#faves: Bible Verses

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Guidelines for love. I don’t think there’s much I can add to this that isn’t already said in the verse- perfection.

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Discipline is never easy and but always worthwhile. This verse captures that accurately.

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The strength of the Lord is in me. Powerful.

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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.

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A wonderful reminder that no past mistakes or failure can cripple us.

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Every situation we face in life leads us to fulfilling our potential.

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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.

T

© Tessy Maritim

3 Comments

  • Ochieng

    December 16, 2014 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Hey Tess…glad to have had another opportunity to interact with you. I had missed this plus the cold shoulder your giving is not helping but I will be patient :p

    Anyway on to the matter at hand. This one caught me off guard because I do not usually read the bible much but there is always an opportunity to better oneself. I will leave you with 4 bible verses check them out
    1.) Psalm 119:11
    2.) Luke 11:9
    3.) Proverbs 19:14
    4.) Proverbs 12:4

    Tc cutie pie lol XXX

  • ICHINGWA HUMPHREY

    December 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm Reply

    I’ve downloaded mobile bible apps but… I once was issued a Bible by my uncle and he said it was for the sake of guiding my path in the far of land that was to be home away from home. I barely read that Bible. My friend gifted me another Bible and I was not reading it until recently when I decided to get serious with knowing God. Being asked to provide a fave Bible verse kinda puts me in a hot seat. Am still in Genesis Chapter one and precisely I’ve read the first two verses of it. And mark you they are my fave at the moment. According to The Holy Bible N.I.V. Gen 1:1-2: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters………………After i read this Bible verses, a number of questions and ideas crisscrossed my mind: Did God exist before the “beginning”? Does the “beginning” refer to the start of the creation? Did God create the waters OR was it there with him before the “beginning” of creation OR was the “waters” part of the formless and empty “earth” Or was the “waters” part of the “heavens”? What does the “surface of the deep” refer to? The Spirit of God was hovering over the waters, is this “Spirit” the Holy Spirit and how big could this Spirit be because I am trying to picture how it was hovering over the waters?” Some of my questions may sound lame but getting answers to them is the only way i can be able to get to know God more. Am told some of the answers are found in the succeeding verses but I still invite an eyeopener from anyone. A blessing piece though!!

    • Tessy Maritim

      December 16, 2014 at 11:17 pm Reply

      You’ve raised some interesting points! I think it’s important to understand that the bible is subject to various interpretations. Mine is that God existed before it all (alpha) as He is the creator of it all. I also love the verse “Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters” because I interpret it to mean that God is above all situations that seem formless and empty. But like I said, it’s all subjective! I would encourage you to read more 🙂

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