Words to Live By: My All-Time Favorite Verses

So I realized recently that I haven’t made a list of my favorite Bible verses.

I really couldn’t believe it – until I looked back over all my posts. But not one focused on just Scripture.

I’m fixing that today.

Words to Live By: My All-Time Favorite Verses | HISsparrowBlog | #Christian living, #quotes, #scripture

You know how most things get old after you’ve seen them for a while? You get tired of songs you’ve heard over and over. You get tired of seeing the same movie your favorite channel runs every two days.

Scripture doesn’t do that! I guess that’s why they call it the living Word.

I can think I know a verse inside and out and still be affected like its the first time I’ve heard it. Different circumstances bring new revelations and applications.


Anyone who knows me well, knows I don’t have one favorite of most things. It’s impossible to pick one!

And really, it seems preposterous to have one favorite verse of Scripture. Each word is inspired by the God of all creation.

We’d be foolish to not take it all. But this list isn’t a ‘picking and choosing.’ It’s just a list of what especially sticks with me.

I’m not going to limit this at all, so it could get pretty long. So sorry.

I’ve paraphrased some of these. Sometimes it’s hard for me to memorize scripture. You know…word for word? But the concept sticks with me. I think that’s the important part anyway – not being able to quote.

So in the spirit of not having one favorite, these are in no particular order.

Who knows? Maybe you were born for this. Esther 4:14 | HISsparrowBlog | #Christian living, #quotes, #scripture

The Jews said to Him, 'You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham_' Jesus said to them, 'Before Abraham was born, I AM.' John 8:57-58

If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. John 15:18

He has risen; He is not here! Mark 16:6

I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone. He who believes in it will not be shaken. Isaiah 28:16

God uses the foolish to shame the wise and the weak to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27

Be still and know I am God. Psalm 46:10

Don't envy the evil doer, but follow the Lord always. Proverbs 23:17

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 4:20

Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

The Lord Himself will give you a sign: A virgin will bear a child, and she will call Him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14

I know my Redeemer lives. Job 19:25

O Death, where is your sting? O Death, where is your victory? 1 Corinthians 15:55

If anyone loves Me, he will keep My Word. John 14:23

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Isaiah 40:8

I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1

I will call those who were not My people, 'My people,' And her who was not beloved, 'Beloved.' Hosea 2:23

When I think of the vast universe - the moon and stars you made, what is man that you think of him? Psalm 8:3

Choose today whom you will serve. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

At the name of Jesus every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Philippians 2:10-11

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Since the creation of the world His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. Romans 1:20

If My people will humble themselves and turn to Me, I will hear their prayers and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

The Lord is not slow about His promise, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know my future, and you know all my ways. Psalm 139:1,3

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1

The Lord is my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is my defense; whom shall I fear? Psalm 27:1

Yep. The list got a little long.

But it makes sense it would be when there’s so much to be learned from the Scriptures.

I hope you stuck it out, because I really want to know what some of your favorites are!

God bless!

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Here are a few extras for ya in case this list wasn’t quite long enough for you. 😉

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4 thoughts

  1. You are right. There are far too many great verses to choose a favorite. I will list a couple that have come to my mind so many times. “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 This one reminds me to stop and remember who is in control. The second one is “Jesus wept.” This one proves He shares my tears.

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    1. I almost included ‘Jesus wept.’ It’s always spoken to me and always brings to mind Hebrews: we have a high priest who can empathize with us. Thank you for always stopping by. I can’t say how much I appreciate you!


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