The Greatest Verse in the Bible

I'm going to tell you the greatest verse in all of Scripture. You might be saying, how could he even say that? How could there be a "greatest" verse – isn’t that supremely subjective? Just a matter of opinion? I don’t think so.

In one verse, God makes known His entire plan of salvation, his entire plan for all of human history. Not only that, he does this at the very beginning of human history. This one verse demonstrates that God is the Lord of all history.



Everybody has their favorite Bible verse, right? I know there are a number of people who would claim John 3:16 as their favorite: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life." It's hard to compete with that one, right? Or, Psalm 23, "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want." Surely, the greatest verse in Scripture must be between those two, right? No, I don't think so. 

Jesus Christ is the Word of God incarnated as a human person. Christ is, Himself, the sum total of Scripture and much, much more, besides. I imagine that every time Jesus spoke, all of eternity echoed in his voice. You could and still can hear all of Scripture in every word that comes from Jesus's mouth. So, then, does the entirety of the Word ever appear in a single verse? 

The early days of the Christian Church, those first few centuries after Christ, have been called the Age of Miracles. These were the years Saints Peter and Paul and the first few generations of Apostles were traveling around the Roman world, even the entire world, and converting the masses. In those days, the primary modes of credibility of Jesus’ Church were (1) prophesy and (2) miracles. 

There is one verse that, by itself, shows the Age of Miracles is not for a time, but for all time. This one verse is miracle and prophesy combined



How could one verse be the greatest in all of Scripture? Only if that one verse was the greatest prophesy of the greatest miracles of all time. This one verse would need to contain all of the Gospel message in itself. Not only that, this one verse would need to have told the entire Gospel story long before it even happened. How long? Would a hundred years be enough? Five hundred? How about fifteen hundred years? Or more? What if this one verse was a part of the oldest story known to man? 

Only a verse which could do all those things could rightfully be called the greatest verse in all of Scripture. And this verse does. 

Not only that, to be called the greatest, this one verse must be a very powerful tool for evangelization. If it contains within itself the two primary modes of credibility, namely prophesy and miracle, this one verse would be very powerful indeed. The mere existence of this verse, if it is the greatest in all of Scripture, ought to generate conversion after conversion. 

But how could one verse be and do so much? Because this one verse is the Word of God, who was made flesh within the Virgin. All of Scripture is the Word of God, but this one verse is God’s own Word on the subject. In this one verse, God, Himself, speaks the Word, the Gospel itself, to all mankind through our first parents. When God spoke this one particular word it was the Word, Himself, in embryonic form. When God spoke this Word, both simultaneously and thousands of years into the future, the Immaculate Virgin was conceived and she conceived in her womb. 

Yes! When God spoke this Word at the dawn of history to our first parents, Adam and Eve, our new parents, Jesus and Mary, were conceived. This one Word of God – ancient to us, but not to He Who Is – was both the conception of the Immaculate Virgin and the conception of Christ within her womb. 



Lastly, this one verse is the greatest of all because it is the very Word of God that brought about “The Greatest Story Ever Told”, the Gospel. God never just prophesies. As great as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Daniel were, God is no mere prophet. God brings about what He prophesies. God writes history with His Word. 

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