The Word – Challenge

 

 

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The Challenge question on The Word is:

What is your “go to” verse in the Bible, and why?

Thank you for participating. God Bless you :)

Author: Margaret from soulfood101blog

Praying the world will read God's Word for themselves, and not rely on what someone else tells them His Word says or means.

47 thoughts on “The Word – Challenge”

  1. Proverbs 18:10 because of His wonderful promise to comfort me. ๐Ÿ’™ Hope you’ve been well, my friend. I miss you.

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    1. But my all time favourite would be Matthew 6:33, which reminds me that I first need to seek God, and all the rest shall fall into place. ๐Ÿ™โค

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    1. For Thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. Psalms 139:13-16

      Beautiful :):) Thank you for sharing. God bless you :):)

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  2. Psalm 46:1, God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
    It helps me remember God is always by my side, even when I’m going through hard times.

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  3. I really donโ€™t rely on just one verse. But this is one I hope I live by.

    Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
    Psalm 86:11

    The Lord is the source of our wisdom and strength. When I follow truth I am following Jesus. When I follow Godโ€™s word I am following Jesus. When I fear or respect God I am walking in His wisdom.

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  4. Psalm 103:1-5ย King James Version (KJV)

    103ย Bless theย Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
    2ย Bless theย Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
    3ย Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;
    4ย Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
    5ย Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    Psalm 103, especially the first five verses, is my favorite go-to scripture for many reasons. One reason is because, about twenty years ago, a nurse called from my doctor’s office and told me that I needed to go to the hospital as soon as possible for more tests, because a “large mass” had been revealed by my recent mammogram.

    As soon as I got off the phone, after confirming an appointment for later in the week, I fell to my knees on the floor and cried out to God.

    My television happened to be on, right next to the phone, tuned to a secular station. As soon as I hit my knees on the floor in front of the TV, the news program began playing a clip from a church video where a pastor, who had lost his voice to a growth on his voice box, was whispering into a microphone, as best as he could, the first several verses of Psalm 103. As he read the third verse: “Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,” his painfully raspy, almost inaudible, whispery voice suddenly became robust, clear, and strong — as tears of wonder and joy poured down his face.

    I was agnostic then, and living far from the Lord. But when I saw, and heard, that miracle being played on a secular news program — while I was down on my knees in front of the TV, crying out to God about the large mass in my breast — I prayed: “God, please, heal me, too!”

    Later that week at the hospital, the xray technician repeated the uncomfortable compression test three times…. because…. there was no mass. Not even a trace of a lump remained!

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    1. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart. — 2 Corinthians 3:3

      Thank you Jo Ann God Bless you :):):)

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  5. Corinthians 13 is in our kitchen because low blood sugar and a sink full of dishes will make you forget to be nice. If I had a life verse it might be psalm 23; he’s brought me back to life more than a few times. I know those are two familiar verses but love and resurrection are basically the whole thing. โค๏ธ

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  6. Good challenge, Margaret

    Joshua 24:15 
     And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

    That is the one I try to lead my family by always. It’s MY job 

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    1. Lee I usually don’t participate in the challenges because I want people to feel free to answer and not think, there is a wrong or right answer to the questions, if that makes sense. These challenge questions are always geared so the answers will help others, saved or not with faith, belief, tools for soaking up God’s love. I pray that’s what happens. BUT since this just about verses :);) I am happy to oblige. I have LOTS but I’ll try to narrow it down to a few hundred hehehe…ok less than that but here are some.

      For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. –Romans 8:38-39. Why? Because it was the verse that made me see that I was not too far gone, and that nothing I could do, or had done would separate me from God’s love. I meet so many people who felt that same way, that they are too far gone. Everyone usually says, non are worthy, we all fall short. When I’d hear that, I’d think, yeah well you don’t know how bad I’ve been. This verse showed me it didn’t matter. It’s pretty thorough, this verse. i was savable. So I try to share those verses with others.

      That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. — Romans 10:9 Why? Because It is my salvation, and no matter what anything or anyone else tries to say that is required of me to be saved, this is what God says is required for me to be saved. I also share this with others, if they are struggling or don’t think they can do ALL the rules, and hoops they have been told is required. Actually I ask what do they believe about Jesus. If the answer is this verse, I tell them they are saved, and that God will show them the rest, to quit listening to every one else, and listen to Him. I feel, this is the most important verse in the Bible :):);)

      Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry? –Jonah 4:4 why? Because this one comes in handy for many situations, not only for myself, but others :):)

      And most recently this verse: And unto man He said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.–Job 28:28 Why? I feel it is the key to Romans 10:9

      I hope you enjoyed them Lee :):):)

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      1. Those are fantastic verses!!!!
        And I’m fully in agreement with you about the requirement for salvation. It’s really good that you shared this, because a lot of people read what you write, and there may be someone who’s exasperated from trying to jump through a bunch of hoops in trying to get saved.

        Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ˜€

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      2. You’re 100% correct.

        And sadly, many present a faith alone message for salvation, but if you keep listening to them, you’ll see that they don’t really believe that.

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      3. Yea for sure, most people are honestly trying to help, but they’re just recycling what they’re hearing from whoever they respect and follow, as we’ve all done.
        But a false message is doesn’t discriminate its destruction based on intentions.
        Like you, I’m thankful to the Holy Ghost for constantly guiding us. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Hey!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
    I love these word challenges Margaret; they’re fun!!!!

    I ain’t got 1, but I have 3 go-to verses. My tri-lateral scriptural defense against all manner of attacks…

    This one counters just about everything, and tells me who I am despite anything negative I encounter:

    Romans 3.22 “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:”

    This one tells me that God is finished forgiving me:

    Colossians 2.13

    “And you being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;”

    And just to seal the deal, this verse tells me that Jesus has perfected my new man by my being in Him, and that progressive sanctification is false.

    Hebrews 10.14

    ” For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.”

    There…all grinnin good!!!!!!

    Keep the great questions coming sister!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

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