Verse-o-rama

I stumbled upon a web site the other day that’s devoted entirely to random top ten lists. There’s everything from the Top Ten Worst Songs of All Time to the Top Ten Things To Do With Empty Spam Cans.

The one thing the site seemed to lack is anything remotely spiritual. While all scripture is God-breathed and helpful for teaching, correcting and rebuking, I thought it might be interesting to submit a list of my top ten favorite Bible verses. Click here to see the list.

Narrowing my list to a mere 10 caused me great pain. For that reason, below is a list of 100 of my favorite verses.

What are your favorite verses? I’d love to hear from you at getupwithgod@gmail.com.

Without further ado, here are my . . .

TOP 100 ALL-TIME-DESERT-ISLAND-MEMORIZE-THEM-RIGHT-NOW-AND-THEY-JUST-MIGHT-CHANGE-YOUR-LIFE BIBLE VERSES

  1. God is love. (1 John 4:8)
  2. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37-39)
  3. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
  4. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22)
  5. In all things God works for the good of those who love him. (Romans 8:28)
  6. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)
  7. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
  8. If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)
  9. And this is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. (1 John 3:16)
  10. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
  11. I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)
  12. If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23)
  13. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)
  14. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
  15. Seek first his kingdom and righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
  16. Speak the truth in love. (Ephesians 4:16)
  17. Encourage one another daily. (Hebrews 3:13)
  18. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23)
  19. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. (1 Peter 3:15)
  20. Godliness with contentment is great gain. (1 Timothy 6:6)
  21. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
  22. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:17-18)
  23. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-30)
  24. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
  25. Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)
  26. All things are possible with God. (Matthew 10:27)
  27. Apart from me, you can do nothing. (John 15:5)
  28. This is love for God: to obey his commands. (1 John 5:3)
  29. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
  30. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Psalm 19:1)
  31. What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived — these things God has prepared for those who love him. (1 Corinthians 2:9)
  32. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Proverbs 9:10)
  33. Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. (Jeremiah 33:3)
  34. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119:105)
  35. There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. (Proverbs 14:12)
  36. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. (Matthew 7:13-14)
  37. Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16)
  38. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. (Psalm 118:8)
  39. Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. (2 Timothy 2:23)
  40. If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all. (Matthew 9:35)
  41. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)
  42. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant. (Ephesians 2:5-7)
  43. Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. (James 1:19)
  44. When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. (Proverbs 10:19)
  45. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)
  46. Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. (Romans 12:1)
  47. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformedby 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. (Romans 12:2)
  48. The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)
  49. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
  50. If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11)
  51. I have come that they may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)
  52. Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. (James 1:2)
  53. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? (1 Corinthians 6:19)
  54. Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. (Hebrews 11:1)
  55. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 16:25)
  56. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to the others. (Romans 12:4-5)
  57. Be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2)
  58. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)
  59. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)
  60. Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Luke 11:9)
  61. Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak. (Mark 14:38)
  62. For where two or three come together in my name, there I am with them. (Matthew 18:20)
  63. Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near. (Matthew 3:2)
  64. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
  65. The cross wiped out sin’s penalty and gives us access to peace with God by grace through faith. (Romans 5:1)
  66. If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32)
  67. You do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. (James 4:14 NASB)
  68. Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
  69. Faith, by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (James 2:17)
  70. Fight the good fight of the faith. (1 Timothy 6:12)
  71. Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
  72. Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
  73. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12)
  74. Put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground. (Ephesians 6:13)
  75. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. (Proverbs 3:25-26)
  76. “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 a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
  77. Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. (Jeremiah 1:5)
  78. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
  79. I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him. (Philippians 3:7-9)
  80. Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven . . . for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6:19-21)
  81. No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot love both God and money. (Matthew 6:24)
  82. Run in such a way as to get the prize. (1 Corinthians 9:24)
  83. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
  84. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)
  85. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
  86. Take captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  87. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
  88. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfrot, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)
  89. No temptation has seized you except that which is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  90. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3)
  91. Let your gentleness be evident to all. (Philippians 4:5)
  92. Be kind and compassionate to one another. (Ephesians 4:32)
  93. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. (1 Corinthians 10:24)
  94. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
  95. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. (Matthew 25:40)
  96. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)
  97. 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. (Matthew 28:19)
  98. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
  99. Surely I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)
  100. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16)