When Lyn Bas sent her three girls off to college she launched them with more than well wishes. Lyn gave each child a list of her favorite Bible verses. The girls already knew these verses because Lyn sought to ground her life in the teachings of Jesus. We parents often focus on education, music, sports and other extracurricular pursuits. Let’s remember to equip our children with more than a solid education and some nice hobbies. Let us give our children the legacy of faith, love, trust, optimism, courage, hope, and power found in Christ.
Mom’s Favorite Bible Verses
These are the three typed pages Mommy Lyn Bass
gave each of her daughter as they left for college.
Romans 8:28. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Matthew 5:16. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 7:1. Do not judge, or you too will be judged.
Ephesians 5:20. Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Galatians 6:7. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
Matthew 19:26. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Philippians 4:13. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Malachi 3:10. Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
Luke 12:48. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.
Matthew 7:7. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Proverbs 22:6. Train children in the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Matthew 18:20. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Matthew 6:14-15. For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Proverbs 16:3. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and God will establish your plans.
Psalm 27:1The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Proverbs 15:33 Humility comes before honor.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Psalm 127:3 Children are a blessing from the LORD.
Matthew 6:33-34 But seek first the kingdom of God and God’s righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) “As a man thinketh, he is”
Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Proverbs 12:18 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverbs 15:18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient brings peace.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
John 15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
John 15:12 This is my command: Love each other as I have loved you.
Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, 19 a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?
Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.
Matthew 22:37-40 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Matthew 17:20 Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Proverbs 3:13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
Proverbs 3:11-12 Do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
I Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
John 11:25 “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.”
John 14:1-2 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?”
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”