When I read biographies of great Christian saints, a life verse may be included. One of the more amusing examples was quoted by Dr. J. Vernon McGee, in his Through the Bible Commentary on 1 Thessalonians.
I remember hearing about a congregation where the pastor asked for some favorite verses of Scripture. One man got up and said his favorite verse was, “And it came to pass.” He sat down, and everyone looked puzzled. The pastor asked him how in the world that could be his favorite passage. He answered, “When I get in trouble, I turn to where it says, ‘It came to pass,’ and I know my troubles came to pass. They didn’t come to stay.” God will bring us through the storms. We will finally be rid of all our troubles. How wonderful that is.
What a beautiful sentiment. God’s promises crystallized in this brief and common phrase!
It was in college when I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. During that first year, I experienced several challenges in my nascent walk. At one point, I was frustrated with the pressures I was facing. In desperation I cried out to God for reassurance. God’s Word dramatically answered my prayers as His Holy Spirit directed me to this verse.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I yelled this verse for over an hour. It was the first Bible verse I committed to memory and it became, and still is, my life verse. If we know and are convinced that God is for us, then who can be against us? What trials and tribulations could ever come between us and God? Nothing! We have the assurance of a God who loves us. His love is infinitely greater than any trial, creature, or power on this earth. And it will always bring us to victory if we trust Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
What is your life verse?
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.