God the Father (Jehovah) is the author of the most widely sold literary work of all time. It is THE book of Truth. It was written by the Holy Creator of the Universe - the One God - the Great I Am.
While it is important to read the Bible, it is more important to study the Bible. It is through the study of God's Word that we gain strength, comfort, wisdom, understanding, patience, eternal peace, and - most importantly - a profound relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Below are a few Bible verses that are important to me and that I believe can be of help, give you strength and comfort during the storms of life, and bring you a peace beyond all understanding. I hope you enjoy!
John 3:16-17: For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
Philippians 2:3-4: Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.
Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
James 2:12-13: Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!
Proverbs 3:5-6: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
Isaiah 41:10: So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Titus 3:4-7: But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Verses Concerning Loose Tongues:
1. Proverbs 10:19: In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.
2. Proverbs 12:23: A prudent man conceals knowledge.
3. James 1:19: Be slow to speak. . .
Inspirational & Other Notable Quotes:
"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormenter, never the tormented." - Elie Wiesel
"The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will." – Vince Lombardi
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – John Wooden
"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run." – Babe Ruth
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me." – Erma Bombeck
"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." – Stephen Covey
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." – Martin Luther King Jr.
"I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I'm doing it myself." – Albert Einstein
"Mankind's greatest need is reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ." - Rev. Keith Grubbs, Park Place Baptist Church, Pearl, Mississippi