1 Corinthians 12:23 the parts of the body which don’t look very nice are treated with special modesty
We are all part of the Body of Christ and should help others without counting the cost nor expecting to receive just as one would not make the feet pay when the hand helps to wear a shoe.
John 1:2 Jesus’ mother then told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Though Jesus protested that his time had not yet come, Mary was the first to have had faith in Him and led Him to perform His first miracle and the disciples then believed in Him. Reminding us that our parents are here to guide us closer to God, as is the purpose for all human relationships.
Genesis 40:20 You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good.
Everyone is given free will and thus it is possible for bad things to happen. However, Our All Powerful Father has His ways to turn it into good as long as we turn to Him and let Him guide us to fulfill His purpose.
For you will certainly carry out God’s purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John. – C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
Malachi 3:3 He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.
In refining silver, the silversmith must be by the fire constantly as the silver will be injured if the time were exceeded by the slightest. He knows the process is completed when the silver shows his reflection.
John 20:11 Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore full of big fish, a hundred and fifty-three in all; even though there were so many, still the net did not tear.
The disciples went back to fishing instead of preaching after the Lord’s death and yet He comes to them as He would come to find us, His lost sheep. The net also did not tear unlike before His death, symbolising that His death will enable salvation for all 153 fish (the total amount of species known at that time representing all humans)
John 21:15-17 Do you love me?
He asks Peter Do you love me thrice to close the distance created when Peter denied Him thrice. Even when we do not know, He comes to us when we have left Him. He is like Google Maps and no matter how many wrong turns we make He will just say ‘Recalculating..’ and give us directions to our destination on the journey to salvation.
Psalms 23:4 Your rod and your staff are there, to hearten me.
Sheep will not move to eat grass even if the gate is open to a grassy field, they need to be prodded to do so. Just as humans are seemingly blind towards the path to salvation, thus the Lord guides us like the Good Shepherd He is.
There were more verses in my collection but I was tired already/ I did not feel like I need to share those?
Wishing you a Happy New Year!