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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bible Verse Sunday #81

This week's verse is Proverbs 31:30:

"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised."

This is one of my favorite verses, because it communicates the standards by which the Christian man should evaluate a potential wife. It's a verse which is particularly relevant in our increasingly superficial and warped culture, and reminds believers to look beyond appearances when searching for a spouse. In fact, Proverbs 31 is essentially a checklist to determining the ideal wife. I encourage all single Christian men to study it, and all Christian women to emulate it.

In the main service in church today, the pastor continued in his series in the book of Romans, discoursing on how to serve God. He preached out of Romans 12, saying that we must offer our whole body to God, and help out in the church however we can. Specifically, we are to willingly embrace Christ, and endure through difficult situations which are used by God to mold and refine us into his image. We are also to use our respective spiritual gifts to serve him readily.

In the young adult group, we split into three subclasses. I went to one being conducted by my dear friend Caleb. Caleb, who recently graduated from Bible college, gave us a brief summary of the books of the Bible. The Bible being the Bible, it wasn't a huge, in-depth study, but it did cover some interesting information, such as approximately when each book was written. Caleb is also an engaging speaker who is good at explaining things and conveying information, which made the talk that much more enjoyable. That guy is going places.