Sunday, September 4, 2011


I feel very inspired since I did a review on The Grandmother's Bible/Daily Devotional.Here is a new meme I have come up with.  You will choose a scripture from the Bible and tell us how you will apply it to your daily life by posting it on you blog with this meme.  Calling it Mamaw's Sunday Devotional. You could even add your scripture to the header of your blog, optional, for the week as a reminder of your devotion.


My Scripture for the week:
MATTHEW 6:27  "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

How I can apply this scripture to my daily life this week?
I tend to be guilty of this.  Every time I begin to worry about the my family, finances or even the weather I will remember this scripture and ask myself this question.  I know a lot of people have created health problem in themselves due to worries in their life.
Lord, I lay my worries at the foot of the Cross.   

Barnes' Notes on the Bible
Which of you, by taking thought - The third argument is taken from their extreme weakness and helplessness. With all your care you cannot increase your stature a single cubit. God has ordered your height. Beyond his appointment your powers are of no avail, and you can do nothing. So of raiment. He, by His providence, orders and arranges the circumstances of your life. "Beyond" that appointment of His providence, beyond his care for you, your efforts avail nothing. Seeing, then, that he alike orders your growth and the supply of your needs, how obvious is the duty of depending upon him, and of beginning all your efforts, feeling that He only can grant you the means of preserving life.
One cubit - The cubit was originally the length from the elbow to the end of the middle finger. The cubit of the Scriptures is not far from 22 inches. Terms of "length" are often applied to life, and it is thought by many to be so here. Thus, it is said, "Thou hast made my days as a handbreadth" Psalm 39:5; "Teach me the measure of my days" Psalm 39:4. In this place it is used to denote a "small length." You cannot increase your stature even a cubit, or in the smallest degree. Compare Luke 12:26.
Stature - This word means "height." The original word, however, means oftener "age," John 9:21; "He is of age;" so also John 9:23. If this be its meaning here, as is probable (compare Robinson, Lexicon), it denotes that a man cannot increase the length of his life at all. The utmost anxiety will not prolong it one hour beyond the time appointed for death.


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