What is the Last Verse in the Bible -- and Why is It Important?

The first verse in the Bible talks about God's creating the heavens and the earth.  What does the last verse talk about?

The last verse in the Bible is Chapter 22, verse 21 of the Book of Revelation. The Book of Revelation was written by the Apostle John, who had faithfully followed Jesus, and it is largely predictions about what will happen at the end of the world.

So one would expect that the last verse of the Bible would be a prediction about the future. Instead, it is more of a hope and a prayer for all of us as Christians. 

The verse?  "The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people.  Amen." 

There are 3 important things about this verse. First, it is a wish for all God's people, regardless of time. So this applies to you and to me as Christians, as well as believers in past centuries.

Second, it talks about grace. The Bible does not end with a command, or telling us something we must do. It ends encouraging us about grace -- God's unmerited favor and love toward us.

Third, it talks about the Lord Jesus. Jesus is truly Lord. It is only in the Lord Jesus that we have salvation, and healing, and overcoming power, and victory, and eternal life.

 So there is victory and forgiveness in Jesus for all God's people! This is our victory in the first century, and this is our victory today.