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Your Turn

June 15, 2010

We all have times when we are uncertain where to begin searching in God’s Word.

Often in the midst of a difficult situation we want to seek His Truth but cannot remember a verse or passage that speaks to the immediate need.

Sometimes we would like to offer comfort to another person in the midst of a troubling circumstance but do not know what to say.

In these and any other situation, we are privileged to have access to many resources.  One of our favorite “basic digging tools”  was mentioned by Stephanie yesterday – the concordance!  Most Bibles have one in the back and this provides a great start in looking for specific verses.

Today it’s Your Turn to use your concordance!

Determine a topic about which you would like to see what God’s Word says … or maybe even one you know a verse or two about but would like to know more.  For example, speech.  Maybe you are familiar with Ephesians 4:29, “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” (ESV)

But, maybe you are seeking a shorter verse to memorize or to use to help guide your children this summer in how they speak to one another.  Using the concordance and looking up speech, mouth, speak, etc., you might find this verse (one of my favorites to use with children who have a hard time not speaking the last word!), “Whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble” (Proverbs 21:23, ESV). I especially like this verse in the NLT, “If you keep your mouth shut you will stay out of trouble.”

Your Turn … use your concordance today to find a passage or verse applicable to a situation in your life. Then let us know what it is – maybe someone else is needing encouragement from the Word in that area too!!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2010 11:00 am

    Great exercise Teri Lynne! You picked a topic very applicable to me!

  2. June 15, 2010 12:00 pm

    My daughters and I are loving this site and using it to dig deeper together! Thank you all so much for your dedication to teaching God’s Word!

    • Kristi Stephens permalink*
      June 15, 2010 4:43 pm

      Cherie, that is so wonderful that you are working through the site together with your daughters!! Thank you for training the next generation well! 🙂

    • June 15, 2010 10:42 pm

      Cherie,
      When I homeschooled my children I always looked for practical teaching on the Word. I hadn’t thought about it until you posted your comment, but I would have loved to use this site to accompany our Bible studies!

      There’s nothing like spending time in the Word with your children! That made my heart smile. 🙂

  3. June 15, 2010 10:39 pm

    This was a great exercise! I love how “Your Turn” gives us the opportunity to do what we’ve been discussing!

  4. June 16, 2010 8:40 pm

    An awesome exercise and I really love how you are showing how simple it is to dig deeper into God’s word!

  5. Judy Dent permalink
    June 21, 2010 4:30 pm

    I’m a bit behind. I was out of town for several days and the computer which was available was too complicated for me to log onto!! In the front of the Gideon Personal Workers Testament (PWT), there are situations listed with the scripture that applies. For example, if you should become angry, Matthew 5:22-24 is suggested. Another example is anxiety. For this situation it is suggested that you read Matthew 6: 19-34. Many graduating nurses receive a small white testament. Mine has been a blessing. Ask your local Gideon about other types of testaments.

  6. June 21, 2010 6:26 pm

    Thanks for the challenge. I searched the word selfish which led me to the passage in James 3: 13-18. Awesome passage.

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