How do you choose 10 Bible verses if there are so many awesome Bible Scriptures to select from? One way is to determine how often Bible verses are read. Another method is to select Bible verses from passages you are required to memorize in Bible courses or at Sunday school. These 10 famous Scriptures were chosen with no specific method in mind; these are cool Bible verses that are worth knowing.
Genesis is the book of beginnings. In the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible, Genesis is also the first book and is called B’resheet, which means beginning. Genesis 1:1 is the first verse in the Bible, and it begins with, “In the beginning God…” The Bible verse tells the reader immediately that the book is about God and that he was there in the beginning. Then the verse continues telling you that it was God who created the heavens and the earth. Note the heavens are plural. There is no doubt in the reader’s mind that God is the Creator of everything. The first two chapters go into more detail about creation, including creation of man.
Revelation 22:21 is probably not such a famous Bible quote as Genesis 1:1. It is the last verse in the Bible and it holds the promise that the grace of Jesus Christ, the Lord will be with all. The last word in the Bible is the word “amen” which means that something is sure, valid, trustworthy and true. Sometimes it is translated as “so be it”, reinforcing that something already is, or expresses hope for something desired. Jesus used the word to confirm the truth of his statements.
The message in John 3:16 will always be a current, relevant message. God loves the whole world; clearly that includes those who hate him, who doesn’t know him, who believes in him and those who sin (which is all mankind). There is no doubt to what extent God loves you; he gave his Son to die for you on the cross. Jesus died for everyone, but it is your choice whether you believe it and receive the eternal life offered.
“The writing is on the wall” is a famous Bible quote based on Daniel 5:25. King Belshazzar and 1,000 friends were partying, drinking wine from the silver and gold cups that were taken from the Temple in Jerusalem. In his drunken stupor King Belshazzar got the fright of his life when he saw a hand writing on the wall the famous words, “Mene, mene, tekel, perezin”. These words meant that his days were numbered, he was weighed and found too light, and that his kingdom was divided. That same night king Belshazzar died when Babylon was conquered by the combined forces of the Medes and Persians.
Matthew 4:19 is the famous passage where Jesus called his disciples to follow him. Andrew and his brother Peter were fishermen, they were casting a net into the sea when Jesus walked by. He called to them to follow him and promised that he would make them fishers of men. They immediately followed Jesus. Jesus chose his disciples from ordinary men who changed the world with the message of the Good News. When God calls you, you gladly reply; it doesn’t matter whether he calls you to be an evangelist, a mother, a business man, a preacher, or a janitor.
1 Corinthians 13:2
I Corinthians 13 is the famous Bible passage of love. Love is the reason a man and woman gets married and want to spend the rest of their lives with each other. Therefore it isn’t strange that these Bible verses that describe love are quoted at many wedding ceremonies. 1 Corinthians 13:2 clearly states without love you are nothing. The reason for that statement is because God is the source of love.
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. Jesus taught them the “Our Father”. It is the perfect prayer to pray to God the Father who is in heaven, and whose name is holy. The prayer covers all aspects of prayer: thanksgiving, praise, forgiveness, request, provision, and declaration.
You can spend forever trying to come up with something that God cannot do. You will be wasting your time because everything is possible to God. Jesus told the disciples that there are things impossible for man, but possible for God. Have faith and believe in the God of the impossible.
This is one of the most powerful but most difficult Bible verses to obey. God asks you to be still and to know he is God. In other words, stop fretting, running around chasing your tail to find a solution. Spend time with God and wait on him, for the right time, the right solution.
When the disciples asked Jesus about his return, he told them that nobody knows the hour. Jesus himself doesn’t know, only God the Father does. Therefore live your life ready for his return.
Each of these Bible verses has reasons why they are cool, and they all direct you to Jesus Christ your Lord.