---July Monthly Scripture Memorization Challenge:

Ecclesiastes 5:19 
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.
 

---Weekly Devotional (July 13-20)

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:2-7
 
You’ve probably read and heard this passage hundreds of times, so it may be pretty ingrained in you. I want to challenge you at that, it’s simple and short, but I find it very powerful. When you read back through v. 4-7 exchange the word love with your name. Do those sentences still ring true? God calls us to love, and the previous 3 verses make it clear how important it is that we love. It is important those sentences ring true for us. When saying those verses with your name exchanged for love sounds weird, untruthful, or just wrong, ask yourself what you need to do in your life so it doesn’t sound weird.