Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Favorite Bible Quotes

A list of my seven favorite quotes from the Bible. These choices are from longer passages to tiny snippets, but all of them I find either thought provoking or comforting. They are not listed in particular order, although the last one is my absolute favorite. All quotes come from the New International Edition.
  • God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. (...) There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4:16-19)
  • "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "The most important one," answered Jesus, "is this: (...) "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." The second is this: "Love your neighbor as yourself." There is no commandment greater than these. (Mark 12:29-31)
  • The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalms 34:18)
  • Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:8)
  • Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said: "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?" (Job 38:1-7)
  • "Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. (Isaiah 1:17-18)
  • "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." (Revelation 21:3-4)

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