20 Essential Items for Your Backpack of Life

Every time I go hiking, whether a day trip, a short one hour hike or an overnighter, I alway carry my pack. In my pack I have everything I need for just about any situation. Sure, during a one hour short hike I probably won’t need my snake bite kite, but then again it’s possible. I could sit, go over my entire pack and come up with justifiable reasons to eliminate certain items based on the kind of hike I’m taking. However, I just can’t do it. In my mind I need every item to in my pack ready to use any time if and when needed.

Last week at New Life, our pastor went through twenty verses with ten words or less. Powerful verses packed with everything we need to be equipped for our life each day.

The following are only twenty of the over 31,103 in the entire bible.

God tells us that; ALL Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. – 2 Timothy 3:16

So as you go through your pack, the one you carry through life with all the things essentials, I encourage you to keep these twenty in a side pocket or on the top of your pack for quick easy reference.

Twenty verses to take with you each day.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 – but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.

Ephesians 5:10 – Carefully determine what pleases the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Never stop praying.

Psalm 56:3 – But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.

Ephesians 4:27 – and do not give the devil a foothold.

Romans 12:12 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Romans 12:14 – Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

John 14:15 – If you love me, keep my commands.

Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

1 John 4:19 – We love because he first loved us.

Romans 8:8 – and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

Colossians 3:2 – Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Colossians 4:4 – Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.

Jude 1:22 – Be merciful to those who doubt;

Psalm 119:12 – Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees.

Psalm 119:5 – Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!

Hebrews 13:1 – Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.

1 John 5:21 – Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

James 3:18 -Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

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