Six Interesting Verses, Six Month Old Blog, and a God Who has our Six

Exactly six months have passed since I pressed “publish” for the first time on the Back Porch! I’m celebrating with a number 6 themed post today. Thanks for being here!

I really liked this quote I read:

“Whether you stay six weeks, six months or six years, always leave it better than you found it.”

Jim Rohn

And with six people in my immediate family besides me, plus six extras who have married in or been born recently, if we stay anywhere longer than six minutes, we’re bound to leave a mark. Hopefully, it is for the better.

Bible: Six interesting verses, six month old blog, and God has your Six
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Did you know that there are 66 books in the Bible? They don’t all have six or more chapters, but to celebrate today’s occasion, I looked up every existing chapter six, verse six. I really enjoyed it! I wanted to share my favorite six of these interesting verses with you today.

“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment’.”

Exodus 6:6

“Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!”

Proverbs 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Matthew 6:6

“For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.”

Hosea 6:6

“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin…”

Romans 6:6

“But godliness with contentment is great gain.”

1 Timothy 6:6

Just for fun, here are six amusing quotes:

“My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.”

Walter Matthau

“I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again.”

Joan Rivers

“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months.”

Clifford Stoll

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you’re hungry again.”

George Miller

“I grew up with six brothers. That’s how I learned to dance – waiting for the bathroom.”

Bob Hope

It’s better to be known by six people for something you’re proud of than by 60 million for something you’re not.

Albert Brooks

Clock: Six interesting verses, a six month old blog, and a God who has our Six
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Are you familiar with the phrase “I’ve got your six”? It is a military term based on the hands of a clock. If a soldier is facing 12:00, his back is at the 6. So to have someone’s six means you’ve got their back. I wanted to share one more verse that is not a 6:6 but is incredibly comforting because it confirms that God has our six (and our nine and our twelve and our three).

“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.”

Psalm 139:5

Thank you so much for celebrating with me! I leave you with a six-fold blessing:

May the Lord
1) Bless you 2) Keep you
3) Make His face to shine upon you
4) Be gracious unto you 5) Lift up His countenance upon you
6) Give you peace
Numbers 6:24-26

17 replies on “Six Interesting Verses, Six Month Old Blog, and a God Who has our Six”

So true! I had fun. It was odd looking up verses, completely out of context and jumping from one beautiful truth to another. I usually read by passage or book, so it was a fun change 🙂

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And man was created on the 6th day. I love doing what you did with the Bible. My first one was looking up all the 3:16 verses, John 3:16 being the most well known. Then I did 4:13 based on Philippians, because I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength.

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Ooh, that is my daughter’s life verse. It’s a great one!
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
Romans 12:12 (posting at risk of a possible spoiler alert) 😉


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