Friday, April 24, 2009

Some of My Favorite Verses

Just like asking someone what kind of car is their favorite (or what kind of food) tells you something about them, I like asking people what their favorite Bible verse is (or verses). Here are some of my favorite's (in my favorite Bible version, the NIV):

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."
-Philippians 4:8
(I like this one because it challenges me to transform my mind and not let it dwell on that which is contrary to where the Spirit wishes me to go. There is almost not a day that goes by that this verse comes to mind!)

"There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden."
-Proverbs 30:18-19 NIV

(These verses capture the beauty and mystery of romantic love. If Solomon couldn't figure it out, I figure it is OK for me to not have to understand it either. Instead I wish to celebrate, feed, and enjoy it.)

Of course there are lots more verses that I enjoy but these ones always stick out in my mind. How about you?


Dayna said...

i was just reading in phil 4 this morning! the verses that stood out to me this time were 13 and 19. (and a note i'd written in the margin saying "19 is the 'supply' for 13")

right now my favorite passage is psalm 27. there are not many days that i don't think of it and/or read it... there is so much packed in there. i know i'm just starting to "un-pack" it

Elayne said...

I liked your verses Mark. Here are two of mine...

"He stretches out the north over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing" Job 26:7 NAS
(this verse is on my mind a lot and reminds me of God's size, creativity, strength etc.)

"For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him". 2 Chr. 16:9 NIV
(I can't help but smile when I think of God's eyes roaming the earth to focus on me to strengthen me!)