Matthew: Day 21

Weekly Truth

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Today's Text: Matthew 20:28

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry the good news of the gospel of Jesus with us wherever we go.

In this week’s verse, Jesus tells us why He stepped down from eternity to live among us.

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
- Matthew 20:28

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  • Please pray for me that I will be able to remember and recite these words tonight as I work in a hospital taking care of vulnerable people that need to hear Jesus. Also, pray for me that I will be a light for Jesus there and that my patience will outweigh times when I get overwhelmed. Thanks :)

    • Mari

      I will pray for you Morgan.

    • Kathleen

      I’ll be praying for you! I’m a nurse who works night shift in the hospital too! Encouraging to meet someone on here who shares a passion for caring for the sick! What an incredible example of such service we have in Christ who gave it ALL to care for us – vulnerable, weak, needy, in need of the Great Physician… but He saw beauty in us ❤️

  • As a mom of 3, I often feel like what I do goes unnoticed but then verses like this remind me that I am not to serve to get glory but to give God glory and to honor Him!

    • Mari

      God sees it all Emily. You are serving HIM by serving your children. I miss my children being a little. They’re still young but they’re not little anymore.

      • Jill

        Amen!
        I feel this way too, thanks for putting my thoughts into words!

  • Going back to college today! If you could all pray for peace, confidence, and discipline for me, I’d really appreciate it. Going to work on time management and not being afraid of the opinions of others. Also going to work on talking to God throughout my day, not just in the morning and evenings. Love you all!

  • Churchmouse

    Heading off to our worship service this morning I will serve Him with a sacrifice of praise. May I do the same tomorrow and every day. Serve my Lord and King with praise and gratitude! Surely it will affect how I deal with others also. All good!

  • This is the reminder that I needed to serve others. How God works in reminding you of what is most important amazes me again and again.

  • LittleOne

    God is so good! Quick question for all of you whom have a variety of years studying the Lord’s Word.

    I have 3 bibles, how do you determine which one to use at certain times?
    #1 is a study bible, so it’s a resource I use to further cross-text and seek deeper understanding.
    #2 SRT Poppy bible, beautiful; love the edition, passages, colors.. I had originally purchased it for a “doodle” bible but now question if I want to doodle or journal.
    #3 a journaling bible, leather-bound (looks like an Indiana Jones bible) which I call my “adventure” bible (take it places on vacation).. but I want to journal/note in it.

    How do you determine which Bible to do which in? Could I tinker in all? But I feel like I should use one for more specifics. :/ What do YOU do with your bible or bibles?

    Thank you for helping a little one starting the Bible journey?

    • Debbie G

      good question, and one I struggle with myself at times. I love the SRT Bible and I also have it in Poppy but because the pages are a bit thinner than I expected I prefer not to write or make notes in that one. I like my study Bible and I’ve had that for over 10 plus years and even though it’s worn and written in dog-eared pages, it’s the one that I always go back to. I also have the Bible app on my phone so that if I want to see what a different translation says I can easily do that without pulling out multiple Bibles

    • Churchmouse

      The best Bible to choose is the one you will read. I’ve always told folks that when they’ve asked lol. But… I use various types. I like a Bible with no commentary or footnotes so that I focus just on the text and what it says to me – I use a Journaling Bible so I can jot down what the Spirit says to me. I use a study Bible when I want to get cultural context, cross references to other portions of Scriptures or deeper explanation /application. So… Whichever you prefer will be the right one for you. It’s just awesome that you have such a hunger and thirst for God’s Word!

    • Cora Piña

      It is so helpful to have multiple translations! My favorites are CJB (Complete Jewish Bible), NASB (New American Standard Bible) and ESV (English Standard Version). I’ve actually made the most notes in my CJB because I’ve had it the longest. Take it to church, write in the margins, even date different passages that speak to me!
      The NASB is a bilingual Bible which we use for family readings, and I haven’t marked that one.
      Just starting to use my ESV journaling Bible! For that, I like to pick a verse and compare it with the other versions. Sometimes I’ll even copy whole verses from the other versions into it since there is space!
      Blessings to you, my dear sister!!

  • Amen! So gooooood! Such a reminder after a crazy night at work in the ER as a trauma nurse. Humble reminder to strive to be like Christ.

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