Savoring Summer #6: An Unfriendly Neighbor

IMG_0941 edit“For I am not ashamed

of the Gospel of Christ,

for it is the power of God,

unto salvation,

for everyone who believes.” (Romans 1:16)

In this Bible reading plan, they designate one day per week as a “grace day”, that is, a day to catch up if you’re behind on your reading for the week or to take time to reflect over what you’ve read previously.

This is my standout verse for the week, which, as you can see, is the kind of verse for which no explanation is needed.

If you’re joining me for this study, I’d love it if you’d share a verse in the comments that particularly stood out to you, or perhaps a thought or two about what the Lord has shown you while reading these passages!

P.S. See this original post for info about this photo challenge and more about this reading plan I’m using this summer for the book of Romans (and I’d love to have you join in!)!

About the photo: Just in case you were wondering:  no, this little guy did NOT spray me…but he did stamp his hind legs before he proved that he was only bluffing by scampering off into the woods!

4 thoughts on “Savoring Summer #6: An Unfriendly Neighbor

  1. psalm 51:3….For my sin is always before me… know when you get a new pair of shoes or a different car it seems like everyone has that pair of shoes or car….it get magnifies because you’re looking for it….I think God does that with our sin…..the more we ask HIM to point it out, the more aware of it we are.

    1. I hadn’t thought of it like that before, but so true! And on the flip side, when we aren’t looking for it (or don’t want to see it), we can be completely blind to it!

  2. I like the verse in chapter 2 that reads, “Or do you despise the riches of his kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” He is merciful when He “delivered them over in the desires of their hearts” (1:24) because they still have an opportunity to repent when they see the depravity of their sin. His judgment is not yet final. How kind He is to restrain His full wrath that they may come to repentance. To remember that this was us before Jesus saved us. He led us to repentance.

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