It is a challenge to make a selection of only five since each of us have many
that are precious to us and hold revelation and understanding.

5 SCRIPTURES THAT HAVE GREAT IMPORTANCE
TO MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

  1. Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
    (
    Scholars report that there are 365 similar texts found in the Bible that use some form of this verse.)
    Why is it important to me?
    These are the first words the Lord spoke to me when he revealed himself to me on the night of my first God-encounter.


  2. Ephesians 2:8 "(8) For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (9) not of works, lest anyone should boast. "
    Why is it important to me?
    The rediscovery of this scripture brought about the Protestant reformation as it revealed the gift of a loving God.
    It also shines the light of truth on false teachers and cults who add 'works' to earn salvation.


  3. Romans 1:16 (16). "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek."
    Why is it important to me?
    This scripture reveals that it is God Himself who causes us both
    to will and to do.
    The product of our life as a Christian believer is comprised of our response to God's leading and unction. We respond to the motivation that He places within us.

  4. John 15:18,19 (18) "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. (19) If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
    Why is it important to me? The world system is at enmity with God. It expresses the principles of the god of this world, Lucifer. True Christian redemption separates us from the world and from its values and fellowship. Likewise we live a life where we are constantly aware of the tension between God's ways and the accepted ways of this world.
    This will often have as a consequence, persecution, even martydom.

  5. 1 Corinthians 15: 51-54 (51) Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed (52) in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (53) For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (54) So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."
    Why is it important to me? We are given an amazingly great and precious promise of the resurrection. Which is the full redemption and the ultimate gift of believing. We eagerly await that that final redemption when we receive our long-awaited bodily redemption where mortality is clothed with immortality. This is part of our "blessed hope." Looking at the total sweep of history and present day events, it is plain to see that this day is approaching swiftly.


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