Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4-2 Corinthians 6
Observation: I have LOVED reading the CEV for this study, but today the translation let me down. Now, I'm sure its a great translation, but the words just weren't what I wanted.
The words I wanted were (4:8-9) "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed" But what I got was, "8We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don't know what to do, we never give up. 9In times of trouble, God is with us, and when we are knocked down, we get up again."
Application: Are you feeling abandoned? Crushed? Persecuted? Paul tells you there's hope! That we are simply treasures in clay jars. That when your body hurts, know the God inside of you is still strong! What a lovely passage of scripture (no matter the translation.)
Prayer: I could write more, but instead you should just follow this link. Its one of my favorite songs, taken directly from these verses. He even begins in Spanish! Have a praise break today and thank God for all the good in your life! It'll be a great prayer for today!!
July 31-- 2 Corinthians 7-2 Corinthians 9
August 1--2 Corinthians 10 -2 Corinthians 12
August 2--2 Corinthians 13
August 3--Galatians 1-Galatians 3
August 4--Galatians 4-Galatians 6
August 5--Ephesians 1-Ephesians 3
August 6--Ephesians 4-Ephesians 6
August 7--Philippians 1-Philippians 3
August 8--Philippians 4-Colossians 2