So after reading Suzanne's story about her granddaddy Vernon, I got curious about my family's favorite verses or the things in the bible that spoke to them most. It is no mystery to me what my granny's favorite verse was: Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will set your paths straight." I was able to memorize it simply from hearing it so many times from her. Of all my family members, she is the one who continually talked about her faith in God and reminded us of Him and His ways at all times.
I have no idea what verses my PaPa likes. Now that he is disabled, I don't even know if he has continued to read his bible or even if anyone reads it to him from time to time.
And my grandmother and pa both served in the church and love God, but rarely have I heard them speak of His relationship in their lives, so I know little about each of their favorite verses either. I'm curious as to whether I would find out more in their bible as Suzanne mentioned she had discerned about her granddaddy from his well-worn bible.
So I am determined to find out people's favorite bible verses and why? I am on a mission to find this out.
I guess I don't have one favorite, but I have a few that I have clung to or have been known for sharing over and over again:
1 Timothy 1:7 - For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self control.
Matthew 6:33 - Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
1 Corinthians 10:31 - So whatever you do, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
Matthew 22:37,29 - Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. And love your neighbor as yourself.
Jeremiah 29:11-14 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and will bring you back from captivity.
To me, each one of these verses say the say thing in a different way: God is a good God and there is no other, and our lives are supposed to be lived in a such a way that the world sees Him in us.
So, what is your favorite verse and why?