Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

My Favorite Bible Verses

The Bible is so rich and deep. Maybe you’re like me; there are some Scriptures that always set your feet to dancing. Allow me share the top three on my list, among many others.

Let me be clear. There are no idle words in the Bible. That’s a good place to start and I believe it completely. So when I say my “favorite”, that doesn’t make any other verse less powerful or life-transforming to me.

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I choose to trust

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalm 56:3

Psalm 56:3 is glorious. David, a man besieged by many challenges, spoke some of the most powerful words ever recorded in the Bible.

At this point, he was under attack in Gath and seized by his enemies. He had two options; to complain or trust. He chose to trust. Amazing!

This verse helps me magnify God above my challenges. This is how I choose to trust. Join me and let’s feast together on it.

God or nothing!

“Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…” – John 6:68

For me, it hardly gets any better than this! This verse stirs me to holy abandon. For a long time, God was a necessity until I discovered a genuine depth of truth in this verse. God is not all I need; He’s all I’ve got.

Suddenly, that changed everything. It’s God or nothing!

Jesus had just given Peter and the crew a chance to walk away, to choose convenience over sacrifice. But Peter wasn’t sold on that. For him, there was more to life than fishing. The words of Christ had transformed him and he wouldn’t give it up for anything in the world.

For Peter, eternal life was at stake. For us, the stakes couldn’t be higher.

The ultimate treasure of our soul

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:25,26

These two verses sum up my heart’s desire as I strive daily to be conformed to His awe-inspiring image. I pray the same holds true for you. All of life’s pursuit comes to zero if we don’t live like this.

There’s something beautifully dangerous about these two verses; they expose before us the true treasure of our hearts. And if what’s revealed isn’t where you ought to be, grace bids you come.

Question: What are some of your favorite Bible verses?

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

6 Replies

  1. Great post-

    Some of my favorite scriptures are Matt 6:33, Phil 4:13, Matt 5:16, Psalm 119, and 1 John 4:7-8 but one that has been heavily on my heart this year has been, “”Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matt 26:41 NIV

    1. Thanks friend for sharing. Phil 4:13, Matt 6:33, Psalm 119 are classics!

      1. It’s so hard to pick just a few verses- I LOVE the Word of God. It’s fresh with each reading.

  2. “God is not all I need; He’s all I’ve got.” Love that Joseph. I have so many favorites! Hebrews 10:23 is what I consider to be my life verse. I also love Psalm 31:9. That ones just fills me with so much gratitude for everything He is has done for me. I have many many more!

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