Wow! Can you imagine being able to recite an entire book of the Bible? As I sit here, drinking my Foglifter coffee (aptly named and much needed), I can’t. But yesterday, my dear daughter-in-law, Crystal, came to me and asked if I would be her accountability partner as she tried to start doing what our pastor recommended. I agreed and we started selecting verses from Philippians and Ephesians that spoke to us. I hope to make this a regular feature of The Road I’m Traveling.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.” – Philippians 1:9
Every day I wonder about the decisions I’ve made. Should I have done this? Would it have been better to have said that? In this verse, the apostle Paul is telling the people of Philippi that he is praying for them to know exactly what to do so that they can be closer to God. That is my prayer for myself – and for you – as well.
Notice Paul doesn’t say that studying will make them more knowledgeable. He doesn’t say that research will do it either. He prayed that they would love more. This verse also makes a promise, that if our love grows, it will help us know what to do. And if we know what to do, then we will be pure and blameless – which, by the way, is not the same as perfect. But, can we ask for anything more?
Thank you, Lord, for your Word and thank you for those you have chosen to teach us. Please help me, Crystal and everyone who reads this to love You more and more so that we can bring glory to You. Amen.