A Few of My Favorite Bible Passages
August 18, 2012
A friend recently asked about my favorite Bible passage.
Of course the whole book is non-optional! I recommend reading all of it, and reading any part of it in the context of the rest of it (and in the context of Christianity as practiced by the church across times and places). So without meaning to disparage any parts not mentioned, here are a few of my favorite passages:
“And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.”
“For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.”
1 Timothy 6:7
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
“Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
“There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.”
“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come,
And the years draw near when you say,
‘I have no pleasure in them’ . . . .”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
“Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!”
“They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
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