Last night my wife and I went out for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Our young waiter, a very nice young man, had a bible verse tattooed down the length of his right arm. His verse reference was 1 Corinthians 16:13 "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." We asked if he knew the verse (since he just had the verse reference as his tattoo) and he immediately recited it. It was obvious this verse was important to him and part of his life.
I see a lot of people with bible references as tattoos. I can't wait to ask, "why that verse, what does it mean to you, how has that verse so impressed you that you wanted it as a permanent reminder?"
In the old days we used to memorize the verses, now we are getting them tattooed in visible places as a reminder and as a witness. For other Christians it will open up a discussion. For those who are not Christians it will generate a discussion about what it means and why it's important to you. It's a very interesting development in the Christian community and frankly I like it.
So, here's the quiz for the day. This will be easy for some of you because you have already done this, but if you were to get one verse as a tattoo reference what would it be and why? Why would that verse be something you have or would want as a permanet reminder of the words of that passage?