Did you know Sharpening Character is celebrating their 100th episode?
While it’s always fun to take pictures for their VersePics on STS, I thought it would be fun to participate in their special “100th Episode VersePic Contest”…instead of submitting a picture for the VersePics, they’re letting us submit our favorite Bible verse for the VersePic!
How would you like your favorite Bible verse to be on the next VersePic?!
Submitting a verse is easy: instructions are here on the Sharpening Character website.
Andrew, the Producer, actually called me up to personally extend the invitation to everyone here on Lenspiration. “We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to submit some of their favorite Bible verses for a chance to have them made into VersePics!” he told me, “In a nutshell, this is like our own little ‘Shoot to Serve’ opportunity for you guys, only in reverse: instead of having the verse picked out, with you submitting images, we’ll take care of the images this time if you supply the verses!”
The verse I’m going to submit is Psalm 119:97, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”
Why? For one thing, it’s only one of few verses the translators of the KJV Bible thought appropriate to insert an exclamation mark into. The author is excited about this statement! But wouldn’t you say it’s sort of an odd statement to be excited about? I thought so at first and for many, many years…what’s so exciting about God’s law? I thought Jesus came to free us from the law. So, why would I ever be motivate to wholeheartedly declare, “You know God, I just absolutely LOVE your laws!”
Well, from the beginning, God gave laws to protect us. When we break the laws, we experience the problems God was trying to protect us from. Thankfully, God in his mercy sent Jesus to free us from the penalty of our sin of breaking his laws, but that doesn’t mean his laws aren’t still very beneficial to us. God’s laws still exist to protect us from problems! God is all-wise, isn’t he? So why would I ever want to throw away the very advice he gives for averting the many problems we humans habitually get ourselves into? My response? I love your guidance, God! I want to meditate on your instructions all the time because it is what will help me know how to better walk in a way that is pleasing to you! “For they that are after the flesh do mind the thigns of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit” Romans 8:5. Amen?!
So anyway, that’s why that’s my favorite verse today!
Hope you’re able to submit your favorite verse too. And as a heads up, those who are able to submit their favorite verse by November 6 have a greater chance of their verse being chosen! More details here.