Friday, April 2, 2010

Memory Verse 7

I feel a little behind with this verse since it's already April 2nd. :) I've let my busy life distract me this week from my time in Bible study, so of course, it was harder to find a verse for the next two weeks. Part of this verse was mentioned in a book I am reading, so I looked it up in context. A large chunk really resonated with me for several reasons. I have had a very tough week at work this week (school not the jewelry business), and this verse really gave me strength and hope that I can get through the next 46 days! This verse is very fitting to meditate on in light of the Easter season and what this amazing weekend means to us as Christians. I hope that by spending the next two weeks meditating on this Scripture and writing it on my heart I will be more prepared to embrace the victory given to me in Christ Jesus!!! It's a long one, so here I go!

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body. So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you." 2 Cor 4:7-12 NIV