There are so many to pick from.
asked 05 Mar '10, 02:31
1 Corinthians 13
1 Though I command languages both human and angelic-if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing.
2 And though I have the power of prophecy,to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge,and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains-if I am without love,I am nothing. 3 Though I should give away to the poor all that I posess,and even give up y body to be burned-if I am without love,it will do me no good whatever.
4 Love is always patient and kind;loveis never jealous;love is not boastful or conceited, 5 it is never rude and never seeks it's own advantage,it does not take offence or store up grievances.6 Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing,but finds it's joy in the truth.7 It is always ready to make allowances,to trust,to hope and to endure whatever comes.
8 Love never comes to an end.But if there are prophecies,they will be done away with;if tongues,they will fall silent;and if knowledge,it will be done away with. 9 For we know only imperfectly,and we prophesy imperfectly; 10 but once perfection comes,all imperfect things will be done away with.11 When I was a child,I used to talk like a child,and see things as a child does,and think like a child;but now that I have become an adult,I have finished with all childish ways. 12 Now we see only reflections in a mirror,mere riddles,but then we shall be seeing face to face.Now,I can know only imperfectly;but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known.
13 As it is,these remain: faith,hope and love,the three of them;and the greatest of these is love.
answered 05 Mar '10, 13:04
Matthew 5: 3-12
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall possess the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
answered 05 Mar '10, 23:46
Like all of us in this life, we have experienced many situations, circumstances and events. Some of the utmost joy, some of the most devastating kind and everything else in between.
For myself, in those moments, whatever those moments were, that I needed either help, counseling, guidance, instruction, wisdom, knowledge, understanding, protection, or a shoulder to lean on to, I learned to turn to the scriptures.
As time went on, every situation or circumstance I went through, I had a verse to see me through. At the time they became my favorite verse.
As time rolled on and more situations came my way, I would find something in that book that saw me through. I was utterly amazed in the working out of the details. Those verses became my favorite.
Again, more situations and circumstances came into my experience and I would find yet another 'favorite verse' to hang on to.
As time progressed, I learned that there are over 7000 promises in the bible. Whenever I held tight to one of these, the promise was kept. (In case you're wondering, I haven't gone through all of them)
For myself, because of my experiences, I know they are true. So depending on where I am in my life or what may be happening, I definitely have a 'favorite verse'. Those of you that have had this experience know what I'm talking about.
To say that one verse exceeds another wouldn't be fair. Every word has its place in his time.
These are some verses that have helped me along up to now. Some have already been mentioned by the other members.
Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. (1987)
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. (1992, now)
Psalms 81:10 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (constant reminder)
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (in different circumstances)
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (at different times)
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (I try to apply this as much as possible)
1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (now)
I encourage you all, in whatever situation you're in, find a verse or promise, stand on it and by faith it will see you through. These will become your favorite verses in that moment. In time you will build up a repertoire.
answered 07 Mar '10, 03:00
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
"Fear not for the dead for all goes well with them"
These were the words confronted me when I reached for the Bible for comfort upon learning my 18 yr old sister had just been knocked over and killed by a car. That was back in 1965.
They comforted me greatly... and I have searched high and low for those words many times since and have never been able to find them.
answered 05 Mar '10, 04:25
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I love so many! Psalm 23 is my favorite prayer; Psalm 121 lifts my spirits.
But the one I guess I love the best is the one I call the "Football Verse":(LOL) (You'll see what I mean):
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
I call it the Football Verse because it is always on a bed sheet, hanging from the front row at football games...This verse caused me to wonder about "everlasting life" when I was small, and I have been trying to keep that belief in my heart ever since.
Many Loving Blessings,
answered 06 Mar '10, 04:34
as a man thinketh in his heart so is he
answered 06 Mar '10, 06:58
Ephesians 2:6 (New International Version)
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
Galatians 2:20 (New International Version)
20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Mark 9:23 (Read all of Mark 9)
And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that believeth.
Mark 11:24 (Read all of Mark 11)
Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
Matthew 10:1 (Read all of Matthew 10)
And he called unto him his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of disease and all manner of sickness.
Matthew 10:7-8 (New International Version)
7 As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven is near.' 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a]drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
a. 1. Matthew 10:8 The Greek word was used for various diseases affecting the skin—not necessarily leprosy.
For the lost ones.
answered 16 Mar '10, 16:54
Hello... Comments were already made in this forum that there are so many verses from which to choose. I could not agree more! This is so true!
However, for myself, there are  Bible passages which I love tremendously contained within my Authorized King James 1611 Bible:
(1) Galations 6:7
'Be not deceived; GOD is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.'
This verse is very important to me because the power of its truth greatly humbles me. In a very direct and clear fashion, I am quickly made aware by GOD that He is to be feared, respected, and honoured.
The verse also stands as a grim warning to any man who thinks that he is greater, better, smarter, wiser, or more powerful than GOD. A man who sows this for himself will eventually reap much judgement.
(2) Ephesians 2:8,9
'For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of GOD: Not of works, lest any man should boast.'
These verses are very important to me because they made me aware that all my good works, marvelous deeds, pleasant thoughts, well wishes, good behaviour, positive intentions, and altruistic desires were going to send me straight to HELL! These verses state that saving faith is not of you. By his grace, GOD gives you the gift of saving faith when He sees that you truly and honestly WANT to be saved from the wrath to come. Thus, all it takes is your FREE-WILL decision of acceptance, and GOD honours his end of the transaction by giving you the gift of saving faith. You will then be BORN-AGAIN!
These verses also stand as a clear warning to any man who wants to be justified by GOD by his own works of righteousness. The gift of saving faith is only given to you if you accept the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. The shedding of His blood is the sacrifice that washes your sins away. GOD will never justify a man who offers his own works as a sacrifice for his sins. Remember Cain? If you offer your own works, then you are making GOD's grace obsolete. By works shall NO man be justified.
(3) I Thessalonians 4:15-18
'For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of GOD: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.'
These verses are very important because, as we speak, this event is actually the NEXT major prophecy in the prophetic time-line of GOD that is to be fulfilled. The passage describes the great gathering or harvest of all BORN-AGAIN people who have died in the Body of Christ and who are found present in the Body of Christ (ie.His church) at the time of the event. You may have heard the term 'Rapture' in reference to this event.
These verses indicate that, when this event takes place, the dead in Christ are raised first. Then, the future generation of BORN-AGAIN Believers who are still alive will not experience death but will be suddenly taken away or translated! At the time of this event, whether you are dead in Christ or whether you are still alive in Christ, GOD will not forget or lose ANYBODY that was in Christ. What a source of great comfort and joy!
For anyone who is not BORN-AGAIN, the only way to partake of this event is to become BORN-AGAIN now while there is still time. Once the Body of Christ has been taken away, the fulness of the times of the Gentiles will be complete. Then, GOD will again begin to deal with Israel and the rest of the Gentile nations of the earth in a period of prophecy called 'The Seven Year Tribulation'. This period is one of terrible and dark intensity as Satan, the Anti-Christ, and the False Prophet deceive the whole world (as seen in the books of Revelation, Daniel, Zechariah, etc).
My humble and sincere advice to you is that you become BORN-AGAIN now in order to avoid the wrath to come.
Thanks for reading.
answered 12 Jun '10, 16:58
Psalm 46:10 Be Still and know that I am God.
For the simple reason that this verse brings about ULTIMATE POISE, regardless of.
answered 20 Oct '11, 16:09
John 17 Jesus Prays to Be Glorified 1 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. 4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. 5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples 6 “I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled. 13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
Jesus Prays for All Believers 20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. 24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
John 21 Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish 1 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.
5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?”
“No,” they answered.
6 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards.[c] 9 When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread.
10 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” 11 So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. 12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from the dead.
Jesus Reinstates Peter 15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
20 Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” 23 Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”
24 This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.
25 Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.
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