My husband and I have always considered ourselves “summer people” and yet God has planted us in Alberta that boasts a winter that can last eight to nine months of the year. *sigh* Still, when summer does roll around, usually during the Calgary Stampede week 🙂 , we put on our cowboy hats and prepare ourselves to make the very most of the summer, as brief as it is! I praise God that He created this summer break for us to rest, refresh ourselves and renew our spirits. Enjoy these “summertime” scripture verses as you capture a few rays of sun…or Son as the case may be 🙂
Genesis 1:3 “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”
Psalm 74:17 “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.”
Amos 8:1 “This is what the Sovereign Lord showed me: a basket of ripe (summer) fruit.”
Matthew 24:32 “Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.”
Proverbs 10:5 “He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.”
Proverbs 30:25 “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer;”
James 1:17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
Proverbs 6:6-8 “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.”
1 John 4:1-13 “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit.”
1 Thessalonians 4:16 “For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.”
John 14:3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
Psalm 89:36 “that his line will continue forever and his throne endure before me like the sun;”
Judges 5:31 “So may all your enemies perish, Lord! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.”
Psalm 113:3 “From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.”
Matthew 13:43 “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
Revelation 7:16 “‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’nor any scorching heat.”
Isaiah 18:4 “This is what the Lord says to me: “I will remain quiet and will look on from my dwelling place, like shimmering heat in the sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
Song of Songs 2:12 “Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.”
Psalm 107:9 “for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
John 4:14 “but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Psalm 93:4 “Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is mighty.”
Genesis 8:22 “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”
1 Thessalonians 5:10-11 “He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
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Your “Psalm” passages are one Psalm. You have it plural. Psalms 93:4 is really Psalm 93:4.
Thanks for the correction! I have updated the post accordingly!