Evangelist Franklin Graham recently revealed the Bible verse that his father, Billy Graham, had posted all over his house.
The elder Graham, who died on Wednesday at the age of 99, placed the text of Galatians 6:14 on the wall in his bedroom, dining room and in other locations around his home.
The verse reads, “But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
Franklin Graham revealed his father’s penchant for the verse — a fascinating choice for a man who has spent his life traveling the world as a renowned pastor — in a Facebook post earlier this week.
Still today, my father Billy Graham has a Bible verse pinned up on the wall in his bedroom, printed in VERY large…
“Still today, my father Billy Graham has a Bible verse pinned up on the wall in his bedroom, printed in VERY large letters,” Franklin Graham wrote of Galatians 6:14. “In fact, it’s in the dining room, his bathroom, and several other spots around the house! ”
Graham, who added that it’s a “great verse for us to live by,” said that his father was preparing a sermon based on the text before his 95th birthday, and added that it was “his passion to memorize it, to saturate his heart and mind with it. He made it his life verse.”
Read more about Billy Graham’s phenomenal life here.