Bloganuary – Day 22

Each day of January participants are emailed a thought provoking question that can be turned into a blog post.

What is your favorite quote? Why?

A few favorite scripture passages came to mind this morning. Each of them speaks a truth that I need to hear regularly.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 NASB

Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he grows older he will not abandon it. – Proverbs 22:6 NASB

Wives, subject yourselves to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Nevertheless, as for you individually, each husband is to love his own wife the same as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband. – Ephesians 5:22-27,31,33 NASB

And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  Upon these two commandments hang the whole Law and the Prophets.” – Matthew 22:37-40 NASB

So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire!And the tongue is a fire, the very world of unrighteousness; the tongue is set among our body’s parts as that which defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.But no one among mankind can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people, who have been made in the likeness of God;from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, these things should not be this way. – James 3:5-6,8-10 NASB

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