I thought I would share with you some of my favorite passages of scripture. Not all of them are positive as you might think, but I like them because they all have good lessons to learn from them. Another reason I like them is because they stand out with God's faithfulness, mercy and promises.
Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and will be secure, without fear of evil.”
Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearance a ruler is persuaded and a gentle tongue breaks a bone.
Jeremiah 46:28 Do not fear, O Jacob My servant,” says the Lord, “For I am with you; for I will make a complete end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but I will not make a complete end of you. I will rightly correct you, for I will not leave you wholly unpunished.”
James 5:20 Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Lamentations 3:17-18 You have moved my soul far from peace; I have forgotten prosperity. And I said, “My strength and my hope have perished from the Lord.”
2 Chronicles 15:7 But you, be strong and do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded!”
Numbers 14:18 ‘The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clearsthe guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’
Song of Solomon 8:6a Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is as strong as death...
Isaiah 1:16-17 “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
1 Samuel 12:20 Then Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this wickedness; yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart.
Micah 7:8 Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be a light to me.
Psalm 119:147-148 I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your word. My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word.
Psalm 56:4 In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
Psalm 31:2-3 Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily; be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me. For You aremy rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.
Psalm 27:1-3 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident.
Luke 23:39-43 Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.”