Sunday, December 24, 2017

Mnemonics For Verses (Feb 24, 2013)

(a re-post of something I wrote back in 2013)

Romans 8:31 says "...If God be for us, who can be against us?"

I like to use mnemonics to help me remember verses. The mnemonic that God gave me for this one is:

8 = Infinity

3 = The Trinity

1 = Me

For all eternity (8), God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (3) are for me (1).

(God, in His infinite love for me, wants His best for my life.)

How awesome is God and His love for each one of us!!

With that said, I believe it's no coincidence that there is another verse in the same book that uses the same numbers and with a similar message (Romans 13:8 - Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.)

One of the ways this verse speaks to my heart is with regards to "debt"; that God's will for us is to not be in ANY debt, but to be prosperous (spiritually, physically and financially). But another way it speaks to my heart is that, if God IS love, and we are in Christ, we are to love every person with the same love.

One mnemonic could be "I / We (1) are to show the all encompassing love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit (3) towards every person we come into contact with, all our lives (8)".

Our love should last for eternity because it is to be ever present in us, all our days, remaining all our days in eternity with God, because as soon as we are raptured up with Jesus, we will come into the fullness of who He created each of us to be. The bible says that Jesus is the "author and finisher of our faith" (Hebrews 12:2), and I fully agree with this, but I also like to think of Him as the "author and "perfector" of our faith" because HE IS perfect and will "perfect us" when we see Him face to face and spend eternity with Him.

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