It’s time to share some of the verses I’ve been reflecting on this last week of November. Feel free to comment some of your favorite verses down below.
He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.
I absolutely love this verse and the freedom it proclaims! It has been a great reminder of what Christ did for us on the cross.
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.
This verse ties together with the previous verse. Death no longer has mastery over him, Jesus has swallowed up death and provided a way for His followers to be with Him forever!
That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
This has been a reminder of how we’re saved. It’s not by works or by anything we do, but by everything the Lord has done for us and through us.
And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
How convicting! Christ-followers need to always be living as if Jesus were coming tomorrow. Salvation is closer than it was yesterday.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
I needed to focus on giving thanks and not just asking for things from God, so this verse came to mind. He listens to our requests, but this verse shows us that we should always include thanksgiving in our prayers.
1 Corinthians 3:7
So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
Finally, I was focussing on how everything good comes from the Lord. He might choose to use us as His vessels, but we always need to remember that He is the One who deserves ALL the glory!