A Grandmother’s 9 Favorite Bible Verses

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My grandmother, fondly called Momo, was one of my spiritual mentors. She loved the Lord dearly and loved her Bible. When she died, my mother gave me her Bible.

I pulled her Bible out this morning and read what she had written in the front and back of her Bible. There were quotes from commentaries, notes on books she needed to read, and verses that she wanted to remember.

These are the verses that were important for her to record in her handwriting in her Bible. 

Front pages of Momo’s Bible

  1. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32  After it, she wrote, “Beautiful” This was also in the back of her  Bible.
  2. Psalm 91 – just the annotation, also in the back of her Bible.
  3. Psalm 121 – just the annotation, also in the back of her Bible.
  4. “I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread.” Psalm 37:25
  5. “He has showed you, O man, 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?” Micah 6:8
  6. “They are planted in the house of the LORD, they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bring forth fruit in old age, they are ever full of sap and green,” Psalm 92:13-14
  7. “Thou hast wrapped thyself with a cloud so that no prayer can pass through.” Lamentations 3:44, After the preface. I wonder what she was feeling when she wrote this verse. Was she feeling that her prayers were not reaching God?

Back pages of Momo’s Bible

  1. “But, as it is written, ‘What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him,’” 1 Corinthians 2:9
  2. Romans 1:18-32 – just the annotation. A reminder of the wrath of God, His power and divine nature as compared to the depravity of man.
  3. Psalm 91 – just the annotation, also in the front of her Bible.
  4. Psalm 121 – just the annotation, also in the front of her Bible.

Although we had our Bibles out many times, she never shared with me why she wrote these verses in her Bible.

Have you shared the verses that mean so much to you with others?

Although all verses in the Bible are special, there are some favorites that I go back to. I’ll be sharing those in a later post.

Please share your special verses in the Comment Section and
tell us why they are important to you.

My prayer

Father of Lights, You have shed Your great light upon Your children, lighting the way for us to find great treasures in Your Word. Thank You for these jewels and enabling us to pick them up, turn them upside down, around, and back up to delight in the beauty of each facet. Your Word is the treasure chest of wisdom. Empower us to discover the truths and beauty that only You can reveal to us, and then prompt us to share these truths with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

13 responses to “A Grandmother’s 9 Favorite Bible Verses”

  1. walkingwiththeway Avatar

    Lovely blog post, thank you for sharing your grandma’s Bible with me! One of my favourite verses that I say every morning is Psalm 118:24 – it is such a beautiful verse! God bless 🙂

    1. possesshispromises Avatar

      My Momo was so very special, and her Bible is a treasure to me. May you be blessed with spiritual mentors and may you be a mentor. May you continue to treasure the Word of God and keep it close to your heart. Many blessings, Karen

      1. walkingwiththeway Avatar

        Thank you so much, Karen for the lovely words 🙂 May God continue to bless you too <3

  2. T. R. Noble Avatar

    She definitely seems to have scriptures remind her of God’s power and His love, and that’s a beautiful balance. We fear Him with godly fear, and we also know He protects and cares for the righteous.

    1. possesshispromises Avatar

      Yes, I was very blessed by her and look forward to seeing her in heaven. 🙂

      1. T. R. Noble Avatar

        <3 <3 <3

  3. lynnabbottstudios Avatar

    I have so many favorites… but my life verses have always been Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Love this! I should probably go back through my grandparents’ Bibles as well as both my parents’ Bibles. It would be a fruitful and precious study. Thank you for inspiring me once again with your beautiful posts! <3

    1. possesshispromises Avatar

      Lynn, Proverbs 3:5-6 is a special passage that we all need to take to heart. Let me know if you find any special notes in your parents’ Bibles. Many blessings. karen

    2. T. R. Noble Avatar

      Ah, Proverbs 3:5-6 is one of my main weapons against fear. <3

      1. possesshispromises Avatar

        Very important one. That seems to be the favorite among those who have responded. Thanks for letting me know your favorite Scripture. So very important to hide God’s Word in our hearts. Karen

        1. T. R. Noble Avatar

          Two others are God is close to the brokenhearted, and Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”

          1. possesshispromises Avatar

            Ones that we can use all the time. Thank you

          2. T. R. Noble Avatar

            🙂 of course!! <3

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