After doing the "His Holy Name" challenge on SCS, I decided I might like to do Patter's Scripture challenge as well. I picked "Beauty" (the word for week three) and although the intention was to look at our own beauty as well as the beauty of our heart, I ended up going off the path a bit. I came upon this verse from Hosea 14:6
"His branches shall spread;
His beauty shall be like an olive tree,
And his fragrance like Lebanon."
So I went to my other Bible that I use a lot ( life application study Bible, NIV) and looked up that passage, and here is what it said about it:
"When our will is weak, when our thinking is confused, and when our conscience is burdened with a load of guilt, we must remember that God cares for us continually; his compassion never fails. When friends and family desert us, when co-workers don't understand us, and when we are tired of being good, God's compassion never fails. When we can't see the way or seem to hear God's voice, and we lack courage to go on, God's compassion never fails. When our shortcomings and our awareness of our sins overcome us, God's compassion never fails."
So, although I did not end up reflecting on "my own beauty", I certainly found beauty in The Word. I was truly blessed by this study, as I feel God spoke to me the words He wanted me to hear. And that alone, is beautiful!
I hope you may see the beauty in this verse as well, and be blessed by God's word.
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Items I used for this 6x6 page:
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