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Hybels Promise Memory Verses

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Shortly after I became a Christ follower an older man challenged me to find key verses in the Bible that might speak to specific situations that I would find myself in through the course of a normal day.  After identifying those critical verses and linking them to the challenges that may come my way, I decided to memorize the verses so that I could have them at my command.  Here was my early list:
When I needed wisdom to make an important decision....James 1:5, Proverbs 3:5-6.
When I was tempted to do wrong...1 Corinthians 10:13.
When I was running out of strength...Philippians 4;13
When I was getting anxious...Philippians 4:6-7
When I was getting short tempered...Ephesians 4: 32
When someone hurt or betrayed me and I wanted revenge...Romans 12:17
When I needed courage to point wandering friends toward faith in Christ...Colossians 4:2
When I wanted to live for eternity and not just for the temporal offerings of this world...Colossians 3:1
This is merely a partial list of Biblical weapons that I pack with me everyday.  Though I do not use all of them everyday, I use all of them enough that they stay fresh in my mind.  I honestly don't know how I could make it through the rough patches that come my way without the fortification these truths offer me.  Are you packing too?

                                      Bill Hybels

Source: Bill Hybels Letter to church members, e-churchnews, February 2008

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