What "soundtrack" is playing in your head today? What truths (or untruths) are you dwelling on? We should all make a "play list" of our favorite Bible verses and keep them on "repeat." Here's my current "top five."
Norah drew this picture of an open Bible. Note the red ribbon bookmark. Very cute. I discovered it in a stack of her random doodles she made during her free time. I like it so much, I think I will use it from now on when I write something "devotional" in nature, like what's below.
Notice the theme. I hadn't noticed it until I collected them here.
Isaiah 66:2-"For my hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being," declares the Lord. "But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit and who trembles at my word."
Proverbs 1:23-"If you had responded to my rebuke, I would have poured out my heart to you and made my thoughts known to you."
John 15:5- No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from my father, I have made known to you.
Romans 8:15- For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
Isaiah 57:15-The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this, "I live in a high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble."
I think God's really trying to drive the point home, don't you? I think he's saying, "Yes, I'm high and lifted up, but I want to be close to you."