At the beginning of 2019, I issued a challenge for you to join me in reNEWing our minds throughout 2019 by memorizing 12 Bible verses. So it’s time to get started! If you want to read the original post you can find it here. My verse for January is Psalm 138:3
On the day I called to You,
You answered me.
You made me strong and brave.
I Call – He Answers
I love the idea of my strength and bravery coming from God, don’t you? It really takes the pressure off, whew! I mean, it is not my responsibility then, right? Well, maybe a little. God does require my cooperation. He answers when I call to Him.
Let’s look a little closer at the original language used in this verse. I love the NCV translation above, but let’s look at it in the NASB version: On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul.
The word used here for bold in the original Hebrew is rahab. Digging deeper, we find that rahab can to be translated to render fierce, courageous. How cool is that? I don’t know any woman who wouldn’t want to be fiercely courageous!
What is your verse for January? Comment on this post on the blog with your name and your verse. Also take the time to encourage other participants as we do this reNEWing journey together!
Until next week