“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Mark 11:22 NIV
I’m sorry. This was the best I could find. I searched for a Bible verse that would be inspiring today; something really simple and pointed. I had hoped to pick a verse that speaks to you in volumes, yet doesn’t make you grab a dictionary.
I really wanted something you could perhaps even memorize and take with you throughout the day that would remind you of an important principle; a life principle even. I envisioned that it might be something Jesus said because then you would know of its accuracy.
Sometimes Jesus talked in parables, which were easily understood by the group He was addressing, but that may need explanation to those of us outside the field of expertise. I wanted something applicable to all of us, regardless of our vocation or interest.
I guess what I really wanted was the bottom line, basic theology. You know, the kind of thing that if you didn’t get anything else, you could hold onto. This would be a verse that you could teach your family. People could catch on to it, it would cause people to reflect on their relationship to God and the importance He needs to have in our lives. I want to find a verse that if you live by that verse and make decisions based on that verse, that you will be living a life pleasing to God.
For today, this verse will have to do: “Have faith in God.” I’ll keep looking.