I didn't intentionally fall off the face of the planet. During Holy Week, I spent more time reading the Bible than usual, which helped to focus and prepare me for Easter. Some time was also spent studying for my real estate salesperson exam, which I took--and passed--this past Tuesday. With this new direction in my life, I feel the need to be spending more free time in prayer. I've also discovered how much I enjoy reading the Bible on my Kindle. I can easily highlight passages to remember later. I read more at a time on my device than online. I'll be using this way for a while.
1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2:11-13 This is a faithful saying:
For if we died with Him,
We shall also live with Him.
If we endure,
We shall also reign with Him.
If we deny Him,
He also will deny us.
If we are faithless,
He remains faithful;
He cannot deny Himself.
2:19 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ[c] depart from iniquity.”
3:16-17 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
3:2 to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.
2:1 Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
2:8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.
4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Day 2 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on Philippians 2:8-9 and John 10:7-18.
Day 3 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on John 3:1-16, Ephesians 3:19, and 1 Peter 1:20.
Day 4 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on Luke 23:32-46 and John 15:13.
Day 5 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on Luke 23:53-55 and Luke 24:1-12.
Day 6 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on Matthew 28:11-20.
Day 7 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on John 20:19-31 and Colossians 2:13.
Day 8 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on John 14:1-6, John 14:18, and 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18.
Day 9 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on Romans 6:14-23 and 1 John 4:4.
Day 10 of "Our Daily Bread: The Hope of Easter" focuses on 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Romans 6:23, and John 14:2.