Monday, July 21, 2008

Showers of Blessings

1 Timothy 7-14

7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

9Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

10But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:

11Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.

12For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

13Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

14That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us

These are precious words of encouragement from Paul to Timothy who he calls his son. I can't read these words without thinking about the song by Daniel W. Whittle and James McGranahan
,I Know Whom I Have Believed
and then another Showers of blessings.

Makes you want to shout, doesn't it. :)

1 comment:

Nonnie said...

i grew up singing "i know whom i have believed" that hymn.
hoping you are well, phyllis and enjoying life.

Word of the day.