Feb. 29. Favorite Passage or Passages
What is your favorite passage in the Bible? On this “Leap Day,” meditate on a favorite passage that “leaps” out to you. That is a tall order.
There are many meaningful passages that one could call his favorite. I think of Eccl. 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man’s all.”
Josh. 24:15 is another stand-out verse. “…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
When it seems that everything is against you and the only direction you can go is uphill remember Matt. 6:33. “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)
Are you lost and seeking salvation? It takes more than one verse to get the comfort you need. Starting with John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” However, a believer has sins to eliminate from his life. Peter told believers in Acts 2:38, “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
In order to remain saved, one must continue to walk in faithful obedience. Probably one of the most comforting passages in the Scriptures for weak mankind is found in I Jn. 1:7, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
Walking in the light includes prayerfully confessing our sins and asking God for forgiveness. I Jn. 1:9 states it as follows, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”