My Bible verse for 2017

My Bible verse for 2017 is 2 Tim 1.7: “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

For years I’ve chosen a verse to focus on, one that expresses a need or desire of mine at that given point in life. In this one I especially like the combination of the three things that God’s Spirit gives us.

God is sovereign and loving and has unswerving dedication to his plan to save mankind. From his fullness he gives us his power, love, and self-control.

There is, of course, no biblical order to choose a yearly verse. But it’s a way to meditate further on the word of God.

Do you have a verse for the year? If so, what is it? (Or what would it be if you had one?)


J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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