This Week’s Memory Verse: Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day;
Proverbs 23:17 NKJV
This Week’s Message: “Zealous” is not a word we hear very much nowadays, it means: ardently devoted, eager for something, actively or intensely diligent, enthusiastic or passionate about something. and “fear of the LORD” means: a reverential awe for the One True God=Jehovah. It means to have respect for Him, not to be afraid of Him, but to reverence Him for who He is.
So, to be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day would mean that we believers, should be ardently devoted to the LORD.
We should be in reverential awe over Him daily. We should be actively pursuing His word, His will, His way. Our passion should be in and on the LORD, not on anything or anyone else.
Let’s memorize this verse as a daily reminder to ourselves.
Note: This is the last memory verse in this “Nuggets of Truth” series. Next week we will begin a new weekly memorization series–which will be announced soon.
This Week’s Memory Verse: You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV
This Week’s Message: In Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30 and Luke 10:27 Jesus tells us the same thing.
We are to love the LORD, our One True God, with our whole being. Let’s memorize this verse and live it out daily.
This Week’s Memory Verse: Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Psalm 27:14 NKJV
This Week’s Message: Wait doesn’t just mean to languish or sit dejectedly, it means to expect, place all your hope in, look for the LORD–the One True God-Jehovah! It means to prevail, stand strong, press on. It means to gather together all your faith and encourage yourself in His word. The root word for wait is actually to bind together or twist, quite like the stands of a rope are put together. Therefore, we could look at our waiting time as one where we bind all our beliefs in God and His word together into a strong rope which we then hang onto and look for Him to come to us. When we do that, He will come, He will strengthen us, He will build us up even more. He will confirm His word to be true to our hearts, our inner man, He will make us even stronger and bring us His assurance. Let’s wait on Him in this way and see what He does for us!
Let’s Memorize this verse and then put it into Action!
This Week’s Memory Verse: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. –Jesus [John 6:47 KJV]
This Week’s Message: Verily means something that is asserted or confirmed. It is saying whatever is spoken is a firm truth. When Jesus said “Verily, Verily” He was using a double assertion, like “Amen, Amen”. He was doubly confirming that what He was saying was surely true.
Believers, we can be sure that what is spoken by Jesus is truth for He is Truth!
Our belief on Him will bring us to everlasting life!
Let’s memorize this verse, remember it, and share it!
This Week’s Memory Verse: Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness;
He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. Psalm 112:4 NKJV
This Week’s Message:
Believers, we are the upright. In Jesus we are upright, righteous because of Christ. Jesus is our light in the darkness. He is gracious, and full of compassion. He is righteous. He is our righteousness.
Let’s memorize this verse and give thanks that for who we are in Christ.
This Week’s Memory Verse: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. ” –Jesus [Matthew 6:33 NKJV]
This Week’s Message: In the verses previous to this verse Jesus was talking about worrying. He was telling the people not to worry about material things, like clothes and food. He was telling them to look at the nature around them and see how God provided for the birds and the flowers. He was saying we should first seek God’s way and will for our lives and if we do, then God will take care of us, just as He does with the birds and flowers, yet even more so because we are even more precious to Him.
When I think of God’s kingdom and righteousness, I immediately think of Christ, for Jesus is the righteousness of God and He is the Messiah who is coming back to rule and reign someday soon.
So believers, let’s memorize this verse to remind ourselves daily to “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” and then we shall not need to worry about anything.
This Week’s Memory Verse: Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice. Philippians 4:4 NKJV
This Week’s Message: Rejoice in the Lord always, no matter what your present circumstances, you can be exceedingly glad and joyful that you know the Lord and that He knows you. When Paul wrote this he was in prison, chained to a Roman soldier, living in dire circumstances, yet he was rejoicing because he knew the Lord.
Let’s memorize this short verse to remind ourselves to rejoice in the Lord always, no matter what we might be facing.
This Week’s Memory Verse: Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth. Psalm 119:88 KJV
This Week’s Message: ‘Quicken me” I have always loved the word “quicken”. It isn’t used today, I wish it was for, to me, it has a certain urgency to it, kind of a desparate plea. Quicken means: revive, restore, give life. In this verse, David is asking the LORD God to revive his strength, restore his faith, give him grace to obey and proceed in God’s word. David so wanted to live according to God’s way and will that he often asked God to show him loving-kindness to help him keep on the right path. David knew without the daily helpof God, he couldn’t make it on his own.
Jesus said in John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
And so, we should pray daily, as David did, that God will quicken us, so that we can abide in Jesus and bear much fruit.
This Week’s Memory Verse: Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.
Psalm 16:1 KJV
This Week’s Message: This verse is a Michtam of David. Only two other Psalms are described as such. I believe it is a special poem that David wrote to encourage himself during a time of great need. The definition of Michtam is not totally known but it is believed by some to mean “golden” or a very bold, special request at a time of great need or during a time of trouble.
“Preserve me” would mean protect me, keep me from harm, watch over me, guard me, and more. David was speaking to “EL” Jehovah, the One True God. David was telling God that he trusted in Him, that he believed God was near and that God would indeed help him.
I think that this would be a special short verse for all of us believers to memorize as we could recall it to memory in our times of need.
Blessings to you as you memorize His word and walk in it with Him daily.
This Week’s Memory Verse Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NKJV
This Week’s Message: Wow! This week’s verse has so much in it! It should be a source of comfort and joy for all us believers! In it we see that we have a God of hope, who fills us with all joy (not just some joy) and all peace (not just some peace)! Why does He do this? So that we may abound in hope ( not just in some hope but in abounding hope) ! And also we see that we have power! The power of His Holy Spirit! Wow! I don’t know about you, but that surely excites me! And how do we receive all of this? By just believing!
Believers, let’s memorize this verse so that we can encourage ourselves often with all that we have! Hope–Joy–Peace–Power these are ours daily for believing in Him!
This Week’s Memory Verse Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NKJV
This Week’s Message: I often pray this verse at the beginning of my day, so that I will be aware of the words I speak daily and the thoughts I think also. I want my speech to be acceptable to the LORD. I want the thoughts of my heart to bring glory to the LORD, my Redeemer.
You might want to do this also. Therefore, this verse is an excellent verse to memorize and to also pray daily.
This Week’s Memory Verse Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 NKJV
This Week’s Message: In this week’s verse we have a message to us from our Father God. He is speaking here to us, His children. He is telling us to guard, or watch over, our inner man, our mind, will, heart, understanding. We need to confine our thoughts, guard our hearts, keep watch over our will. Why? Because our life reflects what we think. What we believe should be exhibited in our life. If we keep our focus on God and His word, not on the world, our flesh or the temptations of satan, we will have a good life.
Realize that this is a call to action. Memorize this verse as a warning to yourself—to “Keep your heart with all diligence” daily.
Blessings to you as you read, memorize and live out His word to you.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
James 1:17 NKJV
This Week’s Message: Believers, every good gift, every perfect gift is from above, from the Father of lights. This tells us that God, our Father only gives good and perfect gifts, what a wonderful Father we have! This verse also tells us that our Father never changes. How comforting that is, to know that we have a Father who only gives good and perfect gifts and that He never changes! Let’s memorize this verse to remind ourselves of this truth everyday! Then, let’s give thanks to Him and praise Him, for being all this and more to us, His children!
This Week’s Memory Verse: “ Do not be afraid, only believe” –Jesus
Mark 5:36 NKJV
This Week’s Message: This week’s memory verse is the words of Jesus to the ruler of the synagogue, Jairus, whose daughter was on the brink of death.
(Read the whole story in Mark chapter 5)
Jairus, had come to Jesus to beg healing for his daughter but while Jesus was on the way to go to her, he was delayed by crowds and by a woman who sought healing also. Therefore, during all of this, some people came up to Jairus telling him that his daughter had already died and that he should not trouble Jesus any further. It was then Jesus spoke these words to him–in essence, to do not fear, do not listen to others, only believe in Me. I am on my way to help you, to cure your daughter, listen to Me,follow Me, for no delays can stop Me, nothing on earth can alter my plan, which is the plan of the Father, trust in Me, have confidence I what I say. Jairus was a ruler in the synagogue, but Jesus was a ruler of all!
Jesus had power over all things and we see, in the end, that Jairus did trust in Jesus and that the daughter was healed, even in spite of those who stood around mocking Him.
There is a good lesson here for all of us—“Do not be afraid, only believe” Our faith sometimes must be put into action. So, let’s memorize this verse and remember it in our time of fear, doubt or grief, and especially when our prayers are not immediately answered. For from this story, we see, sometimes, we have to be patient and wait, and sometimes our faith and trust will be tested, but in the end, Jesus’ words are always true.
This Week’s Memory Verse: Call to Me, and I will answer you,
and show you great and mighty things,
which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV
This Week’s Message: Believers, do you need wisdom, knowledge, instruction, information?
The LORD says to “Call” to Him. Call in this sense means “to cry out”, to ask loudly, to proclaim.Whatever you are in need of, the LORD can show you, and be sure He can show you even more than you ask for, because He says He will show you great and mighty things! Yes, He will reveal all you need to know at all times in your life. Just ask Him!
Memorize this verse as a reminder to yourself to call upon Him whenever you need answers.
Blessings to you daily as you memorize His word and walk in it daily.
This Week’s Memory Verse: As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Psalm 103:12 NKJV
This Week’s Message: Believers, once we believed and received Jesus as our Savior, our sins were removed from us forever, never to return, never to be remembered–gone as if they never were.Memorize this verse to remind yourself daily, that in Christ you have been forgiven.
Barnes’ Notes on Psalms 103:12 As far as the east is from the west – As far as possible; as far as we can imagine. These are the points in our apprehension most distant from each other, and as we can conceive nothing beyond them, so the meaning is, that we cannot imagine our sins could be more effectually removed than they are. The literal meaning of the Hebrew is, “like the distance of the east from the west” or, “like its being far.” So far hath he removed our transgressions from us – That is, he has put them entirely away. They are so removed that they cannot affect us any more. We are safe from all condemnation for our sins, as if they had not been committed at all. Compare the notes at Isaiah 43:25; notes at Isaiah 44:22.
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