On this historic day, 121212, I thought about 12 of my favorite passages from the Bible.  Granted, I will always love John 3:16, but these are some passages that have also impacted my life and have become favorites over the years.  I have many others, but these are the ones that came to mind this morning.

I’d love to know what some of your favorite passages are!

We are made right in God’s sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins, and we can all be saved in this same way no matter who we are or what we’ve done.  Rom. 3:22 NLT (older version)

6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren,whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.  Phil. 4:6-8 NASB

10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; 
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. 
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, 
Surely I will uphold you with My righteousright hand.’  Isaiah 41:10 NASB

 23 Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; 24 but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.  Jeremiah 9:23-24 NASB

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart  And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,  And He will make your paths straight.  Prov. 3:5-6 NASB

23 Watch over your heart with all diligence, 
For from it flow the springs of life. 
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth 
And put devious speech far from you. 
25 Let your eyes look directly ahead 
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. 
26 Watch the path of your feet 
And all your ways will be established. 
27 Do not turn to the right nor to the left; 
Turn your foot from evil.  Prov. 4:23-27 NASB

20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, 
But the companion of fools will suffer harm.  Prov. 13:20 NASB

29 Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear.  Eph 4:29 NASB

5 I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.  John 15:5 NASB

3For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. 4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,  Titus 3:3-5 NASB

13 For You formed my inward parts; 
You wove me in my mother’s womb. 
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
Wonderful are Your works, 
And my soul knows it very well. 
15 My frame was not hidden from You, 
When I was made in secret, 
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; 
16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; 
And in Your book were all written 
The days that were ordained for me, 
When as yet there was not one of them.  Psalm 139:12-16 NASB

160 The sum of Your word is truth, 
And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.  Psalm 119:160 NASB

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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1 Response to 121212

  1. Chris Land says:

    Since you gave 12, I will give 12

    Romans 3:21-28
    Romans 5:6-11
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    John 3:16-18
    1 Peter 2:9-12
    Galatians 2:20
    Galatians 4:4-5
    2 Timothy 3:16-17
    Proverbs 27:14 (Funniest verse in the Bible)
    Genesis 3:15 (First Messianic Prophecy)
    Ephesians 2:1-10
    Colossians 1:15-20

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