Top 10 Countdown: #9

We’re counting down the top ten Bible verses of all time, as determined by researchers with very large brains who analyze how often each verse is referenced.

Here’s VERSE #9. Memorize it. Meditate on it. Marinate in it.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

What a picture: The Bible captures the very breath of God.

Listen to God

workout-newWe’re kicking off the year with our official 2021 Spiritual Workout to help us all prepare for the Big Race.

We started with Part 1: FILL UP with the Spirit. Yesterday, we addressed Part 2: PRAY.

Today’s topic? LISTEN TO GOD.

There are a whoooole lot of increasingly loud voices competing for our attention in this world. Tune ’em out and tune in to God.

Listen to these words:

Do What He Says

Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. (Matthew 7:24-25)

I love reading. I can sit with a book for hours and easily forget the world around me.

Getting up off the couch and actually doing something? Well, sometimes that’s a different story.

The Bible instructs us to get up off our collective duffs. Read Jesus’ words at the top of this post once more. If we listen to His words AND put them into practice, He promises us a foundation that can’t be shaken.

What happens if we don’t do what He says?

Password Protected

PasswordWant an easy way to get more Bible into your head?

Change your computer password to your favorite Scripture reference. Then every time you sign in recite the verse until it’s stuck deep inside your brain. It may sound dumb but it works.

The first time I tried it, I went with 1Thess5:16, which says . . .

Draw Near

Never never never ever ever ever take the fact that we can talk to the Creator of the Universe for granted. Pray through each word in the following passage and draw near to Him today.

OT Week: Get Wet


In our whirlwind tour of the OT this week, we’ve barely managed to skim the surface of its awesome and majestic depths. Therefore, I urge you to (1) pick up your Bible today, (2) flip it open to Genesis 1:1 and (3) don’t stop reading ’til you hit Malachi 4:6.

In the meantime, here’s an OT selection that shows the great value of immersing yourself in God’s word:

Bible or Baloney?

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

I’ll admit it: I have waaaaay more dumb 70s song lyrics stuck in my head than Bible verses.

ABBA. The Bee Gees. The Carpenters. Olivia Newton-John. KC & the Sunshine Band. They’re all in there.

Sadder yet, I may even have more 70s commercial jingles in my head than Bible verses. Take this little test to see if you’re as pathetic as me. Fill in the blanks: