Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Word Wednesday by KM Wilsher

No crossword puzzles, vocabulary or word games. Word Wednesday is "Word" discussion. It’s not a Bible study, sermon or deep devotional, just a place to reflect on a verse or passage that may have touched us this week.

Okay, maybe a word game. How about a Word game? I'm using an idea from Avily Jerome. She presents word games sometimes, and one of them is a lot like the one I'm going to post today. It's been fun, so I'd like to try it here --only with the Word of God.
Here it goes:

1. Open your Bible to whatever page it happens to open to.
2. On the right hand side of the page, find the third paragraph and first verse.
3. Type the scripture in with your comments.

Does it speak to you? I bet any page we open to speaks to us; and all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching. I can't wait to see all of our posts together. Thank you in advance for playing!

I'll go first:
Daniel 3:28

Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the (A)God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has (B)sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their (C)trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as (D)not to serve or worship any god except their own God.

In this day of "There are many paths to God" and temptation to allow the lines to blur between The One God and others, this verse is pretty poignant. I want to serve Jesus - The Gate, The Way. The God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. What a great story they proclaim.

I hope you have time to play! Can't wait to see the your verse.


Billy Coffey said...

This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not listen.'

Jeremiah 6: 16

How many times have I not listened?

gzusfreek said...

Wow! What a powerful one, Billy.
Me too. How many times have I not listened?
Thanks for coming over!

Anonymous said...

"To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless."

Ps. 119:96

Those "commands" come straight from Jesus and are so good for me. There is no limit or end to his wisdom and love.

Ashley Weaver~

Anonymous said...

Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry. 1st Cornithians 10:14

OH MY. How perfect. Let's see, how many things do I put before God all too often? Hmmm, let's see, writing, exercising, work, being on the computer.....

Oh yeah, this one spoke to me.

Great post, KM.

gzusfreek said...

Ashley! {{squeal}} so good to see you! What a great verse! Commands good for me too!

Lynn, I see a theme here. I think this game speaks to me. . .I'll have to host it again!


Thanks for comin over you two!
(PS you two have some things in common. . .psy degrees/running/writing/love for the Lord - 'cept Ash has 5 children and Lynn has two dogs. . .I am grateful you both are in my live :)

gzusfreek said...

ok in my life not live :)

Kat Harris said...

I'm having a Bible dilemma. I mentioned the shortage at my house on my blog the other day.

Unfortunately, I don't have one handy at the moment.

I will say this: The verse you mentioned about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego fascinated me when I was a child. I used to read that story over and over because it was so inspiring.

Coincidentally, not more than a week ago, I found the children's book in which I used to read that story. It was in a box of my childhood belongings I had put in the attic.


Anne L.B. said...

So David fled and escaped, and went to Samuel at Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him. And he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth. ~ 1 Samuel 19:18

David testifies many times in the Psalms that the Lord is His Rock and Shelter and Hiding Place. This time David hides with Samuel. There are times when God Himself ministers to us. There are times when He uses others. I need to both be ready to offer support to others with love, and be humble enough to seek their support when I need it.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. ~ Galatians 6:2