My Favourite Bible Verse

Posted Apr 08, 2011 by Michael Ebens in Devotional - Blog Hits: 10,160
1 Corinthians 10:13: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

For a while, I would've found it a hard to answer the question of what my favourite Bible verse is. But now that I think about it, 1 Corinthians 10:13 is most certainly my favourite. Why? Because for the last few months, or even half a year, I've clung hard to this verse. I get attacked by fear many times a day, fear that things might happen, and that I just won't be able to handle them. But then I remember this verse, which says I won't be tempted above what I'm able to bear. Without this verse, in the last few months I don't know how I would have survived.

Every bad circumstance or fear, is a temptation to doubt God. He promises to take care of us, and if we think that a circumstance is too hard to bear, we doubt His wisdom. This is why I can take comfort from that verse for all circumstances, not just temptations to do wrong.

I'm so thankful to God that He inspired Paul to write this down; it has been a key part in my sanity lately. When I start to worry and fear about bad things occurring, this verse always helps, if not crushes, the fear. I am beginning to realise how much I rely on it, and how much I am blessed to be able to know about it.

I'd like to know, what is your favourite Bible verse? (If you can pick one)