My Favorite Bible Verse
Written by Cherie Olivier on April 1, 2019
Different Bible verses have carried me through different seasons in life:
I have given you authority to trample over snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. –Luke 10:19
Let your beauty not be external – the braiding of hair and wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes – but the inner person of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precision in the Lord’s sight. –1 Peter 3:3-4
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. –Exodus 14:14
Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. –1 Corinthians 10:31
This is one of the beautiful things about scripture; God’s word is living, breathing, and active, and different parts of the Bible can speak to us, encourage us, and strengthen us in different ways, depending on the season of life we are in.
But if I had to pick an all-time, no matter the season, number one, most favorite Bible verse? It’s a no brainer.
While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. –Romans 5:8
For me, it doesn’t get any better than that.
Jesus loves us so much. So much that he was willing to die for us without any guarantee that we would accept the gift of salvation that came with his death.
While we were still sinners.
He didn’t wait for us to get our acts completely together to decide we were worth it. He didn’t wait for us to start getting our acts together. He didn’t even wait for us to feel a little guilty about our own sinful natures.
He went ahead and died for us, because only by dying for us when we were still railing against Him, still living selfishly, still serving other gods of pride, of anger, of greed, could we truly know how much we are loved by the God of the Universe.
As Easter approaches this month, I hope you see, feel, and know how loved you are by the God of the Universe. I hope this verse fills you with joy, and I hope that joy overflows when we celebrate the fact that Christ’s death was not permanent, and because He rose again, we get to spend eternity with Him!