Just as we may have a favorite color, make of car, movie, or vacation destination, some people also have a favorite Bible verse. My favorite verse is not a common one and comes from an obscure passage in the Old Testament.
It is about an honorable man who prayed — and then “God granted his request.”
This is a simple phrase and seemingly not profound, but it is most encouraging to me.
There is often a mystery to praying: when God answers, how he answers, and if he answers the way we expect him to. During dry times, it may seem like he never answers, but there are also times when the answers are quick and obvious.
This verse is a powerful reminder to me that God does indeed answer prayers.
[For the full story — all two verses — see 1 Chronicles 4:9-10.]
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.