This blog intends to promote the simple reading and explanation of Scripture. "Man shall not live by bread alone..." This means that there is more to living life than eating, working and sleeping. "but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God." God's word provides the nutrients we need to live a purposeful and obedient life. Verse for Today intends to feed this need.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Verse for Today - Romans 15:17 (Click to read throught)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
I think it’s interesting how certain verses seem to come up in sequence. A month or so ago, our men’s bible study was studying Jerry Bridges “The Practice of Godliness.” Well, one of these chapters was on the virtue of joy. He commented specifically on this verse. He pointed out this verse.
Today’s verse amounts to a prayer… a request that God would fill us with joy and peace. While it might seem almost contrary, we’re commanded to be joyful. To know God, to worship God is to have joy in him. Another verse that urges joy upon God’s people is Nehemiah 8:10:
“Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’”