Sunday, May 24, 2009

Top 100 Bible verses

as searched for on Bible Gateway. Guess which one's top....

...that was easy:

Here’s the top 10:
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Jer 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Rom 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Phil 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Gen 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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

Prov 3:6: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Matt 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

I wonder what it says about us that 6 of the 10 are reassurance, 2 are about aligning ourselves with God's will, 1 is about mission (no.10), and the other is the opening verse of the Bible.

Nothing on justice, compassion, money, generosity, leadership, politics, war.........

1 comment:

  1. It seems to say that many peopel see the Bible as just another self-help book. My son works in a bookshop and says that's the most popular genre, by far.