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21 March 2010 @ 06:58 pm
Favorite Bible verses?  
Err....this is more of a general theology question. I hope that's okay!

Which Bible verses are your favorites? What makes them your favorites?

My personal favorite is Jeremiah 29:11. It never fails to help me when I am unhappy about something happening in my life.
 
 
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pastorlennypastorlenny on March 21st, 2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
Proverbs 14:4 is sort of a "life verse" for me.
jaipurjaipur on March 22nd, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
That's really kind of funny, I hope you don't mind if I find some humor in that. ;)
pastorlennypastorlenny on March 22nd, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
There is a good deal of humor in it. That's why it's a good "life verse" for me. :P
ROUGHER! TOUGHER! BADDER!rayefrenzy on March 21st, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Romans 5:3-5
Amyamyura on March 21st, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
I like Ecclesiastes 4:9. We had that as our first wedding reading, and whenever our marriage is under stress, it's the one that comforts me. I always snuggle up closer to my husband when I think of it :)
prophetic hereticorpheus42 on March 22nd, 2010 12:09 am (UTC)
My favorite verse is any verse besides Jeremiah 29:11 because it pisses me off that people take it out of context and turn it into some kind of smarmy, individualistic, "feel-good" kind of thing when it's an eschatological promise in the midst of unspeakable suffering that 99.9% of the Western world will experience nothing remotely resembling.

I'm not saying that's what you're doing with it, though given the highly individualistic bent of our culture it's likely that's exactly what you're doing with it.

I'm a big fan of 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. It's the closest thing there is to a concise statement of "the Gospel" in the New Testament.
prophetic hereticorpheus42 on March 22nd, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)
Specifically because it mentions both all creation being reconciled to God and the mission of those who have been reconciled to be agents of God's ongoing work of reconciliation.
jaipurjaipur on March 22nd, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
I'm glad you asked that, mostly so I could see others' answers. :) It says a lot about the types of troubles we each face in life and how we face them, doesn't it?

Mine are: Micah 6:8 --He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

And Psalm 46:10 --Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

I know, those are probably some of the most common ones--I've seen them emblazoned on church entrances all over. But still, they're my favorites.
Rachel S.loopyzany on March 22nd, 2010 04:36 am (UTC)
I used to get horrible panic attacks in the middle of the night so Psalm 4:8 became my mantra: "I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety."
Natty ♎ - ♓ - ♐un_fantasma on March 22nd, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
"Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame."
Song of Solomon 8:6

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails....And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. "

1 Corinthians 13:1-8a and 13

And also, "He who is without sin casts the first stone." I forgot which verse it was.