Generations past had clever phrases to convey important truths. You may be familiar with the phrase, “Mind your P’s and Q’s,” which is a classic expression that reminds the hearer to be on his best behavior. I would like to ask that you to “Mind the P’s and C’s.” Years ago, our Pastor encouraged his people to look for the promises and commands during our daily Bible-reading time. For each promise we came across, we were to write a P by that verse. For each command―you guessed it―a C would be added in front of that verse.  

In the years that I have been adding my P’s and C’s during my morning devotions, I have come across some that I missed the last time I read through the passage. Some days with a heavy heart and eyelids, I open my Bible just to have a P or a C catch my eye. The promise rolls over my spirit, again refreshing it. The command will remind me that I must fight the good fight and that I know exactly what my Lord wants of me. Each time I hold God’s Word in my hands, I know that if I go with a humble heart, actively looking to meet with the Lord, He is always there.  

In your daily Bible time, I would like to encourage you to “mind the P’s and C’s,” the Promises and Commands that can be found in God’s Word.

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Miriam Chung, Christian School Teacher

Mrs. Chung grew up around the work of the ministry and now has the privilege of teaching at the North Valley Baptist Schools. She and her husband faithfully teach young people and are a vital asset to the ministry of NVBC.