When times are troubling and the going gets hard, I find reading the good book comforting. I take notes of my favorite bible verses, because they give me the motivation that I need to persevere in those tough times.
The great bible verses are educational as well as emotionally uplifting. I believe that God made the bible this way for a reason. When there is a storm on the horizon, He wants people to seek His word, for enlightenment. By doing so, we learn how to deal with life’s problems and the powerful emotions that they bring.
Emotions such as the pain of loss, anger or other feelings we can’t handle. The words contained in the scriptures are also there to help us understand the requirements that God has for our lives, and why He has them.
Famous Bible Verses
Some biblical passages strike a chord with many people. Over time, they become the famous bible verses that we hear. I sometimes think that God planned for those verses to become well-known, that way people will continue to turn to His Word.
These famous bible verses not only affect us emotionally, but are part of a major event in the bible. The famous verse in John 11:35, is one of these. “Jesus wept.” In this verse, Jesus was crying over someone who had died. This two word verse is one of the most famous and referred to verses there is.
I know that this verse can have an emotional effect on me. When I feel bummed-out and I read it, I want to know more about Jesus. I want to become closer to Him, in a spiritual way, because of the compassion He has for people.
Powerful Bible Verses
Give Spiritual Relief Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus tells us that when we are discouraged or can’t take it anymore, we should ask and receive a spiritual blessing. I think one way to look at this verse is that we can’t fly solo in our walk with God.
The problems we see and experience in our daily lives eventually will drag us down, to the point of despair. We may become sick of it all and decide to hang-up on God. Instead, Jesus tells us to ask humbly and receive the blessing of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is called a shepherd and people are referred to as sheep or a flock. To care for us, Jesus gives us advice that comes straight from God. The advice here tells us that we aren’t alone and all we need to do is ask and the Holy Spirit will administer God’s desires to us.
In this case, God must desire that we keep going and don’t give-up, so we receive the blessing. I feel that the verses Jesus speaks in always become powerful bible verses because He is the Son of God. I also feel that bible verses have more than one meaning and may say different things to different people.
These last two verses and the explanations I have given may not have even crossed anyone’s mind but my own. Instead, other people may feel something different is being revealed. I believe that is one of the reasons why many of the well-loved verses are also very powerful bible verses. They say something different to anyone that reads them.
Favorite Bible Verses
Those favorite bible verses become that way because they jive with us. These biblical passages seem to speak just the right words to drive our blues away. I have some verses that have become my favorite because when I read them, a light bulb goes on in my head. I finally understand something that was bothering or confusing me. These favorite bible verses help me feel those positive and good emotions that keep me going and my confusion is lifted.
Great Bible Versus
The Golden Rule Sermon, Sermon on the Mount We all have trouble understanding what God wants us to do. God is actually beyond our perceptions and what He wants just goes over our heads at times. Great bible verses speak to us and it’s like all of a sudden, we get it.
Matthew 7:12, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” This verse is famously known as the Golden Rule and in it Jesus is explaining the main points of Law of the Prophets.
This bible passage is actually one of the most important messages the bible contains. The same subject is mentioned in other books, including the Old Testament in Leviticus 19:18, “Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.”
I feel that this is telling us that if we don’t understand anything about the bible, or God, we should simply treat others, how we want to be treated ourselves.
Morally, the Golden Rule seems to cover nearly every part of our daily lives. Think how much pain and suffering would be spared if people stopped and considered the other person. By treating everyone the way we want to be treated, we are ending most of the pain and problems we sometimes cause. It is the trouble we cause for people that turns them against us.
If we don’t cause others trouble they don’t have any reason to retaliate. Granted, we all have our wants and motivations, but if we are more careful in obtaining them, our selfish actions don’t seem nearly so selfish anymore. Nobody was hurt in the process, so nobody should get mad either.
I think the last part of the verse about vengeance means that if we don’t have to get even to be square with someone, the negative cycle can end and a new one can begin. I think that by living our lives by this one bible verse; a lot of the fear, anger, hatred, confusion, jealousy and a ton of other negative emotions would begin to disappear from people’s lives.
I don’t mean that life would be trouble free, but that many thorny issues would be solved. Bible verses were made for us to grow closer to God and understand Him more fully. They are often times comforting or educational, sometimes even scary, but they are always there for us.