Favorite Bible Verse

Monday, October 18, 2010

There are tons of verses in the Bible that I absolutely love and can relate to and totally pull me through when having a bad day. There is one though that I like to consider my favorite.

Proverbs 3:6
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

When I am unclear or uncertain about what to do or which direction to go I fall back on this verse. Acknowledge Him. In everything you do. In every part of your life and in every decision you shall make and He will direct you. Listen for His guidance. Feel his tug telling you what to do. And even if you have made the wrong decision it is never too late to heed the advice of this verse. He will pick you up and direct you at any point that you decide to acknowledge Him and live your life for Him. God is good!

What Bible verse do you consider your favorite? Why?


  1. My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5 (I may or may not have it as a tattoo). "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding." I tell it myself multiple times a day as a reminder that He is in control. My understanding is flawed and limited, His is glorious!

  2. That is a great one Laura. Proverbs 3 is great in the whole.
    Tattoo of Proverbs 3:5 ;) makes me smile!

  3. Well this isn't a favorite verse ... but it's just neat:

    Excuse me, Are you Jesus?'

    A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago . They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly-missed boarding

    ALL BUT ONE!!! He paused, took a deep breath , got in touch with his feelings, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

    He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.

    He was glad he did.

    The 16-year-old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her; no one stopping and no one to care for her plight.

    The salesman knelt on the floor with her, gathered up the apples, put them back on the table and helped organize her display. As he did this, he noticed that many of them had become battered and bruised; these he set aside in another basket.

    When he had finished, he pulled out his wallet and said to the girl, "Here, please take this $40 for the damage we did. Are you okay?" She nodded through her tears.. He continued on with, "I hope we didn't spoil your day too badly."

    As the salesman started to walk away, the bewildered blind girl called out to him, "Mister...." He paused and turned to look back into those blind eyes. She continued, "Are you Jesus?"

    He stopped in mid-stride, and he wondered. Then slowly he made his way to catch the later flight with that question burning and bouncing about in his soul: "Are you Jesus?" Do people mistake you for Jesus? That's our destiny, is it not? To be so much like Jesus that people cannot tell the difference as we live and interact with a world that is blind to His love, life and grace.

    If we claim to know Him, we should live, walk and act as He would. Knowing Him is more than simply quoting Scripture and going to church. It's actually living the Word as life unfolds day to day.

    You are the apple of His eye even though we, too, have been bruised by a fall. He stopped what He was doing and picked up you and me on a hill called Calvary and paid in full for our damaged fruit.

    I like: Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

  4. Tam - Thanks for sharing that! Loved it.