Sweet Sunday Scripture: One to put into practice

“Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult,
but with blessing,
because to this you were called
so that you may inherit a blessing.”
1 Peter 3:9 (NIV)
This was my LPM Scripture Memory verse for these two weeks. I borrowed it from Beth – whose devotion on this verse was a true blessing from the Lord. He’s giving me some present opportunities to put this Scripture into practice, and I’m so thankful for His strength that comes when we draw the Sword in a battle.

Is there a Scripture verse you’re having to put into practice these days?

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  2. A Stone Gatherer says:

    Oh all the verses I am learning with Beth I have to put into practice!

  3. Just stopping in to say hello. I haven’t been over in awhile and thought I’d better check and see how things are in your world!! Great, I am hoping. I do think of you often..especially when we have YOUR chili…..:O)

  4. That is an awesome verse!!! This is one I try to live by, notice the try there, it should probably TRY bolded and in purple.

    Praying for y’all.

  5. Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) says:

    I know you are getting practice on this one! Keep your sword sharp and ready, friend.