What’s Your Favorite Scripture?

February 10th, 2009  |  Published in Scriptures, Testimony  |  4 Comments

Beth asks “what’s your favorite scripture?” I’m going to bend the rules and use two that have been favorites for a while. By themselves they are both great scriptures, but together they have a deeper meaning, I think. Here they are:

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Joshua 1:9

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.

Behold, I will show unto the Gentiles their weakness, and I will show unto them that faith, hope and charity bringeth unto me—the fountain of all righteousness.

Ether 12:27-28

These scriptures both share the message of humility. Joshua 1:9 is something of a “go and do” scripture, but it has a little more meaning to me, and I even chose it for my missionary plaque. Ether 12 is a chapter that helped me a lot as a missionary, and it has helped me a lot since then as well. In my mind, returning to the Lord and displaying humility is one of the most important lessons that we can learn (and re-learn!) in our lives, because it brings other things along with it. Together, these scriptures both show us that as we trust in the Lord and lean on Him, he will lift us up and strengthen us. This didn’t just apply to Joshua or Moroni, either – this promise has been repeated to us as well.

If you haven’t already shared a favorite scripture or scriptures, feel free to do it in the comments here, in your own blog, or over on Beth’s post.


  1. Beth says:

    February 10th, 2009 at 2:12 pm (#)

    I’ve always loved those two scriptures, too (in fact, that scripture in Joshua was the inspiration for choosing my second-born’s name; did you know that?).

    Thanks for joining in. “Look for my favorite scripture later” you posted — it was ten minutes later! Sheesh; you write fast.

  2. Julia says:

    February 10th, 2009 at 3:02 pm (#)

    Hey there! I put my scripture on Beth’s blog but wanted to let you know I read your post too! Plus you already know my favorite is Doctrine and Covenants 50:40. Anyway, I really enjoyed reading your favorite scriptures and Beth’s too. It was a good pick me up for the day! Love you!

  3. Doug & Laurel says:

    March 2nd, 2009 at 8:46 pm (#)

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    – Doug & Laurel

  4. Alex says:

    March 2nd, 2009 at 8:51 pm (#)

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