Instead of a Bible study, this week I’m sharing some of my favorite passages of scripture. Perhaps you will find yours among the ones I’ve posted. If not, I hope you’ll take a minute to share your favorites with me.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him and He will do it (He will accomplish what concerns you). Psalm 37:3-6
You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head. I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustains me. Psalm 3:3-5
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
Then Job answered the Lord and said, “I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me. I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You.” Job 42:1-2, 4-5
“I love You, O Lord, my strength.” The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. Psalm 18:1-3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:1-5
If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Romans 8:31-34
(The Lord say) “You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:9b-10
Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace in time of need. Hebrews 4:14-16
These are only a few of my favorites. If I were to include all of them, this post would seem endless. Now, how about you? Did you find one or more of your favorites in my list, or are there others that have special meaning to you? If so, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to share them with me.
This week at my bungalow retreat, where I depict country living, bungalow-style through words and pictures: Sweet Magnolias. I hope you have time to stop by for a visit. www.bungalowretreat.com