Monday, May 3, 2010

Memory Verse 9

I have been debating today whether or not this passage should be part of this memory verse journey. The reason? Because I memorized it in high school. Since I grew up receiving my education at a Christian school, I was challenged weekly to memorize Scripture as part of my academic work. I can't say that many of these verses have stayed strongly memorized in my mind, but this one has. Because of this, I debated putting it into my 2010 memory verses cause it isn't new to me. But, I remembered that one of the reasons I wanted to venture out on this journey was to not only memorize but also meditate.

I have grown very weary recently of the overwhelming scream from our culture that says it's okay to be selfish and entitled. And, I hate it when that attitude comes out in me. While driving home today this verse came to mind, and I decided it was time to dedicate some mental/emotional/spiritual energy to meditating on this passage for a little while.

So, Philippians 2:4-8 is my passage for the first two weeks of May.

"Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ: who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross!"