A Few of My Favorites 
Monday, March 27, 2006, 06:43 AM
After last week's mailing, one of you gentle readers asked me what my favorite Strickland's flavor was. What a hard choice! So many good ones, to choose one seems disloyal! Do I choose a familiar one? Or a challenging sharp flavor? Perhaps a rare offering?

How much more so for Bible verses. There are several I like, some are familiar, some are challenging, some are unique. Here's one that helps me leave at night and take some time away during the day:
In vain you get up earlier, and put off going to bed, sweating to make a living, since he provides for his beloved as they sleep. - Psalm 127:2 Jerusalem

I used to write "Acts 2:12" on my exam papers at college.
All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, "What does this mean?" - Acts 2:12 NRSV

But if I had to choose just one flavor, er, verse, it would be from the prophet Micah:
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? - Micah 6:8b NRSV

Doesn't that just cover it all? Simple instructions that take a lifetime to fulfill. Justice, Kindness, and a humble walk with the Lord. Mmmm. That's my favorite.

Our confirmation class is memorizing some Bible verses as part of their journey to confirming the promises made for them at their baptism and becoming active church members. Both they and I could use some suggestions. What parts of the Bible do you savor? Email your favorite verse or call the church at 330-784-7633 with a tasty quote. I'll put the list up on the web and link it from a future mailing.

Mortal, eat this scroll,--and I ate it; and in my mouth it was as sweet as honey. - Ezekiel 3:3 NRSV

May the Bible taste Good to you every day.


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