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Recently a top American politician was asked on a live television interview who her favorite founding father (of the United States) is and she had no answer…she was blank! It was apparently something she had not given very much thought to and it reflected very badly on her because a person at her level of national influence is expected to be able to demonstrate a love for the country and it’s history, as evidenced (in the very least) by a working knowledge of it. I felt very embarrassed for her.
The incident reminded me of a conversation that I overheard a few years ago where a young preacher was asked “What is your favorite Scripture verse?” and he also was blank. I felt very embarrassed for him as well and since that time, I will often ask this question to young ministers to test their love for the Word of God. A preacher of the Gospel should have a love for Scripture that saturates his mind and thought life. We should live it, eat it, breathe it and sleep it. We should desire it every day like manna from Heaven. When we preach, it should not be merely a rehearsed speech, but rather an overflow of the abundance of a heart, inundated by the Word of God. “Thy Word have I hid in my heart” David said, “That I might not sin against thee” (Psalm 119:11)
My favorite Scripture verse often changes depending on the season of life I am in and what God is dealing with me about at a particular time, but for the last year or so it has been Daniel 11:32b “…The people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.”
Now let me ask you…what is your favorite scripture? (LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW)