thornton says:

    Kristy from Tallahassee, FL
    “…may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love,…”
    Ephesians 3:18 HCSB

  45. 95
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    Continuing on with my memorization of Psalm 91.

    Psalm 91:6

    “nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.”

  46. 96
    Soni says:

    Soni in Gulfport, MS I Peter 3:8 RSV “Finally, all of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love of the brethren, a tender heart and a humble mind.”

  47. 97
    Joyce says:

    Joyce from Menifee, Ca

    The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

    Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV84)

  48. 98
    Pamela Slifco says:

    Pamela, Shelby Township MI

    Although I love the “clothing” scriptures, I need this one today as I am a mother raising teen-agers.

    A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1 NIV

  49. 99
    Rana Smith says:

    Rana, Whitehouse, Tx, “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.”
    Psalm 107:19-20 (NIV)

  50. 100
    Mary, Nova Scotia says:

    [Jesus said] “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
    ~Matthew 7:13-14

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