My pastor recently gave me this interesting trivia:

Q. What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?

A. Psalm 117

Q. What is the longest chapter in the Bible?

A. Psalm 119

Q. Which chapter is in the center of the Bible?

A. Psalm 118

Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and 594 after Psalm 118. Add these numbers up and you get 1188.

Q. What is the center verse in the Bible?

A. Psalm 118:8

Q. Does this verse say something significant about God’s perfect will for our lives?

A. Yes! The next time someone says they would like to know God’s perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of his word!

Psalm 118:8 = It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Now isn’t that odd how this worked out (or was God in the center of it)?

One response to “Coincidence?

  1. Hi, I’ve been lurking around a few weeks but haven’t commented yet.

    This is actually not quite true. Psalm 117 is the center chapter of the Bible, not Psalm 118, and it has no middle verse. Going by verses alone, Psalm 118:8-9 are in fact in the middle. But chapters and verses are man-made divisions anyway, making the whole thing a coincidence indeed unless you believe that the editing was inspired by God. However that’s not to say that it’s not a good verse to live by. 🙂

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