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A Life Verse

Updated: Jun 29, 2023

I first heard about choosing a life verse at my son’s high school. He graduated from a Christian high school and as part of the yearbook, sport’s senior night and for graduation, they were supposed to choose a “life verse.” I think for most of the students the life verse was just their favorite verse. I remember him asking me if I had one. Nope.

Interesting my son chose Colossians 3:17 and I think this is a very good life verse.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

I didn’t have a life verse. I had never even heard of it. And so I do what I always do and I googled “life verse” and researched it a little. It was interesting to read what people said their life verses were and why they chose the particular verse they did.

Years ago a dear friend contacted another friend and me and said, "Let’s make a list of our favorite verses and work on memorizing them." Nancy made a list of just a few verses – maybe 10 and sent it to Beth and I. Beth and I added dozens. Then for years as I read the Bible, I would add verses to my list. I think it grew to 156 verses! That may seem like a lot, but since there are 31,102 verses in the Bible, it is just a drop in the bucket. What is so great about this list is that it takes you through the entire Bible book by book. It is interesting to just read key well-known Scripture verses. It is like the bird’s eye view of Scripture.

Anyways, as I continued to ponder this whole life verse thing, I re-read this list of Well-Known Scripture to see if something popped out at me as my all-time favorite verse that I could call my life verse. Nope. Nothing did. Lots of good verses, but not one which stuck out to me.

One day at the Christian bookstore I worked at, we received rings that had Scripture verses on them. I guess you would call them infinity rings. They twisted and the verse was written on the outside and inside of the ring. Costume jewelry. Nothing fancy. They had different verses on them like John 3:16 and Philippians 4:16. And lo and behold, one of the rings had 2 Peter 3:18!

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.

I knew immediately this was my life verse! I had spent years growing in the knowledge of my Savior. I pondered how much had I grown in grace though? Had what I had learned in my head migrated to my heart? To my actions towards others? Some of it had. This was a verse I could look to every day of my life as I continued to grow in grace and knowledge of Him. And this verse ends with a doxology – a praise to my Lord! Bonus.

When I set-up this webpage I had no problem figuring out a website title - PassiontoKnowMore. And I had no problem knowing what I wanted on the home page – Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Really that took 5 minutes.

And when I launched the webpage my friend said she liked how I put 2 Peter 3:18 on the home page as she knew it was my life verse. I asked her how on earth she remembered that was my life verse and she sent me this picture. Awww, I was moved.

You probably have many verses which mean a lot to you, but maybe there is one verse in the Bible which speaks to you in a way no others do.

Do you have one?

I’d love you to hear what it is and about why you chose it.

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