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We asked people what their favorite bible verse is and why. Below is what we received. 🙂

If you have your own bible verse to share and a comment on why it’s especially meaningful for you, please make a submission here.

Proverbs 22:7: The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender.

It is what I've built my business around. People don't understand/appreciate the dangers of debt. This verse reminds me that what I do is in the will of God.

--Robert Linker, Family Debt Planning

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Matthew 7:12: Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you: do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. ... shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

While I won’t be the only person to choose Matthew 7:12, it had a significant impact on me from the first time I heard it as a child in the school chapel, all the way through my life to today. The paraphrased version I quote to my own children is to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’, it’s such a powerful framework for thinking and brings great meaning to my life.

--George Hammerton, Hammerton Barbados

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Matthew 6:26: Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

The reason is these words spoken by Jesus himself we are revealing a comforting truth about our heavenly Father’s care for us. This verse communicates the message that God looks after every life and everything here in His creation. We see that even though creatures like birds do not, sow, or reap, or gather food, that they are still provided for by God. Then we are presented with the rhetorical question that asks “Are ye not much better than they” which lets us know that we are worth more to God than these creatures, and assures us that if God looks after and cares for every bird that flies through the air, we can expect and look forward to evening more! This chapter as a whole is a call to have faith in God, and the promise that we can trust in Him for what we need. An example would be how He provided manna and quail for the Israelites throughout their journey in the wilderness despite their complaining and disobedience He loved them enough to keep them provided for. This verse is one of my favorites because it is applicable to people throughout the ages and even today. If God feeds little bird, then He will certainly meet our needs as well.

--Dave Alce, All Day Shoe

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John 21:18: Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.

In the early days of my home care company, I happened to be reading John 21 when I came across this verse. I realized that the verse perfectly encapsulates what caregivers do. Caregiving is a fact of life as Jesus expressly taught here. I had the verse placed onto a canvas and framed so that it could hang in our office as a constant reminder of the significance of our work.

--Dr. Aaron Blight, Caregiving Kinetics

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Romans 14:10: Why do you pass judgement on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.

This excerpt is particularly resonant for me. At a time of deep social and political polarity, and widening cultural cleavages, it is a reminder to treat all with respect. That we are - none of us - more worthy or valued than any other, and that we should aspire to act with kindness and openness. During this pandemic, the verse is especially powerful.

--Nushy, Parlia

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Hebrews 11:36-40: Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated--the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

Although this verse may not sound as cheerful as others, it's one of my favorite versus because it reminds me that in this world we will face persecution. It's also a reminder that when times get tough, there are others who have faced far more difficult situations than I have. Finally, at the end of the verse is a promise that things will get better -- much better. In fact, things will be made perfect and there will someday be an end to all suffering in the world.

--Cyrus Vanover, Frugal Budgeter

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Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

9 years ago I developed flesh-eating bacteria which put me in a coma for 3 weeks and the hospital for 3 months as I recovered from the amputation of both hands and both feet. The recovery was long and hard.Those scriptures gave me the courage and strength to heal and to learn how to live as a quad amputee. My faith has grown tremendously through my healing. Today, I share my story to encourage others that through faith, gratitude and a positive attitude any obstacle can be overcome.

--Wendy Wallace, One Exceptional Life

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Galatians 3:18: And may you know how the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high and how deep his love is

I stand in awe of this Bible verse everytime I read it. It reminds me that there is a God that loves us tremendously. His love is so big that many of us (including myself) have not begun to grasp it. It is a truly beautiful scripture, and one I look to often to see the magnificence of God.

--Shannon Duke, Saving Shannon Blog

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John 14: 2-4: In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.[3] And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.[4] And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

My aunt Doris, who recently passed away, was a preacher's wife and ran a Vacation Bible School for the summer when I was young. One of the assignments was to learn a bible verse, verbatim. The verse above was given to me. I thank her for that and to this day, other than Psalm 23 or John 3:16. She probably never knew. I always knew the verse simply meant that as a believer, I would have everlasting life and live with God and Jesus in Heaven after death.Since losing my paternal grandmother, mother and then father within a year, the verse means so much more to me now.For all three, the verse was read at their funerals. I did this intentionally, as this verse provides hope. For faithful believers, Jesus made this promise to us. But, for me, this message has recently changed and become one for the grievers, such as myself. That we will one day be reunited with our loved ones, but it's also a symbol of Jesus' undying love for us. And his commitment to return to usher us through the gates of eternity... his father's house. What an act of love! That gives me peace to rest on until my final days. I thank God for that!

--Camille Davis, MontagePR

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Matthew 6:26: I26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

As a business owner, it is very easy to get caught up in trying to control everything, yet so often good things come to me not from my direct actions but through seeming coincidence. To me, this verse reminds me not to worry because God loves me and cares for me no matter what.

--Terry B. McDougall, Terry B. McDougall Coaching

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Rev 21:3,4: And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning, pain nor suffering be no more, the former things have passed away.

Why I like it: These are crazy times. But reading verses like these gives me hope that somehow, some way things will get better. So I stay focused, respect others and try to be the best possible version of myself.

--Alicia Godmasch, Planet X: Gold of the Gods

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Matthew 7:7-8: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

This has special meaning to me because it let's me know that I have everything I want and need in this world; I just have to be open to receive it. I've relied on this through tough times and it's comforting to know that God will always provide for me. Everything we want already exists in this world; I just have to go out and get it!

--Jordan Verroi, CapGenius

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Proverbs 27:17: Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.

Recently I founded a small business, and I am constantly reminding myself of the importance of collaborating with others to improve my business as well as myself. It has been my experience that when I try to do something alone, I can only reach a certain level. Sometimes its hard to recruit the help of others, or to be vulnerable in sharing my struggles, but it has been my experience that when I surround myself with people who are similarly driven, and I take that risk, the collaborative learning and the connection that happens between all of us is powerful. Ideas flow from our conversation that would never have been considered had we been thinking independently of one another.

--Pat Morrison, Liberation Home Solutions

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Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Fear is paralyzing and has the ability to hold people back from going after their dreams. And for me, it was about 6 years ago at 44 years of age when I was sitting in church one Sunday morning and after giving the weekly announcements, the youth pastor asked the congregation what is God's most referenced command in the Bible? A slew of hands went up and he called on them to give their answers. Such things as love thy neighbor as thy self, forgive others, pray without ceasing, and others. But none of those were the right answer. The youth pastor piped up and said nope, it's to not fear or worry. God's word contains over 360 references for his children to not fear or have worry. That was a pivotal moment in my walk of faith. Ever since that moment, anything and everything I would have worried about in the past, I think about Isaiah 41:10 and give it to God. With genuine faith and trust in Him, it has really been that easy.

I'm a father, husband, brother, retired Army Warrant Officer, combat Veteran, former Communications Officer for both President's Bush and Obama, business executive and owner, author, and co-host of The Bo & Luke Show podcast. But most of all, I am a child of God and I know He is with me and shaping my path every moment of every day.

--Robert Bo Brabo, Hail Media Group

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Proverbs 3: 5-6: Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, andhe shall direct thy paths.

Fear is paralyzing and has the ability to hold people back from going after their dreams. And for me, it was about 6 years ago at 44 years of age when I was sitting in church one Sunday morning and after giving the weekly announcements, the youth pastor asked the congregation what is God's most referenced command in the Bible? A slew of hands went up and he called on them to give their answers. Such things as love thy neighbor as thy self, forgive others, pray without ceasing, and others. But none of those were the right answer. The youth pastor piped up and said nope, it's to not fear or worry. God's word contains over 360 references for his children to not fear or have worry. That was a pivotal moment in my walk of faith. Ever since that moment, anything and everything I would have worried about in the past, I think about Isaiah 41:10 and give it to God. With genuine faith and trust in Him, it has really been that easy.

I'm a father, husband, brother, retired Army Warrant Officer, combat Veteran, former Communications Officer for both President's Bush and Obama, business executive and owner, author, and co-host of The Bo & Luke Show podcast. But most of all, I am a child of God and I know He is with me and shaping my path every moment of every day.

--Yvonne Blackwood, yvonneblackwood.com

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Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings, like eagles. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Psychologists are not immune to burn out. We too get weary, faint hearted, and discouraged. While seeing patient after patient, we try to maintain a professional boundary that prevents the patients’ problems from becoming our own, but, essentially, we take on their burdens and their problems.

I also have a personal life, and, with it comes, personal problems. Now I have it much better than so many others, and have plenty to be thankful for. But still, I have those days when my own baggage from the past, intersects with today’s stressors, and I find myself feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. At such moments, this verse that I mentioned, gives me strength to keep moving forward. I wait upon the Lord, and, according to his faithfulness, he provides for my needs in bountiful ways. He follows me to “the cave,” where he once followed Elijah, in his moment of weariness, faint-hearted ness and discouragement.

--Dr Bruce L. Thiessen, Dr BLT Music

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Corinthians 13:4-5: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

If we would approach all things in LOVE, then we would not have any issues- in relationships, in life, or in business. I have led my business with these words being my guiding light and it has proved to be one of the greatest places to work- full of love, light, respect, honor, and family.

--Jonathan George, JonathanGeorge.com

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Peter 5:6-7: Therefore, humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7casting all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

When I was attending university, I went to a Chrisitan school and I took a course on Biblical discipleship and personal Bible study. It was in this class that I learned different ways on how to truly study God's word and then apply it to my life. Our instructor had us memorize some verses from 1 Peter and these were some of the ones I picked. I chose them because I was always worrying about different things in my life. I would worry about an upcoming exam, project, getting schoolwork done, how I was doing at track practice, if I would be good enough at a track meet, what I should wear, what others thought of me, if I was eating healthy enough, if I was properly balancing school, work, track, and friendships... etc. the list goes on!

I had so many worries and tried to perfect everything. These verses helped me realize that I don't get anything out of stressing and worrying. It was a great reminder to me that God cares about ME. He has my back and I can come to Him with any of my fears, worries, or concerns. These verses have comforted me throughout my life ever since, and will continue to be a great reminder of God's love for me.

--Tess Thompson, Money Done Right

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Philippians 4:11: For I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

This is my favorite because the apostle Paul wrote this while he was in prison and yet, he was content. This always serves as a reminder to me to be content in WHATEVER situation I am, not just during the good times, but also during the hard and challenging times. This also reminds me that contentment is not found in your status or in what you have, but in the Lord alone.

--Lewis Keegan, Skill Scouter

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Mathew 6:19-20: Do not store up for yourselves treasures on Earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

As a result of the current pandemic situation, it is evident how much people have turned to hoard. Gathering bulks of everyday goods, making treasures in this world where everything can perish overtime is of no use. In this materialistic world, there will always be a force that can take your belongings away from you. If only we could realize that the life in Heaven is free from all the flaws and our treasures, which are our good deeds, will benefit us in our afterlife, then the way we spend our life would be easier and more comforting. This verse inspired me to hold myself back from unnecessarily hoarding upon material things.

--Lewis Keegan, The Fashion Jacket

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Corinthians 12:12-14: 12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[a] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

It is about unity and team work.

My youngest brother Mark was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer during this health crisis. He needs all the unity and teamwork from family and friends and others to help him in his fight to stay alive.

And I will continue to need that teamwork too as I work to overcome PTSD each day and reach a symbolic goal on my journey of recovery.

Tens of thousands of amazing strangers have come together one by one and become a team that's helped me in this recovery from a trauma over the last five years. And they are still helping me as I move forward to that symbolic goal involving hope and laughter.

But all of us can use teamwork and unity during this pandemic. We are strongest together.

No matter where we live. No matter who we are. No matter what happens. We are all a team.

That Bible verse 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 expresses that spirit of togetherness and teamwork. It is my favorite verse right now.

--Ron Blake, blakelateshow.nfshost.com

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Mark 12:30-31: 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.

Both of Jesus's commandments speak truth into something core to the Mission Painting vision: a quality paint job is how we love your neighbor.

We believe that 1) your neighbor is the one who has to look at your home all day, so you should invest in its exterior. And 2) every day our Mission Painting team strives to meet the customer's need with detail, professionalism, and cleanliness. As a carpenter himself, we think Jesus knew a good deal about those three qualities. Our goal is to love others, through business and life, the way he instructed us to.

--Julie Ward, Mission Painting & Home Improvements

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Ephesians 3:10: His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms.

The Bible rarely (if ever) answers a "Why?" question, much less opens up the heavens as much as this one. Not only does it nail the reason The Church (all of Jesus' believers) exists, but probably many other institutions we're aware of, like government, family, etc.

And it glorifies God. It avers that His kingdom is far more vast than we've been taught in Sunday School.

--Brad, MOAB INTERNET, LLC

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Romans 8:28: And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Pain’s emotional barrier to faith can be formidable. When I see God, items on my long list of questions for him will include a heartbreaking and unwanted divorce, betrayal by trusted coworkers, my second wife’s cancer death, and all sorts of disappointing human behavior and natural disasters. Yet in Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, I’ve seen enough to believe that, as one of his early followers wrote, "God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love [him]."

--Rusty Wright, rustywright.com

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Revelation 3:20: Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

Jesus is all about relationships. Dining together in biblical times (and sometimes today) was an intentional act of intimacy. He waits each day for us to invite Him into our lives. While he desires such fellowship with individuals, He never forces his way. He simply knocks and asks to come in for a daily visit.

--Tracy Claytor, Coastal Community

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Isaiah 26:3: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

This is my favorite Bible verse because it reminds me how to get back to a place of peace when life gets hard. I wish life didn't get hard, but it's good to be reminded that God is our source of peace. The fact that He gives that peace that passes understanding without shame when we get our eyes off of the hard things and back onto Him is a truth I need to be reminded of over and over again. God is our peace, no matter what life or marriage throw our way!

--Tiffany, hopejoyinchrist.com

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Zeph 3:17: The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

This is my "life verse" and so dear to me that I have the last line tattooed on my arm. My interaction with God is all throughout this verse, from beginning to end. And not only that, but as a worship leader, I feel like He sings over me and then I repeat it to the rest of the world!

--Angie Vertucci, Shine FM Ohio

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1 Samuel 2:30: For those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

This is an overarching principle that we can apply to all areas of our lives as we seek to honor God in our marriages, families, churches, and work.

--Scott LaPierre, scottlapierre.org

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Philippians 4:8: Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

These days everyone is after a headline and as a general rule, bad news spreads the fastest. Our news media is filled with violence, hate and social breakdowns to the point where we despair and ask "is there anyone or anything sane in the world anymore?"

Everyday I speak with people who are feeling increasingly isolated because their personal life does not reflect the darkness that they are shown through their TV. They say things like "I think I'm just going to live in a bubble" or "We just have to hope that it's not going to happen up here".

It is at these times that Philippians 4:8 reminds us that despite the darkness God has instilled in each of us the light of the knowledge of what is good and right, what is kind and peaceable, what is both joyful and comforting. By taking a moment to reflect on the wonders of God's creation and the grace he shown to us in our lives we find the understanding that no matter how dark the road ahead may seem, he has walked the path already and if we take a deep breath and put our hand in his, he will never leave us or forsake us no matter what troubles (real or imagined) may lie ahead.

--Ben, TERRIGAL CHRISTIAN ISRAELITE CHURCH

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Corinthians 9:24: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?Run in such a way as to get the prize.

I choose this verse because I am a competitor for Jesus. I believe that we are all in a race, and your goal is to win the race. To win the race you must know you have to compete with the devil and his adversaries. But if you put your head down and grind and focus 100 percent on Jesus Christ you will win the race!

--Damond Talbot, nfldraftdiamonds.com

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Prov. 4:18: But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.

I love this verse especially now as so much in the world seems dark, when we trust God our way is filled with light in our hearts and that grows and grows, not matter what is going on until that "full day" when we see Him face to face.

--Yvon Prehn, effectivechurchcom.com

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Isaiah 58:6-7: Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 58:7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin?

I think it's a pretty good summary of the old testament prophetic message and God's desire for humanity. If we would all do these things rather than competing for the most money and cars then society would be a very different place.

--Justin Holmes, dustoffthebible.com

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Phil 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me

This was the first scripture I memorized. I was 21 years old, a non-believer, a drug addict and sitting in prison on a 10 year robbery charge. I had sat in Tacoma county jail for about 8 months before I ended up in prison and there was a guy in my 16 man tank that kept trying to get me to read the Bible. I told him that I didn't read fiction. He then told me just to read the book of revelation, I told him to leave me alone. Months or maybe years after I was transferred to prison I decided to read the book of Revelation. I don't remember how or why or what happened, but I later accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

--Curt Stowell, jerryandgod.com

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Isaiah 49:14-16: 14 Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.” 15 “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

As Christians, our hearts may feel at times that God has grown silent and that he has no concern for us. I grew up with an abusive mother who left me and my sister and every mother figure in my life thereafter was either abusive, absent, or was taken from this world too soon. It was not until my late 20s that I finally had a wonderful mother -- my dad remarried a wonderful woman and it was finally my time (or so I thought) unfortunately, it was a dream deferred, as after only two years she grew very sick and died.

Baring my teeth, I cried out to God "Do I not deserve a mother?!" Overwhelmed with grief, entrenched in my own bitterness, and confounded by death I turned on Him. I was so angry with God; I viewed him through the lens of a negligent parent and, I, the neglected son, took His silence as contempt against me. But then one day He broke His silence. While in His Word I found this love letter nested between the pages, waiting for me to discover it. I was Zion -- He became a begotten Son, betrayed and broken by the very world He came to save. He could have simply stopped at 'Can a mother forget?' as some rhetorical question awaiting the "obvious" response of "Of course, not!" But he knew better, because engraved on His palms was the memory of me and the reality that my mother had forgotten. Not Him though! He left the throne, comfort, and perfection of Heaven because He had not forgotten and never will. This is a love letter from a Father to a forgotten son, an adoption letter, a husband's devotion to His bride. He remembered me and now I can never forget Him.

--Gabriel Shields, Benu Creative

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John 1 KJV: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The reason is that it describes God as something impossible to know. We have the tradition of humanizing God, of giving him a human appearance, more specifically that of a man. God is all-powerful and can take any form he wants. Why human? Why masculine? Perhaps he could have created other worlds with intelligent beings like us? It is to be supposed that as almighty he will adopt the form most suitable to whoever wishes to present himself.

Words have no form, it's something abstract, that's why I love that representation that John makes of God

--Mario, iluminando.org

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Genesis 50:20: You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.

Growing up my mom raised 2 teens on $500 a month alone after we became ill with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We were completely abandoned by our church and our family because of things my dad had done. At the time it was really hard to get through and honestly you couldn't see a way out of the poverty and sickness. 30 years later we have a business which has turned into a ministry and we are able to tell thousands of people about Jesus all because of that time in our life. God does turn the bad around for good if we just wait on Him.

--Tawra Kellam, livingonadime.com

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Thessalonians 5:21: but test everything; hold fast what is good

I usually try to look at the Bible in its larger context — the full story, the complete book, the larger community and context of its time. I find that's more helpful and more faithful. It takes the Bible seriously. But I come from a tradition that emphasized "memory verses" and discovering this verse was crucial in my formation as a Christian. It was a reminder that our questions and doubts are good and holy. That God can handle it. That our faith is stronger for the questions. The church that I grew up in taught us that they had all the answers — they knew what God really wanted. There was no room for questions. Finding this verse was like hearing God whisper directly into my ear. When I made space for my questions, when I honored them, I was able to chase after (and sometimes wrestle with, like Jacob in Genesis 32) God. Questioning enriched my faith and helped me to really understand the Bible like never before!

--Brian G. Murphy, QueerTheology.com

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Psalm 63:8: My soul follows hard after Thee. Thy right hand upholds me.

It shows me how King David had such a heart of devotion for the Lord and was described by God as a "man after His own heart”. David made it his focus to follow hard after God more than anything else in his life - more than being a king or enjoying a kingdom or fighting battles. His foremost desire and purpose in life was his relationship with God. That was the secret to his blessed life and a great point of direction for mine.

--Gretchen Fleming, gretchenfleming.com

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Isaiah 53:5 (KJV): But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

This describes ALL that Jesus' death accomplished for us. He paid for our sins, yes, but he also paid for our healing, and for our peace. The Hebrew word used for healing there is rapha, and everywhere else it is used, it refers to physical healing. The Hebrew word used there for peace is shalowm, and it means not just emotional peace, but also completeness, soundness, safety, physical health, prosperity, contentment, and friendship with God. It means nothing missing, nothing broken! He came, suffered and died, and rose again to give us life, and life more abundantly. Praise God!

--Dr Lauren Deville, drlaurendeville.com

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Proverbs 22:7: In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

This is a simple verse that summarizes everything in the New Testament except that a person must first believe, confess, and then follow Jesus. If we all would begin to have the attitude/mindset of Jesus, our world would be in an entirely different environment than we currently have. This mindset would change all relationships - work, neighborhoods, family. I just try to maintain it with each individual I come in contact with.

--Beverly Kelley, centralchristian.edu

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Psalm 86:11: Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

I love this verse because it is a progression that marks the way of following Jesus. God teaches us to trust Him, and as we do we learn what it means to rely on His faithfulness. That leads to a desire for an undivided heart, a heart surrendered only to Jesus Christ. The result will be a daily desire to come to Him in awe and reverence. And if we fear God in this way, if He is truly Lord of our life, we will fear nothing else.

--Scott Rodin, thestewardsjourney.com

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2 Corinthians 12:9: But He said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

I love this verse because it reminds me that God’s grace is everything I need. I don’t have to have it all together. I don’t have to be perfect. In fact, God encourages the opposite! When I decide to delight in my suffering, God’s strength is made perfect. I can completely depend on Him and He will take care of everything.

--Hanha Hobson, transparencyministries.com

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Galatians 5:6: For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but faith working through love.

Are we saved by faith alone? If the faith is alone in Christ and in no one else, God only through Him, then the answer is YES! However, we are not saved by a faith that is unproductive that does not result in good works. Yet still, we are not saved by adding our own works to faith. We are saved by faith in the love of God which love is His Son who laid down His life as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. This results in productive and God glorifying works in the life of the Christian.

--Theodore Wright, Maverick Christians

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Proverbs 16:3: Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

As a team, we came to realise that if you want to have success in what you do as a business, we don't have to rely on only what we can offer as skill sets but also place our trust in the Lord who opens all doors. Having faith and trust in one another and most importantly in the Lord, brings peace, success and more good things at our doorstep.

--Allan Musiimenta Bangirana, newslibre

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