Monday, March 15, 2010

Verse in My Pocket

One of the guys on our team shared with us a cool thing he does as part of his quiet time with God. He picks out a verse that speaks to him or is particularly encouraging, writes it down on a scrap of paper, and carries it in his pocket all day. Then if he gets frustrated or needs encouragement or whatever, he can read the verse in his pocket.

Some others on the team have started doing this, and we even have a song about it:

"I've got a verse in my pocket, my pocket, my pocket. There's a verse in my pocket, my pocket today."
(sung to the tune of "There's a Hole in My Bucket)

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you that when you are reading through Deuteronomy, you can put some pretty interesting verses in your pocket...

"No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD." Deut. 23:1

"Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement." Deut. 23:12-13

"If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to rescue her husband from his assailant, and she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, you shall cut off her hand. Show her no pity." Deut. 25:11-12

This is a sample of what I am reading today. Doesn't make for very good "pocket verses," but makes for an excellent blog post!


  1. I'm glad that you were sitting right next to me as I was reading this and you were able to see the tears of laughter streaming down my face. I hope your followers will benefit from this post and enjoy it as much as I did! I needed a good laugh, gracias amiga mia!

  2. Pahaha I wish you were in our room at the dorm! I can picture us laughing at this too... lad these laws don't apply anymore :o/ yikes