Oprah Winfrey Quotes Bible, Shares Favorite Verse With 'The Late Show' Host Stephen Colbert

Oprah Winfrey
(Photo : Wikimedia Commons/Bill Ebbesen) Oprah Winfrey in Denmark on 30 September 2009 to promote Chicago as Olympic host

Oprah Winfrey has constantly been looked up to as an inspiration by everyone from all over the world. In a candid interview with Stephen Colbert in "The Late Show," Oprah proved that there is yet another dimension to her personality - that is, she is someone of firm faith. Although talk shows typically stay away from the topics of religion, spirituality and faith, Colbert has been known to be someone who never shies away from such discussions. Hence, it did not come as a surprise when "The Late Show" host prompted Oprah to share her favorite Bible verses.

"'Delight thyself in the Lord. He will give you the desires of your heart,'" shared Oprah, responding to the question of Colbert regarding her favorite Bible passage. Further expounding on Psalm 37:4, Oprah imparted to the audience and Colbert her personal interpretation of the biblical passage. She said, "Now what that says to me, Lord has a wide range. What is Lord? Compassion, love, forgiveness, kindness. So you delight yourself in those virtues where the character of the Lord is revealed. Delight thyself in goodness, delight thyself in love, kindness, and compassion, and you will receive the desires of your heart. It says to me, if you focus on being a force for good, good things will come."

For his part, Colbert shared that his favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6:25. "The Late Show" host shared, "Mine's from Matthew." Colbert further described, "I like it 'cause Jesus says, 'So I say to you do not worry, for who among you by worrying could change a hair on his head, or add a cubit to the span of his life?' What I like about it is that it's a commandment to not worry, and I'll go with that."

The appearance of Oprah in Colbert's show is one of her efforts to promote her new show, "Belief." According to reports, the new project is set to embark on a journey to deliver the message that every religion, belief and faith is beautiful Oprah aims to raise awareness among the public on the beauty and value of various religions. This explanation then prompted Colbert to ask Oprah on whether or not there is a difference between faith and belief for her.

"Yeah, there is," responded Oprah. She added, "Because there are a lot of people who don't think they're faithful people, but have beliefs. You cannot be in the world without believing in something, even if you don't call it a deity. So there are people who believe in working hard and striving for their best, but don't necessarily have a religious belief." With regard faith, Oprah also noted a distinction. She shared, "Faith is very different, I think. Faith is knowing that no matter what, you're going to be OK."

Tags Oprah Winfrey, Stephen Colbert, The Late Show, Bible

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