Siesta Scripture Memory Team 2015: Verse 23!

Hi, Siestas! What a fun privilege it is to share this blog space with y’all today. My name is Bethany Scott. I’m twenty-six, and I live in Magnolia, TX (just north of Houston) with my husband of five years and our baby girl. My husband is a high school chemistry teacher and football coach, and I am blessed with my dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.

A little about me…
– My reading list (both fiction and non-fiction) is unending, and I’m always in the middle of two or three books.
– I believe life is better when faced with a Starbucks grande vanilla latte. Or a white chocolate mocha.
– I will almost always choose trees, birds, and good walking shoes over a shopping mall and stilettos.
– My church—Bayou City Fellowship—is my family, and is filled with the most generous, Jesus-loving, faith-FULL people I know.
– I love learning new things and began learning Greek this past year with a small group of women.

My verse is 2 Corinthians 1:10, in the New International Version: “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On Him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.”

Some of the wording in this verse is pretty intense, but sometimes life is intense, isn’t it? To deliver, according to, means “to save, rescue, or set free from.” If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ you have been saved from certain spiritual death, rescued from darkness, and set free from condemnation. But this verse tells us that deliverance is not limited to a one-time event. Just days before I came across this passage, my family and I were in a very traumatic car accident. Our lives had been spared, and we were rejoicing in that fact. But my mind and my emotions had suffered a blow far worse than my bodily injuries. I had been “delivered from such a deadly peril,” but I needed to be delivered AGAIN.
From my fear
My memories
My doubt
My guilt
My nightmares
My anger
My sadness
My pain.

We often speak of deliverance as a thing of the past, and rightfully so. “He has delivered me from ____” is a testimony in a nutshell. What I love about 2 Corinthians 1:10 is that it’s facing forward. The things I need to be delivered from are usually connected with the past. But hope looks ahead with confidence. Because He has, we can know that He will. What hope. He has never left me sitting in a pit once I’ve asked Him to pull me out. When nothing else is certain, He is certain. He is my solid foundation and the only One who can save me from my sin, myself, my situation. Maybe you need deliverance from fear. From abuse. From chronic worry. From illness. From your thoughts. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then you have already been delivered once. And, Sister, he WILL deliver you again.


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  1. 1451
    DLynn Miracle says:

    December 1
    Psalm 25:20 NIV
    20 Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
    Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

  2. 1452
    Lori Boone says:

    Lori Boone, Renton WA
    Galatians 6:8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

  3. 1453
    Shonda Vielbig says:

    Shonda Vielbig, Ventura, CA “The King will reply,’Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'” Matt 25:40 NIV

  4. 1454
    Megan says:

    Megan, Goodlettsville, TN
    2 Corinthians 4:18 (NIV)
    “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

  5. 1455
    Jerri says:

    Jerri of Omaha says

    Do not store up for yourself treasures on earth where moth and vermin destroy and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourself treasure in heaven where moth and vermin do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

    Matthew 6: 19-21 NIV

  6. 1456
    S.Bowden says:

    Stephanie B.
    Augusta GA
    Romans 8:37-39(ESV)

    No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

  7. 1457
    Beth says:

    Beth, Lansing, MI

    Psalm 32:7 NIV, “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

  8. 1458
    Mei Au says:

    Mei, Easley SC

    So is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
    but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 NIV

  9. 1459
    Kathy French says:

    Kathy French

    “For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 4:7 NLT

  10. 1460
    Ramona Gellick says:

    Ramona Gellick
    Medina, OH Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
    Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

  11. 1461
    Lisa Worthington says:

    Lisa, presently from Orange, TX (formerly of West Columbia, TX 😉
    and a bit late…continuing Ps. 91 and 8 verses of Ps 92 to make my 24.
    “that thought the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will forever be destroyed.” Ps. 92:7 (NIV)

  12. 1462
    Tracy Baker says:

    Tracy, Kountze, Tx.

    rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer Romans 12:12 NASB

  13. 1463
    Sunni Sutphin says:

    Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
    2 Corinthians 7:1NIV

  14. 1464
    Katie Cole says:

    I’ve enjoyed these posts and posting Bible verses for part of 2015. My father-in-law and them my mother passed away this year so I didn’t keep up with memorizing. I wanted to thank you for the encouragement to work at memorizing and the encouragement of reading verses that were posted. I love the goal of posting and memorizing 2 verses a month and am hoping that with the Lord’s help I might be able to accomplish more in 2016!

    Psalm 71:14 But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more.

  15. 1465
    Linda N says:

    Linda in Chester, VA

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy & peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    Romans 15:13

  16. 1466
    Gwen McVey says:

    Gwen M Longview, Tx
    Psalm 34:18English Standard Version (ESV)

    The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
    and saves the crushed in spirit.

  17. 1467
    Erika Powell says:

    Erika Powell, celebration FL

    Genesis 2:18 NLT
    “Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

  18. 1468
    Dianne Detrick says:

    Dianne – Magnolia TX

    Psalm 147:1 (NIV)
    How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him.

  19. 1469
    stephanie trenaman says:

    Stephanie and daughter Madison, Louisville, KY

    Psalm 37:4 (NIV)
    Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.

  20. 1470
    Arlene C. says:

    Arlene Georgetown, TX: For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to give you a future and a hope, not for evil but for good. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

  21. 1471
    Monica Pribe says:

    Monica Pribe, Blacklick OH, “And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the receptions of our bodies.” Romans 8:23

  22. 1472
    Linda from Austin says:

    I know there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.
    Ecclesiastes 3:12 NIV

  23. 1473
    Esther Mancia says:

    Esther Mancia – Little Elm TX-

    Love does nt delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
    1 Corinthians 13:6-8

  24. 1474
    Melissa Eaton says:

    Melissa E
    Anna, Tx

    ” May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!”

    Psalm 29:11 ESV

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