Almost every Christian has a few favorite verses. These verses shape how we live out our lives as Christ followers.
My question is....do our favorite verses usually focus on one key theme (grace, forgiveness, deeds, suffering, disciplines, etc) and as a result we unintentionally forget other Biblical themes that we should be living out as well?
Conclusion: Many of my favorite verses focus on what I need to do as a Christian, which is good. But, perhaps I do not focus enough on what God has done for me!
Here are some of my favorite verses, in no particular order, though they do change from time to time.
1 Timothy 4:12 - Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
Romans 12:1-2 - Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 15:5-6 - May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, 6 so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Proverbs 13:20 - He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
John 8:31-32 - 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 - And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Colossians 4:5-6 - Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Luke 12:34 - For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (money, treasures, abundance).
Pretty much the entire book of James (perseverance, faith with deeds, power of your words, etc).
I don't know why, but I don't take very many pictures with my Bible. But, here's one from vacation on the beach back in August. These sunrise times with God and his word were powerful.
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