Jon Acuff in his blog "Stuff Christians Like" had a post on August 20th entitled "Having a life Verse."
Now, I have thought of it, but I can't figure out which verse of the bible would be the verse that I would want to be my rallying call. Besides, people change and circumstances change. What may be important to me today, may not be important to me tomorrow. So it would have to be a verse about God or Love.
Now if you ask me what is my favourite bible verse I would have to say Mark 3:17 where Jesus called James and John the "Sons of Thunder". It is Jesus being light hearted and showing a fun side.
JOhn 11:33 is always a moving verse for me. It when Jesus weeps for Lazarus. Does he not weep for us too when there is that possibility that we may perish:
"At the sight of her tears, and those of the Jews who had come with her, Jesus was greatly distressed, and with a profound sigh he said..."
The more I write the more I think of verses to put on the blog. There is one verse that I think is funny 'Jesus I recognise, and Paul I know, but who are you?'
Here it is in Acts 19:11-17:
"11 So remarkable were the miracles worked by God at Paul's hands
12 that handkerchiefs or aprons which had touched him were taken to the sick, and they were cured of their illnesses, and the evil spirits came out of them.
13 But some itinerant Jewish exorcists too tried pronouncing the name of the Lord Jesus over people who were possessed by evil spirits; they used to say, 'I adjure you by the Jesus whose spokesman is Paul.'
14 Among those who did this were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest.
15 The evil spirit replied, 'Jesus I recognise, and Paul I know, but who are you?'
16 and the man with the evil spirit hurled himself at them and overpowered first one and then another, and handled them so violently that they fled from that house stripped of clothing and badly mauled.
17 Everybody in Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks, heard about this episode; everyone was filled with awe, and the name of the Lord Jesus came to be held in great honour."