Day 7

Weekly Truth

from the John reading plan


John 1:1-2

BY She Reads Truth

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

Over the four weeks of this study, we will memorize the first five verses in John’s Gospel, pivotal words on the person and calling of Christ. This week we’ll get a head start and memorize verses 1-2.

In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
—John 1:1-2

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us?

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19 thoughts on "Weekly Truth"

  1. Very excited about memorizing scripture! This was on my goals for the year and how perfect to include it with my study time!

  2. Heather Fringer says:

    ABSOLUTLEY! <3

  3. Karen says:

    I like that ❤️

  4. Diane says:

    Intentional is the word I am focusing on for 2017. To take Gods Word in this way has to be my # 1 goal. Through the Holy Spirit , all the wisdom ,love and motivation flow from the truth found in the pages of the Bible. So blessed to be part of this SRT community!

    1. JoAnn says:

      Diane – you said it perfectly! My sentiments exactly!

  5. Kathy says:

    These are some of my favorite verses and I wanted to share something I read about these verses from Ann Voskamp. “More than half a century before the Gospel of John was ever written, Heraclitus was the first Greek philosopher who used that word: Logos. Heraclitus looked at the world and said that there had to be some unity, some governing principle, some harmonious order to the cosmos…and he concluded that what gives the world all coherent structure – is a principle he called Logos…And for 500 years after Heraclitus, the Greeks lived by Logos…A slave was meant to serve, a cup was meant to contain, a horse was meant to haul. This was logic. This was Logos. Life had a Logos, a logic of being a reason for existence…Align yourself with the Logos and your life was rightly organized. And then 500 years after Heraclitus – John picks up a pen, chooses his words carefully, purposefully, divinely, and his ink blows the top right off the whole down and out world: In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God – and the Logos was God:
    The Logos isn’t an organizing Principle – It’s an organizing Person.
    The Absolute behind the universe is absolutely Jesus.
    The order behind the World – is Jesus in the World.” (http://annvoskamp.com/2014/01/the-1-organizing-secret-that-no-one-tells-you-that-can-changes-everyones-life/)
    Have a blessed day

    1. Tochi Heredia says:

      The Greeks believed their logic was enlightening. I love the fact that John uses their own vocabulary to point out their darkness and say that Jesus is the true Light.

      Thank you for sharing this, Kathy! So beautifully explained.

    2. Amy says:

      Thank you for sharing this! The background info makes reading this passage so much richer!

    3. Katalina says:

      What a wonderful insight! You learn something new everyday!

    4. Michele says:

      Love Ann Voskamp. Thank you for sharing this insight!

    5. A. Kate says:

      I love her writing, “one thousand gifts” is an amazing study by Ann. Thank you for sharing!

  6. J says:

    Simply stated truth that is so far from being simple. There is something that is so refreshing and wonderful about the way it is so clearly put. For ANYTHING we face today, trial or otherwise, we may not have the answers or words but we DO know it breaks down to:

    -In the beginning was the Word
    -The Word was with God
    -The Word was God
    -He was with God in the beginning.

    …and everything flows from there. A resounding and peaceful Amen. Happy Sunday, sisters.

      1. Ginger says:

        Justly so…Amen!

  7. churchmouse says:

    This Word. In the beginning. God. (Amen. I bow down.)

  8. andramada says:

    He [IS]

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