I learned the following Bible verse when I was just a little girl. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." I don't know what Bible scholars say about it, but I think that this is the love verse of the Bible. and the second verse that I would dub the love verse is Hebrew 4:16. This is what the verse says:
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.That verse speaks to my soul and I will tell you why. But first, let me establish the fact that I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. That being said, the verse that I quoted above makes these points to me:
- Come boldly unto the throne of grace - says come with confidence; to what, to God's throne; throne of grace (love) We are invited to go to the throne of the Great I AM. Folks, there is no potentate in the world, no matter what kind of audience he commands, that is as great as I AM. And He has invited us with love to approach His throne with confidence? Yep, He has!
- That we may obtain mercy, - this is where we can come to get not what we deserve but get divine favor and blessings.
- And find grace to help in time of need - means that we will find kindness and goodwill when we need it.
After my trip to His throne, I can continue with the job that He has given me and I can do it with joy! You see, folks! I keep telling you about the joys and comforts there are in prayer. Whatever you do, never forget to pray; always make time for your Father, for He always has time for you.
Doing What I Can, While I Can Because I Care,
Alma L. Steppin' On Jones