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For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, no principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depths, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Submitted by Floyd Resler
This is my favorite verse because it was my first real emotional connection with scripture. I was in my dorm room at Cincinnati Bible College one evening when I read this. After reading it, I was in tears. Paul was telling me that nothing can separate me from God’s love. Absolutely nothing! There is such amazing comfort in this knowledge. I still get goosebumps every time I read it.
That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Submitted by Lisa Gallington
There is no greater thing than knowing Jesus! I wasn’t alive to walk with Him physically, but I still get to fellowship with Him by sharing in His sufferings. Seeing life’s sufferings as an opportunity to know Christ better makes them a joy. Maybe one day I will become like Him in His death as a martyr… then resurrection! Remembering that the final event for my body will be resurrection provides continuous joy.
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Submitted by Steve Walker
This is what I call my “life verse”. It’s a synopsis of true discipleship which roughly defines my relationship with Jesus and is a daily reminder of the costly commitment I made to Him which comforts in this life and promises rewards and redemption in the next. Because I have reckoned myself dead to this world, I no longer fear its daily threats or the dread it tries to impose for tomorrow. But, though dead, I have never been more alive. Being a slave to Christ I own a freedom by faith which no man can take away. Many talk about laying a burden at the foot of the cross, but few climb up on it. It is then that burdens are lifted.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
Submitted by Kellene Hennecke
It is currently my favorite verse as I feel so blessed with a Godly, loving husband!
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
Submitted by Shawn Isaacs
As a depressed teenager not fond of life, “to die is gain” was how I looked at the world. When I first read this verse in the summer of 2003, I was shocked to see, “to live is Christ.” Finally, a reason to live! The Lord used this verse to open my eyes and my heart to see Him and the life we are to live in Him.
And we know that God causes all things to work for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Submitted by Cheryl Goforth
This verse comes to my mind frequently because of the constant chaos in the world. This reminds me that only God is good and everything else will be taken care of by Him.
Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
Submitted by Lisa Schade
In 2008 Troy was thinking about going back to school to further his degree. Our daughter was a year old and it seemed like the right time for this to work for us. We both started praying about it and every time I did the words “this is the way, walk in it” kept coming to mind. I thought if this is God speaking, it must be in the bible. So I googled it and there it was! I’ve used that as my mindset ever since. God’s word will lead me whenever I ask! The end of that story is Troy graduated 2 years later second in his class.
Mark 14: 35-36 (32-42), (see also Matthew 26: 36-46 and Luke 22: 39-46)
After going a little farther, He fell to the ground [distressed by the weight of His spiritual burden] and began to pray that if it were possible [in the Father’s will], the hour [of suffering and death for the sins of mankind] might pass from Him. “Abba, Father! All things are possible for You; take this cup [of judgment] away from Me; but not what I will, but what You will.”
Submitted by Mike Martinson
There are so many details we cherish about Holy Week. He continually remembers the Lord’s Supper in our communion, and the crucifixion and the resurrection in our prayer and worship. But once I studied it, a seemingly smaller portion of these biblical events that have a special meaning to me is Jesus’ visit to the Garden of Gethsemane. As I grew up and heard the New Testament accounts of Jesus, I realize now that I always sort of held him away from me or idealized him in a way that meant I wasn’t as close to him personally as I could be. In the gospels every question he answered perfectly. Every decision he was faced with, he made the perfect one. I understood that Christ, my Lord, who came from Heaven, for us and our salvation, by the power of the Holy Spirit, became incarnate and was made man. And his life on earth was magnificent. My broken life cannot compare to his. My human brain cannot fathom that state of perfection on Earth. Jesus, the person, appeared to be on a different plane of existence, even while in human form. Then one Holy week I decided to read the Gospel accounts in detail. I wanted to try to feel and understand the sequence of events better – what was our Lord thinking? After the Last Supper, I came to the point in the accounts of the visit to the Garden of Gethsemane. The word Gethsemane means, “press” – finally I really took time to think of the Passion as more than the struggle with the religious and popular crowds, the Roman leadership and humiliation, of course, the physical torture. The mental and spiritual anguish was here to be found in the Garden, the “press” was truly on this man. This is where the pressure that was initiated in the garden of Eden was felt and our Savior’s earthly death began. This is where Jesus decided, or reaffirmed, through prayer with the Father, to pay the cost per our Father’s plan. He had done no wrong, he earlier in his ministry even masterfully resisted the devil’s temptations in the personal confrontation in the desert (Matthew 4, Luke 4), something no one else could do, but him. But here he was, alone, and perhaps doubting. Reading and thinking about this, I finally understood a human experience I can connect with Jesus! He wasn’t just a perfect legend to be doubted even in the slightest, he suffered then to have infinite compassion for us in our trials because he suffered them all that night in the dark. Deeply distressed and anguished, almost to the point of death, he prayed intently and finally arose to fulfill God’s plan, not to meet an empire or the devil again and battle them, but a heavier foe, our sins. Sometimes, it causes me to tremble! Thank you precious Lord for what you had started earlier, continued in the Garden, and perfected on the cross and through your resurrection. Amen