Scripture Challenge for 8-19-18
What book does this come from? _________________
__:__And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.
-Have you ever considered that in the verse above you were actually seeing what was on the heart and mind of Elisha? But, it is true, and you can certainly see that Elisha let it be known his God-given desire. There is something for us to think about here and we can examine our own lives. When we think about goals that we might have in our lives, is the goal that we might have something that God can honor? Psalm 37:4 declares: “Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”. When our goal in life is to do God's will, He will open our eyes so that we can see what we should desire and make our purpose in life.
Scripture Challenge for 8-12-18
Answer: John 10:10 and 1 Peter 1:4
The first verse comes from John and the second from 1 Peter.
__:__The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
__:__To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
In some cases we might know the price of something, but might not know it's value. This can sometimes be true of Christians; they might know the price of salvation and that it was a high price (Christ died for our sins), but they might spend very little time thinking about salvation's value (the fact that Christians become children and heirs of God). The value of salvation is not totally to escape the wrath to come, but is also to have peace with God and the peace of God that passes all understanding. We have abundant life and eternal life; God supplies our every need now and we have an inheritance that is incorruptible and undefiled waiting for us in heaven. So you can see that salvation is higher valued than all the riches in the world! The price was high, but so is the value of what the payment made by Christ Himself brought to all who know Him as Lord and Savior!