It came as a wee insert in a birthday card some weeks ago.
That word caught my eye.
It's a word that gets used often.
Rather an annoying word at times.
It is often used to end a discussion.
Sometimes it expresses exasperation.
At times it comes as a parting shot at the end of a conversation.
But maybe we need to re-think that word.
In the Bible...it appears often.
It is a powerful word.
The apostle Paul used it frequently.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8 ESV
(...a good verse to meditate on during this Lenten season.)
...for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 ESV
Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor. 10:31 ESV
Whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Gal. 6:7 ESV
Whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord. Eph. 6:8 ESV
And then there is my favorite...
the verse on the little card that is posted in my office...
And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive. Matt 21:21-22
Think about it.