I got my first and only bible when I was about 14. It was a gift from my auntie. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it- was I supposed to read it like a story? I couldn’t quite figure it out but wanted to make an effort to read because I wanted to strengthen my knowledge and understanding of God.
To this day, I haven’t read the bible cover-to-cover. Many of the verses I know and love come from church service. I’m also really fond of the ‘Bible App’ (available on both iOS and Android) which I downloaded about a year ago. It notifies you of a daily verse, allows you to highlight your favourite verses and enables you to connect with your friends on it and see what they highlight. It’s a really cool way to grow your knowledge of the bible.
So courtesy of the bible app, here are 10 of my favourite verses.
I love this verse because it’s a reminder that He’s got a plan for each and every one of us- and it is a perfect plan. No mistakes.
A couple of Sundays ago, I sent this verse to my youngest sister Tania and she asked me what it means to be made fearfully. I actually never thought about it. It made me reflect and do some research- in the bible ‘fearfully‘ is used in the context of respect and reverence i.e. “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom“. My understanding is that this means we are created in the highest regard by our Maker.
When you are worried and fearful, this is the verse to remember. How comforting to know God walks with us even in the darkest moments.
Guidelines for love. I don’t think there’s much I can add to this that isn’t already said in the verse- perfection.
Discipline is never easy and but always worthwhile. This verse captures that accurately.
The strength of the Lord is in me. Powerful.
I love this verse because it is a reminder that even after preparing to face a challenge, it’s important to commit that challenge to God because ultimate victory rests with Him.
A wonderful reminder that no past mistakes or failure can cripple us.
Every situation we face in life leads us to fulfilling our potential.
Put your hope and faith in Him- he will not let you down!
Would love to hear some of your favourite bible verses! Share below in the comment box.
© Tessy Maritim