Exodus 38, Proverbs 14, John 17, Philippians 1

Sanctify them by the truth; Your word is truth.

John 17:17 NIV

sanctify: to set apart to a sacred purpose                                                                                 One of 4 definitions found in Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary.

What am I set apart for? What is my sacred purpose?  During this season of life, I believe I am called, along with my husband, to raise up the next generation (our children, children who visit our home and those we are in contact with at school and church) of God-followers. To instill in them with word and action the love of Christ and the wisdom of a life dedicated to His service.

He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.

Proverbs 14:26 NIV

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

Proverbs 14:1 NIV

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of of fools is deception.

Proverbs 14:8 NIV

Am I letting self (deception) be my strength, instead of His word (truth)? Am I making it a daily priority to build my house with wisdom, to give my children a secure refuge where the fear of Lord is paramount?

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 1:9 – 11 NIV

My love should abound in knowledge. That knowledge, depth of insight, must come from His Word. This will help me discern what is best, be more pure-minded and help fill me with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus.

I must pick up my sword daily to fight the fight. “The sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:17)

But there is hope for me, lowly sinner, who falls time and time again:

Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6 NIV

He’s not finished with me yet.

Thank you Jesus for being my Savior, my Friend, my Father, My Lord.

– Beckie (look2thehills)



Filed under John, M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, New Testament, Old Testament, Philippians

3 responses to “Exodus 38, Proverbs 14, John 17, Philippians 1

  1. Raising up the next generation is an awesome, sometimes overwhelming job. God bless you for taking it seriously. Take joy in it as well.

  2. yay. LOVE these chapters. SO thankful for Christ and that He’s not finished with me yet either 🙂

    amy in peru

  3. Jon

    this was a great post, good reminder of our calling.

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