Tuesday, April 4, 2023
What We Say Matters
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Every sermon I heard as a child included this line, “The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of Christ Jesus, Our Lord.” For twenty years, I thought this was just a line my pastor included as a prayer. I thought it was his creation. I heard it so often it became ingrained in my memory. In college when I began to read the bible on my own and grow in my faith, I came across these exact words in Philippians 4:7. Here were the words of my childhood faith and they were in the bible! Go figure that words that were said in church came from the bible! This verse became my absolute favorite.
So, I encourage you to listen to the worship service. What phrases in our worship liturgy are actually scripture? How much of the bible are we surrounded with every time we gather? God’s Word envelopes us much more than we think.
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