January 21, 2015

PURITAN NATION:

What Bible Verse Did Texas Gov. Rick Perry Underline for His Successor in Texas' Most Coveted Bible? (SAMUEL SMITH , 1/20/15, Christian Post))

In keeping up with a long-standing Texas gubernatorial tradition on Monday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry passed down Texas' historic governors' Bible to his successor, and underlined text from Matthew 20:25-28 to help guide Gov.-elect Greg Abbott to success in his tenure as Texas' new executive.

In a tradition that began in 1925, when Gov. Pat Neff handed down the same leather-bound Bible to his successor Gov. James Ferguson and marked the words from Psalm 119, Texas governors have since shared the gospel from this nearly century-old Bible with their successors. [...]

Matthew 20:25-28 reads: "Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister, and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant, even as the son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many."

"You are called to be a servant first," Perry explained to Abbott.

Posted by at January 21, 2015 3:52 PM
  

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