To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion,
give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes,
Messages of joy instead of news of doom,
a praising heart instead of a languid spirit.
Rename them "Oaks of Righteousness"
planted by God to display his glory.
Isaiah 61:3 MSG
I am currently memorizing Isaiah 61:1-4 NIV. But I love to read scripture in different translations of the Bible. Gives a different viewpoint, doesn't it?
I'll be at least a memory verse short this year. I took four weeks to memorize my last verse instead of two. And looking at the length of this verse... perhaps I'll take four weeks for it, too.
Beth Moore will be hosting a Siesta Scripture Memory Team next year. It definitely behooves me to do this as part of a team. Maybe you'll join me?
I hope you enjoy your bouquet of roses, today!