Last week in our Disciple II class with Jay (scroll down), he asked us to come up with five verses or passages from the Bible that give us hope and sum up why we are Christians.
1. Matthew 17:20
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I find comfort in that because I realize my faith is ever-growing and yet I can still do things through God already. How much more will I be able to do as my faith continues to mature.
2. Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
God is always there for us.
3. Psalm 23:6
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
I can’t think of anything better than knowing I will always be in God’s presence.
4. Psalm 100
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
This one speaks for itself.
5. Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
We can never forget that God was and is and always will be. It is our duty to glorify Him with our lives.
What are some of your favorite and inspiring Bible verses or passages? Please share them in the comments!