What are your favorite Bible passages?

by BurnTheShips 37 Replies latest jw friends

  • snowbird

    He has them on tape and plays them when he's in a mellow mood.

    I'm angry with him right now, so that's all I will say.


  • BurnTheShips

    LOL. You women. Always angry.


  • FlyingHighNow
    LOL. You women. Always angry.

    Only when we're awake.

  • snowbird



    Ecclesiastes 3
    A Time for Everything

    1 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under heaven:

    2 a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,

    3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,

    4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,

    5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

    6 a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,

    7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,

    8 a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

  • tec

    ((((((Sylvia and Burns)))))

    Gladiator, that's a good one. We've had a couple of deaths in my family (Uncle and Grandfather), the first death I've experienced in my life, and it kind of brings to mind the cycles of life/death foremost to mind. And as you know, also some turmoil in my immediate family.

    My favorites are most of Jesus words. (big surprise) I like the ones Flying High mentioned. I also remind myself of this one whenever I get down and worried about the fate of the people in the world:

    Mark 10: 24-28

    The disciples were amazed at this words. But Jesus said again, "Children how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."

    The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, "Who then can be saved?"

    Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."


    Matthew 10:42 (With Shelby's help, this verse has new meaning to me, that I find comforting)

    "And if anyone gives a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

    I also like:

    Hosea 6:6 (also repeated by Jesus through the NT) "I desire mercy, not sacrifice."

    and these:

    "Do not judge, or you too will be judged." "Forgive and you will be forgiven."

    "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward reward will you get? If you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even the pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect"

    and one more:

    1Peter 4:8

    "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."


  • snowbird


    Matthew 23:1 -3 Now Jesus turned to address his disciples, along with the crowd that had gathered with them. "The religion scholars and Pharisees are competent teachers in God's Law. You won't go wrong in following their teachings on Moses. But be careful about following them. They talk a good line, but they don't live it. They don't take it into their hearts and live it out in their behavior. It's all spit-and-polish veneer.

    4 -7 "Instead of giving you God's Law as food and drink by which you can banquet on God, they package it in bundles of rules, loading you down like pack animals. They seem to take pleasure in watching you stagger under these loads, and wouldn't think of lifting a finger to help. Their lives are perpetual fashion shows, embroidered prayer shawls one day and flowery prayers the next. They love to sit at the head table at church dinners, basking in the most prominent positions, preening in the radiance of public flattery, receiving honorary degrees, and getting called 'Doctor' and 'Reverend.'

    8 -10 "Don't let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don't set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of 'Father'; you have only one Father, and he's in heaven. And don't let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.

    11 -12 "Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant. If you puff yourself up, you'll get the wind knocked out of you. But if you're content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty. MSG

  • VoidEater

    What FlyinghighNow said.

    Love Leolaia!

  • tec

    Sylvia - I love that version of those verses. Very clear.

  • snowbird


    The Message Bible.

    Has its positives and negatives, of course, but I love it!


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