After writing nearly 650 blog posts on The Joshua Collective since late 2008, the posts that become the most popular still seem to surprise me.
One series of posts seems to be the most visited again and again.
In January 2011, I did a series of posts entitled “Your Favorite Bible Verse”. I discovered an interesting phenomenon – the most popular “favorite verses” were also the most abused and misunderstood verses in the Bible. These posts seem to pique a lot of interest then and there popularity continues today.
Your Favorite Bible Verse: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
Your Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11 (“For I know the plans I have for you…”)
Your Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through Christ…”)
Your Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 10:13 (“God is not going to give me more than I can handle”)
Your Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28 (“God works all things for good”)
In these posts, my goal was to gently correct the popular misunderstanding surrounding these 4 verses (and one line from a Founding Father) and shine the light on who God truly is. I wanted people to see how God wanted to work in their life, not simply be comforted by an inaccurate bumper sticker or cliche.
Feel free to share these posts with friends and family when you realize there’s a gap between their sentiment and the author’s intent!