Seven verses that give you a feel for the Life Rhythm
If we had only one Bible verse to give us the Life Rhythm, it would probably be Genesis 1.1:
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.
That is the first verse in the set of seven "Life Verses" below. They are snippets from all over the Bible that get you started toward seeing that the God of the Bible is the source of life and all physical matter. He loves life, protects it, and calls us to honor it.
God's rhythm for life is not monotonous. It is complex and vibrant. It takes some time to get our minds around it, but that doesn't matter. We can love it before we understand it all if we move with the parts of it we understand.
The seven "Life Verses" (scroll down)
Guide for enjoying and respecting life through daily use of these verses along with some short declarations and prayers
Seven verses about life and the world we live in
All quotes are from the New Living Translation.
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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1.1
Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! Let the trees of the forest sing for joy! Psalm 96.12
Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Genesis 2.7
The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10.10
Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Romans 5.18
Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. . . Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Deuteronomy 30.19
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. Proverbs 14.12