John T. Willis

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Concise Powerful Truths

The Bible contains certain concise powerful truths, which are memorable, inspiring, and influential. Here are just some of these great truths.

Deuteronomy 10:12-13: "And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only
to fear the Lord your God,
to walk in all his ways,
to love him,
to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God
and his decrees that I am commanding you today, for your own well being."

Psalm 24:3-4: "Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully."

Jeremiah 9:23-24: "Thus says the Lord:
Do not let the wise man boast in their wisdom,
do not let the mighty boast in their might,
do not let the wealthy boast in their wealth,
but let those who boast boast in this,
that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord;
I act with steadfast love,
and righteousness in the earth,
for in these things I delight, says the Lord."

Micah 6:8: "He has told you, O mortal, what is good:
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice,
and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?"

1 Corinthians 16:13-14: "Keep alert,
stand firm in your faith,
be courageous,
be strong,
let all that you do be done in love."

Galatians 5:22-23: "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things."

Colossians 3:12-14: "As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."

What are YOUR favorite memorable concise statements? Share YOUR thoughts with others. Let me hear from YOU.

John Willis


  • I think I'd add:

    “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34:6-7)

    By Blogger Tim Archer, at 4:50 PM  

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