Life Verse

Many Christians have life verses that they rely upon over the course of life.  These verses help Christians to center in on principles that God has outlined to help guide His people through whatever situations they face.  It is helpful to remember the verse, or verses, before trials and tribulations start. 

Some Christians use life verses that give hope to them that they will receive all that God has for them.  In other words, these life verses are used to gain more wealth.  Wealth will help us in our status in the community and bring us happiness.  One of the more famous verses that people use is,  “Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request” (1 Chronicles 4:10).

I wonder why more Christians do not refer to a couple of commandments that Jesus considers to be most important.  Remember  what Jesus said when He was asked by a scribe what commandment is the most important is, “The most important one is this: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:28-30).

One fundamental difference between these two verses is that one receives while the other is a call to give.  Life verses can be great.  On the other hand, using Scriptures to gain instead of reminding us that we must consider giving as an important behavioral trait that reflects what it means for God’s Kingdom to come to earth.   

As Christians we must reconsider how we understand getting and receiving blessings from the Father.  As a matter of fact, for those who continually seek a vision from God about what He would like us to do, here it is.  I think that our churches would be fuller if we would understand proper use of life verses.  

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2 responses to “Life Verse

  1. Nice Site layout for your blog. I am looking forward to reading more from you.

    Tom Humes

  2. Ol Suit

    Yo, man! You’re on to something here.

    The power of the Word is in its unfettered, unaltered voice. It must be free to say what it says, just as it says, without being shaded or colored by human ambition. If it offers a promise of blessing, it will also impose a condition. If it ordains somes course of action, it will give the means whereby that action may be accomplished.

    For example: The blessing of eternal life as offered in John 3:16 is for those who believe in the Son. And the action commanded in Psalm 119:9 (how a young man keeps his ways clean before the Lord) is joined with the means to achieve that end (“By living according to Your Word.”)

    As I say, I think you’re right on the money. . .

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