Because I can’t add yet another thing – I do Bible studies on my own.  This works great for me…except on days like today.

I’m studying Psalm 20 and the question is “What are the Lord’s promises in this psalm?”  And then that is followed up by the question “Are there any conditions that need to be met in order for the promises to be fulfilled?”

And, I’m stumped.  I have an idea but I’m not sure it’s right and this is where studying with others would be helpful!  So, anyone want to help me?  Can you look it up and tell me what you think the answers are to these questions?

Micah 6:8 is one of my favorite verses. This version is from “The Message” by Eugene Peterson.

Micah 6:8
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously—
take God seriously.

Yesterday we sat in on a Sunday School class for the 2nd time  – they are going over thru the Fireproof workbook/Love Dare stuff.  So yesterday afternoon we were probably the last people in America to finally watch Fireproof.  It was a great movie with lots of reminders of how we should be serving one another in our marriage, not just looking out for what we want/need.

In fact, I decided that Love will be our focus of our homeschool for awhile too.  The boys and I will be picking apart I Corinthians 13 each day.  I have asked Eric and J1 to discuss on their way to and from school too.  (J1 is still doing his homeschool work at school with Dad.  This is still a situation that needs prayer – esp as we try to figure out what to do next year.)

I love this passage…in fact, it was on bookmarks that we gave out as favors at our wedding (22 years this Saturday!).

Love is patient, love is kind {and} is not jealous; love does not brag {and} is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong {suffered,}
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails; but if {there are gifts of} prophecy, they will be done away; if {there are} tongues, they will cease; if {there is} knowledge, it will be done away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part;
but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Blue Letter Bible. “1 Corinthians 13 – New American Standard Bible.” Blue Letter Bible. 1996-2009. 18 May 2009. < http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=1Cr&c=13&t=NASB >