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Restful Bible Verses for Labor Day

Restful Bible Verses for Labor Day

This devotional, Restful Bible Verses for Labor Day will help you find inspiration during the daily grind of your nine to five. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and dig into the Word of God this Labor Day!

The first Monday of September in the United States is a federal holiday. Labor Day is the time we set aside to celebrate the American worker and the power of the free economy we enjoy because of the hard work we slog through every day.

But Labor Day weekend has become even more to us in recent years. It’s our chance to spend time with family and friends before the end of Summer ushers in the hustle and bustle of the Fall season.

So, we set aside manual labor for fun in the sun and backyard barbeques one last time together.

And as we watch the lazy days of Summer slowly fade away, it’s easy to forget to make time for our daily Bible reading. However, God’s Word has a lot to say to us as our thoughts turn back to work.

So, soak up those last rays of sunshine, and read some Restful Bible Verses for Labor Day. Each one is sure to inspire you during this holiday of rest and beyond.

Inspirational Labor Day Bible Verses

God has a plan for you! And it includes the work that you’re currently doing.

Even if your work isn’t as inspirational as you would like, God has you in a career or position for a specific reason.

Let’s read these inspirational Labor Day Bible verses and find purpose in our work together.

 

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

                                         Proverbs 16:3

 

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

                                        Ephesians 2:10 ESV

 

 

“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

                                         John 4:34

 

You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

                                       Psalm 128:2 ESV

 

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

                                       Matthew 5:16 ESV

 

 

Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

                                       1 Thessalonians 3:10

 

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

                                      Psalm 90:17 ESV

 

 

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God.

                                       Ecclesiastes 3:12-15

 

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

                                       1 Timothy 6:18 NIV

 

 

Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

                                         Psalm 35:8

 

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Positive Bible Verses about Work

Work isn’t usually something we talk about in a positive light. But as we’ll see in these Bible Verses about Work, labor is a gift from God.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

                                         1 Corinthians 10:31

 

 

Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.

                                           Ecclesiastes 5:12 ESV

 

 

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.

                                           Ephesians 4:28 ESV

 

 

This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them—for this is their lot.

Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God.

 

They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

                                           Ecclesiastes 5:18-20

 

 

So I decided there is nothing better than to enjoy food and drink and to find satisfaction in work. Then I realized that these pleasures are from the hand of God.

                                           Ecclesiastes 2:24 NLT

 

 

Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

                                            Proverbs 10:4

 

 

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

                                            Acts 20:35

 

 

Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense.

                                           Proverbs 12:11

 

 

Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

                                         Proverbs 22:29

 

You shall keep the Feast of Harvest, of the firstfruits of your labor, of what you sow in the field. You shall keep the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in from the field the fruit of your labor.

                                        Exodus 23:6 ESV

 

 

Bible Verse about Laboring for the Lord

Working unto the Lord is a blessing that has a promise. When we labor for God, we receive an inheritance greater than anything we will ever have on earth.

Let’s read this Bible verse about laboring for the Lord and see the promise of our reward.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

                                          Colossians 3:23 NIV

 

knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

                                          Colossians 3:24 ESV

 

 

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Bible Verse about Labor in Vain

Of all the Bible verses we’ll read today, this is a favorite scripture of mine. Because sometimes no matter how hard we work it feels like we’re just spinning our wheels.

But this Bible Verse reminds us that our labor is not in vain when we work for the Lord!

 

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

                                         1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

 

 

Favorite Bible Verses about Hard Work and Perseverance

Do you need more of a push to persevere during those times when hard work makes you feel blah? God’s Word will help you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

These favorite Bible verses are the perfect pick me up after a hard day of work.

 

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

                                            Proverbs 14:23

 

For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

                                          2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 ESV

 

 

One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.

                                           Proverbs 18:9

 

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.

                                            Ecclesiastes 9:10

 

Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts.

                                             James 5:4 ESV

 

 

Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.

 

Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.

Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.

                                            Psalm 127:1-5

 

 

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

                                           1 Timothy 5:8 ESV

 

 

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

 

Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

 

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

                                              Matthew 7:15-20

 

 

If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near,” so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the Lord against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.

                                           Deuteronomy 15:7-11 NIV

 

 

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Bible Verse about Labor of Love

Faith can sometimes seem like labor, even though it is a labour of love.

So, like the Apostle Paul, let’s give thanks for the labor of love we have in faith and in our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                           1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 ESV

 

Powerful Bible Verses about the Sabbath Day of Rest

 

The opposite of work is rest. And this special Labor Day holiday is all about rest.

But before the government thought it was a good idea, God had a plan for us to find rest.

Just like God created the heavens and earth and then rested on the seventh day, we are instructed in scripture to do the same.

So, let’s read these powerful scriptures about a day of rest.

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates

                                                Exodus 20:8-11 ESV

 


but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your livestock, and any foreigners living among you.

                                                Exodus 20:10 NLT

 

The Sabbath of the land shall provide food for you, for yourself and for your male and female slaves and for your hired worker and the sojourner who lives with you, and for your cattle and for the wild animals that are in your land: all its yield shall be for food.

                                                Leviticus 25:6-7 ESV

Labor Day Scriptures from Genesis

We end our reading of Labor Day scriptures at the beginning. As we just read, in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He labored for our benefit. And then he rested as He instructed us to do in the previous verses.

So let’s find inspiration for our work in these Labor Day scriptures from Genesis.

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

                                                 Genesis 1:31

 

The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

                                                 Genesis 2:15 ESV

 

By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.

                                                Genesis 3:19 ESV

 

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.

                                                       Genesis 2:1-3 NIV

My prayer is that these Restful Bible Verses for Labor Day have inspired you in your work. And may God bless you and give you rest during this holiday.

Have a very Happy Labor Day!

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Uplifting Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times

12 Uplifting Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times

Are you wondering…

What does the Bible say about having faith in hard times?

Let’s face it. Life is hard! Really hard. Some days are tough to get through. And we all need a little encouragement every now and then.

There are so many stressful moments we struggle with each day. Maybe it’s the little things that add up and drive us crazy. Or maybe we’re facing much bigger problems in life.

Either way, we can take comfort in God’s promises. He is faithful! And the Word of God provides comfort anytime we need it.

No matter what you’re going through, I truly hope these Uplifting Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times will give you the strength to carry on.

So, let’s jump in and discover…

How do you keep your faith strong in tough times?

 

Favorite Bible Verse about Faith

The substance of our faith keeps us going in hard times.

We may not be able to see faith with our eyes, but just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t real.

We believe in gravity, yet we can’t see it. But we know that gravity is real and exists because we feel it and experience it for ourselves.

Likewise, we know our faith in Jesus is real because we feel it in our hearts and experience it in our daily lives.

This is the substance of our faith and the hope that is within us. It is the reality that we have Jesus, and He has us. If we truly believe in Jesus, then we have the assurance of our faith because we “see” it in our lives.

These two verses speak directly to this kind of “blind faith”. They are the biblical definition of faith and show us what having faith in difficult times looks like.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

                                               Hebrews 11:1

 

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

                                             2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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Short Bible Verses about Faith in Hard Times

These scriptures on faith in hard times are short and sweet. But very powerful!

They’re a great way to start the day or be reminded of God’s love and faithfulness when difficult situations arise in your life.

So, let’s read some great Bible verses about faith that will keep us going through bad times and good times.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

                                               Galatians 2:20 NIV

 

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.

                                               Hebrews 4:14 NIV

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

                                            Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB

 

By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son,

                                           Hebrews 11:17 NIV

 


By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.

                                         Hebrews 11:30 ESV

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                                         Romans 15:13 NKJV

 

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

                                         2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV

 

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

                                        1 Timothy 6:12 NIV

 

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

                                         2 Timothy 4:7 NIV

 


Just as the body is dead without breath, so also faith is dead without good works.

                                          James 2:26 NLT

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Encouraging Bible Verses on Faith and Strength

Our faith is a firm place to stand when we are scared.

It’s so easy to be discouraged and feel defeated when things don’t go our way. We become scared of what tomorrow will bring and wonder if it will ever get better.

But our faith in Jesus is our security and firm place to stand. When our faith is shaken, and life tries to tear us down, Jesus gives us strength and bravery.

So, stand fast in the faith and be strengthened by the One who died to set us free. Run to Him and find safety and unshakable ground.

The good news is, God’s Word is full of Bible Verses on Faith for times like this. And the best way to conquer fear is to turn to these scriptures for strength.

Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

                                        1 Corinthians 16:13 NKJV

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

                                        1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

                                          Proverbs 18:10

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.

                                        Deuteronomy 31:8

 

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

                                      Isaiah 41:10 New King James Version

 

The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

                                         Exodus 15:2 ESV

 

May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

                                        1 Thessalonians 3:13 NIV

 

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

                                        1 Peter 1:6-7 ESV

 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

                                       2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV

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Comforting Psalms for Difficult Times

The book Psalms is full of wonderful descriptions of God’s love and protection.

In fact, there are too many to list here, so I encourage you to seek out these comforting scriptures on trusting God in difficult times for yourself.

To get you started here are some of my favorite Bible Verses about Faith in Hard Times straight from the book of Psalms.

They always give me comfort and inspiration when I’m feeling knocked down. I hope they will lift you up and give you comfort as you trust God and follow Him.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.

 

Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

                                             Psalm 46:1-5; 10

 

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the Lord
In the land of the living.

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!

                                              Psalm 27:13-14

 

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

                                              Psalm 9:9 ESV

 

Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.

                                             Psalm 143:1 NKJV

 

You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

                                          Psalm 32:1 New King James Version

 

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Best Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times

There is no doubt that hardships will come in life, but with Jesus we have victory!

Hard times seem to sneak up and hit us out of nowhere. When we least expect them, they show up like an uninvited party guest who just won’t leave.

But the Bible tells us that we should expect hardships in this life and that we should find joy in them.

I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too. How can we possibly find joy in suffering?

Well, it all goes back to Jesus. He suffered for us, and He promised that we would suffer for His namesake.

But we shouldn’t let it get us down. Because even though we are participants in the suffering of Christ, we are also participants in His victory too!

With Jesus, our current circumstances fade away in the light of eternity. We are victorious over this world and the hardships we face! And it’s all because of Jesus and His glory!

So, let’s look for God’s goodness and celebrate the victory we have in Jesus by reading these Bible verses for hard times.

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

                                                   James 1:2-4

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

                                                  1 Peter 4:12-13

 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-

                                                   2 Corinthians 4:8-9

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

                                               1 Peter 1:6-9

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                               1 Corinthians 15:57

 

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

                                             Philippians 3:13-14 ESV

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

                                            Hebrews 12:1 NIV


looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

                                            Hebrews 12:2 NKJV

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

                                           2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV

 

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

                                            Matthew 6:26-27 NIV

 

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

                                            Romans 8:18-19 NKJV

 

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Each of these Uplifting Bible Verses for Faith in Hard Times reminds us of God’s faithfulness.

Yes, we face tough times in life. But God’s promises are always true. He is with us. He is for us. And He will never leave us alone in our despair.

With God all things are possible. Even faith in hard times.

So, take heart, the Lord is with you. Have perseverance, keep the faith and claim the victory in Jesus’ name!

A Prayer for Troubled Times

Heavenly Father, thank you that Your promises are true. Please help me to persevere and keep the faith during both the easy and hard times. And help me to claim the victory!

In Jesus Name, Amen!

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Essential Bible Verses about Hope

15 Essential Bible Verses about Hope

These Essential Bible Verses about Hope give us strength and courage to get through the hard times. And they comfort and us when we need healing and peace.

But before we get into the Word of God and these hopeful Bible verses, let’s take a moment to think about what hope actually is.

Because hope is a word that gets thrown around a lot.

What is hope?

We hope when we get to Walmart there’ll be a parking spot close to the door.

We hope we’ll find a twenty-dollar bill on the ground as we walk into the store.

And we hope the bakery will have that pastry we like so much.

These small hopes get us through the day.

But when life takes a turn for the worst, that one little word, hope, becomes essential to our well-being. It means the difference between spiraling down into despair or putting one foot in front of the other and pressing on.

Hope in the Bible

The hope we have as Christians is very different from what the rest of the world has. Their hope relies on wishful thinking and whatever strength they can muster up inside of themselves.

While they’re wrestling to find hope deep within, we don’t have to. Because our hope comes from a completely different source, and it doesn’t have anything to do with wishful thinking.

This is the hope we’re going to read about in just a moment, the hope in God’s Word, the Bible.

Where does real hope come from?

Our hope comes directly from God and His strength, not our own! And the most essential part of finding hope is understanding who He is.

God is faithful to fulfill His promises! He will never let us down! And when we put our trust in Him, we can expect hope to rise to the surface no matter what circumstance we’re facing.

Yes, there will be days when we’re feeling a little less than hopeful, but we can turn to the scriptures and be reminded of God’s love and strength, His faithfulness, and His special kind of hope!

Today in this short devotional, we’re looking at 15+ Essential Bible Verses about Hope. Each one is a powerful promise that will fill you with hope as you store them in your heart for safekeeping.

So, let’s read these scriptures on hope together…

Inspirational Words of Hope from the Bible

 

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,

                                                  Psalm 146:5

 

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”

                                                 Lamentations 3:24

 

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

                                                 Romans 8:24-25

 

 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

                                              Colossians 1:26-27

 

whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

                                        Titus 3:6-7 English Standard Version

 

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus

                                                 Titus 2:13 NASB

 

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,

                                               Hebrews 6:19 ESV

 

Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.

                                               Proverbs 24:14 NIV

 

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God of Hope Bible Verses

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                                                 Romans 15:13

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

                                                1 Peter 1:3

 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

                                                 1 Peter 1:3 NIV

 

who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

                                                1 Peter 1:21

 

And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

                                                1 John 3:3

 

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

                                               Hebrews 11:1 ESV

 

 

Best Bible Verses about Hope and Strength

 

Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the Lord.

                                                    Psalm 21:34

 

but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

                                                 Isaiah 40:31 NIV

 

Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.

                                              Psalm 31:24 NIV

 

 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

                                                Ephesians 1:18-20 NIV

 

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

                                               1 Peter 5:10 NIV

 

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

                                             1 Thessalonians 5:8 NKJV

 

Bible Verses about Hope in Hard Times

 

rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer

                                                   Romans 12:12 NKJV

 

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

                                                   Hebrews 10:23

 

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.

                                                    Psalm 42:5

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

                                                  Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

 

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

                                                  Romans 8:18 ESV

 

 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

                                                 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

 

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Bible Verses about Love and Hope

 

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

                                                  Romans 5:1-4 ESV

 

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

 

                                                  Romans 5:5

 

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

                                                  Romans 15:4

 

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

                                               1 Thessalonians 1:3 KJV

 

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,

                                         Psalm 33:18 English Standard Version

 

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

                                                Hebrews 10:23-24 ESV

 

 

Bible Verses about Hope and Trust

 

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, And whose hope is the Lord.

                                                Jeremiah 17:7

 

For You are my hope, O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth.

                                                Psalm 71:5

 

 

Faith Hope and Love Verse

 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

                                              1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

 

 

When hope seems like a lost cause, this Essential Collection of Bible Verses about Hope will carry you through to the other side. I pray you will store them in your heart, put your trust in God, and see hope rise!

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Calming Bible Verses about Peace

Calming Bible Verses about Peace

What is peace in the Bible?

Have you ever wondered… What does the Bible say about having peace in hard times? These Calming Bible Verses about Peace will answer the question, what is peace in the Bible? And they will show you how to find peace in God when you need it the most.

 

Encouraging Scriptures on Peace

Do you struggle with worry, fear, or doubt? Do you feel like your life is one catastrophe after another? Do you think peace is something that’s only talked about in church or in those feel-good movies on TV?

Yeah… I feel ya!

In our society, peace is a fleeting feeling, here one minute and gone the next. The world tells us we just need a mini-vacay, a shopping spree, or a pedicure and then we’ll have the peace we’re after.

Believe me, I love a girl’s day out as much as anyone, but these things will only distract us for a short time. Eventually, life catches up with us and we’re right back where we started, stressed out and knee-deep in chaos.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. The solution to all of the negativity is out there, and it can be yours if you want it.

Finding peace isn’t as hard as you might think. It’s found in the encouraging scriptures on peace in the Bible and given to us by our loving Heavenly Father for the hard times we face every day.

Peace of God

God gives us peace, real peace. It’s different from the peace the world offers, and it doesn’t cost a dime!

While fear and worry threaten to tear us apart from the inside out, they don’t stand a chance against the peace of God!

His peace calms the storm of life, and slays the beast of worry, fear, and doubt.

If we want to find the peace of God all we need to do is turn to the scriptures.

So, I decided to put together some Calming Bible Verses about Peace.

Once you read them, you’ll understand how God’s peace is the opposite of the world’s peace.

You’ll start to see His peace take shape in your life. And soon, the worry, fear, and doubt will fade away as you discover real and lasting peace is only a prayer away.

Let’s dive into these Bible Verses about peace, shall we?…

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Prince of Peace Bible Verses

Jesus is called the Prince of Peace for a reason.

Because He is our Savior, our Redeemer, and Peace itself!

When life is anything but peaceful and chaos is the reigning force in our lives… He says “Peace, be still”, and calms the raging storm. This is the peace that only comes from knowing Jesus.

So, let’s read these Prince of Peace Bible Verses, plus the Bible Verse about calming the storm together.

And may the peace of Christ rule in your heart!

 

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

                                     Isaiah 9:6

 


Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

                                    Isaiah 9:7 NKJV

 

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

                                   John 14:27

 

 

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

                                John 16:33  

 

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

                                   Colossians 3:15 NIV

 

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

                                   Colossians 3:15 NKJV

 

Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

                                   Mark 4:39

 

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Inspirational Peace Bible Verses

Living a Christian life is full of blessings…Salvation, forgiveness, love, and yes…peace! These next inspirational Bible verses speak to the peace we find when we put our trust in the Lord.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

                                  Philippians 4:6-7

 

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

                                   Isaiah 26:3

 

 

Beautiful Bible Verses about Peace and Strength from Psalms

Some of my favorite Bible Verses about Peace come from the Psalms. The words of the psalmist is always encouraging during difficult times and remind me to lean on the peace of God that only comes from Him.

In these Psalms on Peace, we find a quiet place to rest in God’s embrace.

 

The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.

                                   Psalm 29:11

  

Great peace have those who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble.

                                  Psalm 119:165

 

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

                                 Psalm 4:8 ESV

 

In his days may the righteous flourish,
and peace abound, till the moon be no more!

                                Psalm 72:7 ESV

 

May the righteous flourish in his days, As well as an abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

                                Psalm 72:7 NASB

 

He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

                                 Psalm 23:2-4 NKJV

 

I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly.

                                  Psalm 85:8 NIV


Unfailing love and truth have met together. Righteousness and peace have kissed!

                                  Psalm 85:10 NLT

The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.

                                  Psalm 29:11 NLT

 

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Old Testament Bible Verses about Peace

 

The Old Testament is filled with scriptures on peace. Each one gives us encouragement and strength for the long road ahead. And they offer us healing and comfort in the hard times we face.

I pray these powerful verses will fill you heart with peace and give you peace of mind to take with you on life’s journey.

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

                                  Isaiah 53:5 NIV

 

A heart at peace gives life to the body,
but envy rots the bones.

                                  Proverbs 14:30 NIV

 

 “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.”

When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.”

                                  Daniel 10:19 NIV

 

Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called blessed.

                                   Proverbs 3:16-18 ESV

 

 
How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!                                 

                                  Isaiah 52:7 NKJV

 

And the effect of righteousness will be peace,
and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

                                   Isaiah 32:17 ESV

 

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

                                 Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

 

The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace

                                  Numbers 6:26 NKJV

For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

                                 Isaiah 54:10 NKJV

 

For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

                                   Isaiah 55:12 NKJV

 

David built an altar there to the Lord and sacrificed burnt offerings and peace offerings. And the Lord answered his prayer for the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.

                                 2 Samuel 24:25 NLT

 

Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

                                   Jeremiah 33:6 NIV

 

When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

                                   Proverbs 16:7 NKJV

 

And Hezekiah gave encouragement to all the Levites who taught the good knowledge of the Lord; and they ate throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings and making confession to the Lord God of their fathers.

                                   2 Chronicles 30:22 NKJV

 

For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you.

                                    Proverbs 3:2 NKJV

 

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children.

                                  Isaiah 54:13 NKJV

 

The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.

                                 Isaiah 59:8 NKJV

 

My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation,
In secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places,

                                Isaiah 32:18 NKJV

 

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New Testament Bible Verses about Peace

The Lord Jesus Christ is called the Prince of Peace. When we believe in Him, the God of peace fills our whole selves with peace, body, spirit, and soul.

It is a special kind of peace that you won’t find in the world. Only Christians have it because of our belief in the Prince of Peace Himself.

I pray you will be inspired by these New Testament Bible Verses on Peace and be filled with the peace that surpasses all understanding today!


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                                    Romans 15:13 NIV

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

                                   Galatians 5:22-23 ESV

 

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

                                  Romans 16:20 ESV

 


For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

                                  Romans 14:17 ESV

 

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

                                    James 3:17 ESV

 

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

                                   Hebrews 12:11 NIV


Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

                                    Matthew 5:9 NIV

 

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

                                   James 3:18 NIV

 

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

                                    Romans 5:1-2 NIV

 

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

                                     Romans 5:1 NLT

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.

                                    1 Corinthians 14:33 NLT

 

For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

                                   1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV

 

Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

                                      2 Timothy 2:22 NIV

 

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                    1 Thessalonians 5:23 NIV

 

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

                                     Ephesians 4:3 NIV

 

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

                                     1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV

 

Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.

                                      John 20:19 NKJV

 

 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,

                                     2 Peter 1:2 NKJV


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?

                                     Matthew 6:26-27 NIV

 

Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

                                    Luke 2:14 NKJV

 

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

                                    Philippians 4:7 NLT

Live at Peace

What does it mean to live in peace? The Bible Verses below give us a clear message about how to live at peace with everyone.

That’s because God blesses us with peace, and He wants us to live in peace with others.

I know it can seem like we have no control over a peaceful existence with our neighbors. But we always have a choice between stirring up conflict or working towards harmony.

In the heat of the moment, God says to offer an olive branch instead of a curt reply and to choose peace over adversity.

Here’s what the Bible says about living in peace…

 

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.                              

                                 Romans 12:18 NIV

 

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:

                                 Hebrews 12:14

 

Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.

                                 1 Peter 3:11

 

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.

                                  Proverbs 12:20

 

Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.

                                 Romans 14:19

 

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

                                Romans 14:19 NIV

 

Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

                                 James 3:18

 

Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.

                                Psalm 34:14

 

Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.

                                 1 Peter 10:11 ESV

 

Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

                               2 Corinthians 13:11 NKJV

 

 

Prayer for calmness and peace

God’s peace comes from knowing Him and seeing His hand move in your life. And I truly hope these Calming Bible Verses about Peace have touched your heart and renewed your spirit.

Before we go, I’d like to share one last verse. This is my prayer for calmness and peace in your life today…

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

                                2 Thessalonians 3:16

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Strong Bible Verses for Father’s Day

Strong Bible Verses for Father's Day

Father’s Day is the time we set aside to honor the man we call Dad. His strength and encouragement are paramount in our lives. And no matter how old we get, he’s the one we turn to for wisdom and guidance.

The relationship between a father and child is the mirror image of a Christian’s connection with God the Father. It is meant to be close, personal and lifelong.

In my life, my dad has always been faithful to point me to Jesus and guide me to His truth. This source of unwavering strength has given me the resolve to push past the hard times and move forward in faith even when it seemed impossible. What a blessing it is to have a strong father who loves the Lord!

Plus, my dad and I have so many things in common. We love antiques and shopping for them together. We love old black and white movies, especially if they have Cary Grant in them. And we may not love it, but we work pretty well as a team on home repair projects.

So, as Father’s Day approaches, I wanted to share some Strong Bible Verses for Father’s Day. I hope they’ll encourage you as you think back on all the wonderful things your father has done over the years. And give you some inspiration in your relationship with him going forward.

Additionally, they are the perfect addition to your Father’s Day card!

Let’s jump right into these scriptures about Father’s Day…

 

Bible Verses about a Father’s Blessings

The father of a righteous child has great joy;
a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.

                                                 Proverbs 23:24

The righteous man walks in his integrity;
His children are blessed after him.

                                                 Proverbs 20:7

 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

                                              Psalm 127:3-5

 

Children’s children are the crown of old men,
And the glory of children is their father.

                                           Proverbs 17:6 NKJV

 

The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.

                                       Proverbs 20:7 New International Version

 

Do not eat it, so that it may go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord.

                                       Deuteronomy 12:25 NIV

 

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.

                                       Psalm 127:4 New International Version

 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

                                           3 John 1:4 NKJV

 

Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.

Their children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.

                                             Psalm 112:1-3 NIV

For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.

                                          Genesis 18:19 ESV

 

 

Father’s Day Bible Verses about Honoring Your Parents

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

                                                  Ephesians 6:1-3

 

 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

                                                 Exodus 20:12

 

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

                                                Deuteronomy 5:16

 

For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’ they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

                                                Matthew 15:4-6

 

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Father’s Day Bible Verses about Listening to Your Father

 

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.

                                              Proverbs 1:8-9

 

My son, keep your father’s command
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Bind them always on your heart;
fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.

                                              Proverbs 6:20-22

 

Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

                                            Proverbs 22:6

 

Listen to your father, who gave you life,
and do not despise your mother when she is old.
 Buy the truth and do not sell it—
wisdom, instruction and insight as well.

                                          Proverbs 23:22-23

 

Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

                                         Psalm 34:11 NKJV

 

When I was a son with my father,
tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
he taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart hold fast my words;
keep my commandments, and live.’

                                          Proverbs 4:3-4 ESV

 

I have instructed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.

                                          Proverbs 4:11 NASB

 

 

Father’s Day Bible Verses about Discipline

My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor detest His correction;
For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

                                            Proverbs 3:11-12

 

 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

                                            Hebrews 12:7

 

He who spares his rod hates his son,
But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

                                          Proverbs 13:24

 

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

                                         Ephesians 6:4 NIV

 

And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.

                                        Malachi 4:6 NKJV

 

My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.

                                       Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV

 

Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live!

                                       Hebrews 12:9 NIV

 

 

Father’s Day Bible Verses about God the Father

yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

                                             1 Corinthians 8:6

 

Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

                                             Matthew 23:9

 

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”

                                             Galatians 4:6

 

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

                                             John 14:2

 

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!

                                             Luke 11:13

 

As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;

                                             Psalm 103:13

 

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

                                           Joshua 24:15 NIV

 

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.

                                          Proverbs 14:26 NKJV

 

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him,
and his righteousness to children’s children,
 to those who keep his covenant
and remember to do his commandments.

                                         Psalm 103:17-18 ESV

 

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!

                                         Matthew 7:11 ESV

 

And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

                                        Deuteronomy 6:6-9 NKJV

 

And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

                                          Deuteronomy 4:1 ESV

 

 

Father’s Day Scriptures for Strength

 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

                                           Ephesians 6:12 NIV


Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

                                          Ephesians 6:13 NIV

 

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

                                         Ephesians 6:14-15 NIV

 


In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

                                         Ephesians 6:16 NIV

 

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

                                         Ephesians 6:17 NKJV

 

Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

                                          Joshua 1:6 NKJV

 

Father’s Day Scriptures for Husbands

 

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.

                                        Ephesians 5:28 NIV

 

Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.

                                       Psalm 128:3 NIV

 

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.

                                       Ephesians 5:31-32 NIV

 

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her  to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,  and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

                                       Ephesians 5:25-27 NIV

 

For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.

                                      1 Corinthians 7:4 ESV

 

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

                                     1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV

 

 

Father’s Day Bible Verses about Love

 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

                                      1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV

 


If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.

                                     1 Corinthians 13:2 NLT

 

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

                                      1 Peter 4:8 NIV

 

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

                                       Proverbs 3:3-4 NIV

 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

                                      1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NIV

 

 

Father’s Day Scriptures about Eternal Life

 

Then Jesus shouted out again, and he released his spirit. At that moment the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, rocks split apart, and tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead.

                                         Matthew 27:50-52 NLT

 

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

                                        Philippians 1:6 NIV

 

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.

                                        Matthew 19:29 NIV

 

For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

                                       1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV

 

 

Scriptures about the Prodigal Son for Father’s Day


So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

                                          Luke 15:20 New International Version

 

But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.

                                         Luke 15:22 NIV

 

 

P.S. In case you didn’t know, my father is also my hand model in each work of art you see here on Master’s Hand Collection. I chose him to represent the hand of God because of the close relationship we have and his strong faith in Jesus Christ. And he thinks it’s kinda funny being a hand model. I guess that wasn’t on his bucket list.

I truly pray these Strong Bible Verses for Father’s Day have shined a light on your relationship with your earthly father, and more importantly with your Heavenly Father!

Let me know which scripture for Father’s Day spoke to your heart in the comments below. I promise to answer back and pray for you.

Have a very Happy Father’s Day!

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Bible Verses about Joy that will Fill Your Heart with Gladness

Bible Verses About Joy that will fill your heart with Gladness

Have you ever wondered… What does the Bible say about joy?

Then you’ve come to the right place! In this devotional, we’ll read Bible Verses about Joy that will fill your heart with gladness! In each one, you will discover the true joy that only comes from knowing Jesus as your Savior.

Today I’m playing “The Glad Game” by channeling my inner Pollyanna and sharing these Bible verses about joy that will fill your heart with gladness.

If like me, you’re a fan of the book or movie, you know that the glad game is a central part of the story of Pollyanna.

Her father made up this game to teach her how to deal with the disappointments in her life. And he showed her that by focusing on the things that bring joy instead of sorrow she could rise above and overcome any hardship.

Likewise, our Heavenly Father has given us the one tool we need to play our own version of the glad game, the Bible.

It’s through His Word, God teaches us how to overcome the difficult circumstances we are faced with every day.

Joy in the Bible is a big topic. And this powerful verse from Philippians has a very close relationship to the glad game because it tells us to focus on the positive instead of the negative …

whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

                                                            Philippians 4:8

Our version of the glad game is not about pretending we don’t know or see the bad things going on around us. Of course, we do.

But God commands us to not let negativity weigh us down or take hold within us. Instead, He wants us to put our thoughts and energy into the goodness that surrounds us every day.

When we do, God promises to renew our hearts and minds. Refresh our souls. And give us strength for the journey ahead.

We can choose joy over sorrow! And find true happiness in our faith!

With that in mind, let’s play “The Glad Game” by looking at some scriptures about joy that are sure to fill our hearts with gladness. God’s Word is full of them! And we’re sure to see the goodness of God in each scripture.

Are you ready? Let’s start with some of my favorite Bible Verses about the Joy of the Lord.

Best Bible Verses about Joy in the Lord

Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

                                                      Nehemiah 8:10

 

Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

                                                     Nehemiah 8:10 NIV

 

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

                                                      Psalm 16:11 NKJV


You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

                                                    Psalm 16:11 NIV

 

You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.

                                                      Acts 2:28

 

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.

                                                   John 15:11

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                                                   Romans 15:13

 

Read this Joyful Bible Study: In His Presence is Fullness of Joy

  

Bible Verses about Joy and Happiness

 

You have put gladness in my heart,
More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.

                                                   Psalm 4:7

 

You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

                                                   Hebrews 1:9

 

He who heeds the word wisely will find good,
And whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.

                                                  Proverbs 16:20

 

Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves.

                                                Romans 14:22

 

You have enlarged the nation
and increased their joy;
they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest,
as warriors rejoice
when dividing the plunder.

                                              Isaiah 9:3 NIV

 

The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will rejoice over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

                                             Zephaniah 3:17 NASB

 

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

                                            Zephaniah 3:17 KJV

 

Bible Verses about Joy in the Morning

 

Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.

                                                      Psalm 30:5

 

My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

                                                   Psalm 130:6

 

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I entrust my life.

                                                  Psalm 143:8 NIV

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Bible Verses about Joy in Suffering

 

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

                                                    1 Peter 4:12-13

 

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

                                                     James 1:2-4 NKJV

 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,

                                                    James 1:2 NIV

 

Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you.

                                                     John 16:22

 

 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

                                                    1 Peter 1:7-8 NKJV

 

These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 

                                                   1 Peter 1:7-8 NIV

 

obtaining as the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

                                                  1 Peter 1:9 NASB

 

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

                                                 Romans 5:3 ESV

 

And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, 

                                                1 Thessalonians 1:6 NKJV

 

I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

                                              2 Corinthians 7:4 ESV

 

I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy despite all our troubles.

                                              2 Corinthians 7:4 NLT

Read the Bible Study: A Reason to Rejoice and Be Glad

 

Uplifting Joyful Bible Verses

 

Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

                                                     Isaiah 12:3

 

looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

                                                   Hebrews 12:2

 

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.                                               

                                                 Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV

Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

                                                Hebrews 12:3 NLT

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

                                                   Habakkuk 3:18

 

 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—  to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.                                             

                                                  Jude 1:24-25

 

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

                                                   Galatians 5:22-23

 

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

                                                Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Read More: How to Rejoice in the Lord Always

 

Bible Verses about Joy and Thankfulness

 

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.

 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.

                                               Psalm 95:1-3 NIV

 

With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:

“He is good;
his love toward Israel endures forever.”

And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

                                                 Ezra 3:11 NIV

 

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

                                                Colossians 2:6-7

 

Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.

                                               Ecclesiastes 9:7 ESV

 

 

Beautiful Psalms about Joy

The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

                                            Psalm 126:3 NIV

 

The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; And in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

                                          Psalm 21:1 NKJV

 

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

                                          Psalm 51:12 ESV

 


Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

                                          Psalm 37:4 ESV

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

                                        Psalm 136:1 ESV

 

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

                       Psalm 95:1 English Standard Version of the Bible

 

I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

                                       Psalm 119:111 NASB


The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.

                                     Psalm 22:26 NLT


the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is pure,
enlightening the eyes;

                                    Psalm 19:8 ESV

 

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

                                        Psalm 94:19 ESV

 

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

                                       Psalm 118:24 KJV

 

May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.

                                       Psalm 20:5 NIV

 

Inspirational Old Testament Scriptures on Joy

A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

                                       Proverbs17:22 NASB

 

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

                                       Proverbs 17:22 NIV

 

The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree— all the trees of the field—are dried up. Surely the people’s joy is withered away.

                                      Joel 1:12 NIV

 

Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation! And look! I will create Jerusalem as a place of happiness. Her people will be a source of joy.

                                         Isaiah 65:18 NLT

 

And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away.

                                        Nehemiah 12:43 NIV


Your words were found and I ate them, And Your words became a joy to me and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, Lord God of armies.

                                       Jeremiah 15:16 NASB

Read the Devotional: Heartfelt Bible Verses about Love

Encouraging New Testament Scriptures on Joy

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

                                        Romans 14:17 NIV


I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

                                       3 John 1:4 NASB

 

Now I beg you, brethren, through the Lord Jesus Christ, and through the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in prayers to God for me, that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints, that I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may be refreshed together with you.

                                     Romans 15:30-32 NKJV

 

His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

                                    Matthew 25:23 NKJV

 

And so the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

                                    Luke 2:10-11 NASB

 

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

                                      Romans 5:1-2 NKJV

 

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

                                     Luke 15:7 NIV


Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

                                      Luke 15:10 NKJV

 

But godliness with contentment is great gain.

                                     1 Timothy 6:6

 

The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!

                                      John 4:36 NLT

 

But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

                                       Acts 20:24 NKJV

 

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

                                      Philippians 2:1-2 ESV

We all face difficult situations in life. But as God’s children, we don’t have to let the hard times drag us down. Biblical joy is God’s plan for those of us who believe in Jesus Christ.

What I love most about the story of Pollyanna is her infectious positivity. The joy she had quickly spread throughout her town and changed the hearts of everyone she met. All it only took to make a real impact was one little girl who had the gumption to share her joyful worldview.

We can have that same gumption too.

By allowing these scriptures on joy to change us from the inside out, we can have a positive outlook and make a real impact for God’s kingdom.

And when we follow the simple guidance inside of these verses about joy from the Word of God, the fruit of the Spirit… love, joy and peace will be with us wherever we go.

People will see the difference in us. And before we know it, the joy of the Lord will spread like wildfire to all those around us. And God’s joy will have a lasting, positive effect in our communities.

I truly hope these Bible Verses about joy that will fill your heart with gladness will get you through the tough times and remind you of all Jesus has done in your life.

And I pray everyone around you will feel the joy the Lord surrounding them today.

May the grace, peace, and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

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Powerful Bible Verses about Grace

What does the Bible say about grace? And what is the meaning of grace? These Powerful Bible Verses about Grace give us the answers.

Grace is a word that gets thrown around a lot in Christian circles. Theologians and other “smart people” spend countless hours debating the concept of grace. And because there are so many scriptures on grace, it’s a topic that deserves discussion. But grace is not just for theologians to debate. It’s something for every believer, not only to understand but to possess.

When I think of grace, I see in my mind a beautiful ballerina taking the stage. Her hair is pulled up in the perfect ballet bun, her organza and tulle tutu frames her body just right and her pirouette is on pointe, y’all. The way she turns and spins and jumps through the air, oh, what grace! And she is graceful! But this type of grace is different from Biblical grace.

So, what exactly is grace? Hint… it’s not the prayer we say before a meal. Although, it’s always a good idea to thank God for everything He’s given to us.

Instead, grace is God’s favor bestowed on those who believe in His Son, Jesus. It is the power of God to freely forgive our sin even though we don’t deserve it. That seems simple enough, and really it is.

So together, let’s dive deep into these powerful Bible verses about grace and answer this question…

What does the Bible say about grace? And discover the full meaning of grace in our lives.

God’s grace gives us salvation

There is nothing we can do to earn salvation. We just don’t have the power to save ourselves. But that’s okay because God has given us a way to be saved. His grace and mercy were poured out through His Son, our Savior on the cross. And these scriptures on grace attest to the fact that faith in Jesus and the free gift of grace combined are the one thing that has the power to give us salvation. Grace is yours if you choose to accept Jesus as your Savior. He is the One and only way to grace and forgiveness of sin.

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

                                               Ephesians 2:8-9

 

who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,

                                              2 Timothy 1:9

For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

                                              John 1:17

 

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

                                             Ephesians 1:7

 

not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

                                             Titus 3:3-7

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

                                        Ephesians 2:4-5 NKJV

 

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

                                      Titus 2:11-14 English Standard Version

 

And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

                                       Acts 4:33 ESV

 

And behold, a man came up to him, saying, “Teacher, what good deed must I do to have eternal life?”

                                      Matthew 19:16 ESV

 

For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

                                     Romans 3:20 ESV

 

To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.

                                    Acts 10:43 ESV

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God gives us grace upon grace

Thankfully, grace, God’s favor, is not a one-and-done proposition. We receive His grace continually, daily in fact. The more we need grace, the more God gives it to us.

 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

“God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”

                                            James 4:6

 

  And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.

 

                                           John 1:16

 

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

                                          2 Corinthians 9:8

Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

                                   Romans 11:33 NLT


But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.

                                  Ephesians 4:7 English Standard Version

 

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

                                 1 Peter 4:10 NIV

 

For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

                                 Romans 5:17 ESV

 


Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

                                 Proverbs 3:34 KJV

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Jesus said My grace is sufficient for you

What power does grace give us?

We all know hard times will surely come our way. And we may feel weak and powerless when they do. But Jesus told us My grace is sufficient for you, It’s His grace that gives us strength and power to continue on. As the children’s hymn, Jesus Loves Me, says, “They are weak, but He is strong.”

 

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

                                            2 Corinthians 12:9

 

 

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

                                          Hebrews 4:16

 

But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

                                        1 Peter 5:10

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

                                 Hebrews 4:16 ESV

 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

                                2 Corinthians 12:9 NIV

 

So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

                                 Acts 20:32 NKJV

 

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

                                2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NIV

 

We can grow in grace and watch it blossom in our lives

God’s grace is given to us the minute we know Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. And there’s nothing that can take grace away from us. But each day that we live with Jesus, we learn more about Him and His character. We go deeper into grace, grow in it, and learn more from it. Grace takes root in our hearts and we see it blossom in our lives. As we see in these Bible verses about grace it simply becomes a part of who we are as believers.

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

                                           2 Peter 3:18

 

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

                                           Titus 2:11-14

 

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord…

                                          2 Peter 1:2

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

                                 2 Peter 3:18 ESV

 

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

                                Ephesians 4:15 NIV

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Amazing Grace Bible Verse

We all know the hymn Amazing Grace. It’s one of the most popular songs in history. But are the words of this hymn found in the holy scriptures?

The New Testament is full of scriptures about God’s grace. But there’s one verse that must have served as an inspiration for this great hymn.

Both Ephesians 2:8-9 and the lyrics of Amazing Grace tell us how we can have the favor of God and receive the free gift of grace.

Let’s read two different versions of this Bible verse about grace and compare it to the beautiful Amazing Grace lyrics.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

                                          Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

                                         Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

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The Meaning of Grace

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, since otherwise grace is no longer grace.

                                Romans 11:6 NIV

  

Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

                               Hebrews 10:29 NKJV

 

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we also have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we celebrate in hope of the glory of God.

                               Romans 5:1-2 NASB

 

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

                               Genesis 6:8 NKJV

 

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.

                               2 Corinthians 8:9 English Standard Version

 


Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all

                               Romans 4:16 NKJV

 

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience  among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ by grace you have been saved and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

                               Ephesians 2:1-7 ESV

 

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.

                               2 Corinthians 13:14 NASB

I hope these powerful Bible verses about grace have given you a place to start thinking about the meaning of grace in your life. God has so much He wants to give to you. I pray that you will accept it and grow in grace and knowledge. To Him be the glory! Blessings to you!

 

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Trusting God Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense Proverbs 3:5-6

Trusting God Even When It Doesn't Make Sense Proverbs 3:5-6

What does the scripture Proverbs 3:5-6 mean?

We’ve all heard the inspirational scripture from Proverbs 3:5-6. It tells us to trust in the Lord with all our heart. But how can we do that when life doesn’t make sense? In this devotion, we’ll read this verse and learn 4 Steps to Trusting God Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense.

But first, let’s read the Bible stories of two people who decided to trust God’s plan when it didn’t make sense. They are more than the earthly parents of our Lord Jesus Christ, they’re a great example of trusting God even when it doesn’t make sense.

Mary the Mother of Jesus

Imagine being fifteen and pregnant, not knowing what would happen to you.

Could you turn to your parents for support or would you face your future motherhood alone? Would the kids at school still be your friends, or would they give you judgmental stares?

Mary, the mother of Jesus, faced a similar circumstance.

As a betrothed young woman, showing up pregnant was a big no-no. She was under contract to marry Joseph, and a breach of that contract meant she would lose everything.

Instead of judgmental stares from her classmates, she would have been shamed in the public eye.

At best, her husband would leave her, and she would be an outcast for the rest of her life. At worst, she would be stoned.

When Mary turned up pregnant, she faced a very unsure future.

And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”
                                                                        
“For with God nothing is impossible.” Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” 

                                                              Luke 1:28-35; 37-38 NKJV  

Trusting God When It Doesn’t Make Sense

Even though it didn’t make any sense how she, a virgin, could conceive and give birth to a child, Mary believed what God’s messenger, Gabriel, told her with an open heart.

In the midst of her dilemma, her faith was unshakeable. She knew she could count on God to see her through because He is always reliable.

She chose to trust God’s plan for her life.

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Joseph

At the same time, Mary was facing the news of her pregnancy, her betrothed Joseph also had a choice to make.

He could continue with his marriage to Mary, knowing she was carrying a child that was not his, or he could cancel the marriage contract and leave her in disgrace, alone to face the crowd.

Being a godly man, Joseph chose to end the marriage quietly so Mary’s life wouldn’t be ruined. But God intervened on Mary’s behalf and sent an angel to speak to Joseph.

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,  because he will save his people from their sins.”

                                         Matthew 1:20-21 NIV

It must have been confusing and frightening for Joseph to hear these words.

Because let’s be honest, it’s pretty crazy to think a woman could suddenly be pregnant and still be a virgin, right?

But Joseph believed what the angel said and took Mary as his wife. In doing so, He chose to trust God and to continue on the path God put him on.

Mary and Joseph both trusted God even when it didn’t make sense. They believed God is faithful and His plan would be fulfilled in their lives.

They didn’t understand it all, but they followed God anyway.

Because of their faith, God chose them to play a big part in the promised Messiah coming into this world. And we are all blessed by their decision to trust God.

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Trusting God’s Plan

How does the story of Mary and Joseph affect our lives?

Because of our faith in His Son, God has chosen us too!

Just like Mary and Joseph, we each have a part to play in God’s amazing plan!

When we think of Mary and Joseph, we tend to put them on a pedestal.

We picture two amazing people, chosen by God to bring about His plan.

The perfect couple, unafraid, and trusting God in all things.

We see them like they appear in the nativity on our table, angelic and holding the baby Jesus in their arms. Halos surround their heads as they gaze into the eyes of the child who would one day die on a cross for our sins. It’s a beautiful picture of grace under fire.

And this is the way we want to see ourselves too. But we know deep down we’re not perfect, we don’t have halos around our heads, and we aren’t always the picture of grace we want to be. So how could God ever use us in His plan?

What does it mean to trust in the Lord with all your heart?

Let’s read this Bible verse from Proverbs 3. It gives us 4 steps to trusting God even when it doesn’t make sense…

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

 Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

#1 Trust in the Lord with all your heart

God wants our whole heart! Not a tiny little piece of it. So, the first step is simply to trust Him with all your heart.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

                                 Psalm 37:3-4 NIV

The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.

                                 Psalm 28:7 NIV

#2 Lean not on your own understanding

Our understanding isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Because we see the world as it is right now.

But God sees things differently. He knows our past, our present, and our future. And He puts all of those together to work for our good. Once we realize we don’t know it all and our understanding fails us, that’s when God steps in.

Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

                                 Psalm 20:7 ESV


Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

                                Isaiah 26:4 ESV

#3 In all your ways acknowledge Him

Blessings come from God. Period.

And God is asking us to understand and acknowledge where everything we have, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual comes from.

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.

                                 Psalm 9:10 ESV

 

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.

                                 Psalm 136:1 ESV

#4 He shall direct your path

This is the result of trusting God even when it doesn’t make sense.

God is with us and when we put our trust in Him, He will get us where we need to be according to His perfect plan.

Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.

                                  Psalm 37:5 ESV

 

    
being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 

                                  Philippians 1:6 NIV

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One day it will all make sense

Maybe you don’t have it all together, I know I don’t. Maybe you don’t understand everything God has in store for you. Or maybe there’s something He’s asked you to do that seems impossible.

You want to follow God, but His plan just doesn’t make sense.

It’s okay if you don’t understand the big picture plan God has for you right now. Step out in faith the way Mary and Joseph did. Chose to trust God to lead you on the path.

Take the first step. He will give the next step, then the next one, and then the next. Eventually, you’ll get to the place He wants you to be. And one day it will all make sense.

My prayer for you is, that you will take that first step and allow God to direct your path. All it takes is trusting God even when it doesn’t make sense.

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More Motivational Bible Verses about Trusting God

The Christian life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns. And no matter how hard we try to see God’s plan for us, sometimes life doesn’t make sense.

But God’s promises are true. He is a faithful God, always ready to show us He is worthy of our trust and in control of what the future holds. Our Heavenly Father has good plans for those of us who put our trust in Him instead of our own strength.

And God’s character is on display in these motivational Bible verses about trusting God. So, if you still need a little more inspiration during the hard times, they will fill your heart with His grace and peace.

So, let’s turn to God’s Word and find encourement for the difficult situations we face every day.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

                                 Romans 15:13 ESV

 

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

                                Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

 

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

                                John 17:3 ESV

 

Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.

                                Joshua 21:45 ESV

 

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.

                               Proverbs 29:25 ESV

 

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in humans.

                               Psalm 118:8 NIV

 

They do not fear bad news;
they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

                              Psalm 112:7 NLT

 

Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the Lord will lack no good thing.

                              Psalm 34:10 NLT

 

He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.

                              Jeremiah 17:8 ESV

 

Friends, why are you doing this? We are merely human beings—just like you! We have come to bring you the Good News that you should turn from these worthless things and turn to the living God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them.

                              Acts 14:15 NLT

 


For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.

                           Matthew 20:28 NLT

 

Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true.

                             Joshua 21:45 NLT

 


As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

                            Psalm 18:30 NKJV

 

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

                           John 10:11 NASB

 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

                            Philippians 4:7 NASB

 


Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah

                            Psalm 62:8 ESV

 


But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.

                            Luke 22:69 ESV

 


Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand

                              Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

 


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

                             Matthew 6:26 NIV

 


He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.

                            Psalm 40:3 NIV

 


But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the faithfulness of God forever and ever.

                            Psalm 52:8 NASB

 


The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

                            Psalm 29:4 NKJV

 

But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

                           Ephesians 2:4-6 NKJV

As you can see, the Word of God has a lot to say to us about trusting God and relying on Him in difficult times. God’s faithfulness keeps us close to Him and lifts us up with His righteous right hand when life doesn’t make sense. So, hold tight to the promises of God found in these scriptures and He will get you through the tough times you’re facing!

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Ultimate Guide of Bible Verses for Birthdays

Ultimate Guide of Bible Verses for Birthdays

Are you wondering… What is a good Bible verse for someone’s birthday? Then, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re looking for a short verse to write on a birthday card or an inspirational scripture for special birthday wishes. There’s something for everyone in this Ultimate Guide of Bible Verses for Birthdays.

What does the Bible say about Birthdays?

Birthdays are a special day to celebrate the ones we love.

We’re thankful God put them in our lives and grateful for every moment we spend with them. Because they fill our lives with joy and bless us just by being who God created them to be.

No matter who you’re celebrating, a family member, close friend, or co-worker, they’re a gift of God. And it’s no wonder, the Word of God is filled with scriptures that are perfect for birthday blessings on our loved one’s big day.

So, let’s read the Ultimate Guide of Bible Verses for Birthdays. Each one will inspire you and your cherished relatives and friends. Write one in a birthday card, recite it at the birthday party, or make artwork inspired by it as a birthday gift.

Top Scriptures for Birthday Blessings

With these Top Birthday scriptures, you’ll rejoice and be glad in the birthday celebration, thanking God for your loved one and the day they were born! No matter who you’re celebrating, you’ll find just the right verse for birthday blessings.

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

                                   Psalm 118:24 KJV

 

Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And good health to all that is yours!

                                  1 Samuel 25:6 New International Version

 


Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

                                   James 1:17 NKJV

 

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

                                   Psalm 16:11 NKJV

 

“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” 

                                   Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV

 

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

                                   Ephesians 2:10 NIV

 

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

                                   Ephesians 2:8 NIV

 

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—

                                  1 Corinthians 1:4-5 NIV

 

For by me your days will be multiplied,
And years of life will be added to you.

                                  Proverbs 9:11 NKJV

 

Short Birthday Verses

These short birthday verses are the perfect length for birthday cards or other special occasions. They not only give your special someone a little bit of Biblical truth, but they also show God’s love and encouragement on this birthday and every day of the year.

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

                                 Psalm 37:7 NKJV

 


May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

                                Psalm 20:4 NIV

 

May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us,

                                Psalm 67:1 ESV

 

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

                                2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV

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Beautiful Birthday Bible Verses for Woman

Every godly woman deserves to be celebrated on her special day. These beautiful Bible verses are perfect for your mother, grandmother, sister, or friend. So, chose one or more to bless the godly woman in your life on her birthday. And remind her how much she is loved, by God and you.

From birth I have relied on you;
you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
I will ever praise you.

                                Psalm 71:6 NIV

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

                               Romans 15:13 ESV

 

For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.

                               Psalm 139:13 NKJV

 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

                              Proverbs 31:30-31 NIV

 

When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.

                              John 16:21 ESV

 

 

Birthday Bible Verse for Man

God’s blessings are evident in the men He puts in our lives. They are strong, courageous, and faithful.

Most of all, they are an example of what it means to live for the Lord Jesus Christ every day of the year.

Let’s celebrate him with these Bible verses for a man on his birthday.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

                              James 1:17 NIV

 

For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

                             John 6:33 KJV

 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

                             Romans 8:28 NIV

 

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

                            James 1:12 KJV

 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

                               Joshua 1:9 ESV

 

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Blessed Birthday Bible Verses for Husband

Knowing just what to write in your husband’s birthday card can be tricky. It’s easy to just say, I love you, and move on.

But with these birthday Bible verses for your husband, you’ll never go wrong. Let him know how much you care and admire his spiritual leadership with one or more of them today.

Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.

                               Psalm 1:1-2 NIV

 

He will be like a tree planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season,
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.

                              Psalm 1:3 NASB

 

Never take your word of truth from my mouth,
for I have put my hope in your laws.

                              Psalm 119:43 NIV

 

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

                             Galatians 6:9 New International Version

 

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.

                              John 3:16 NASB

 

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.

                              Ecclesiastes 4:9 NIV

 

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.

                              1 Peter 4:10 NLT

 

Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

                            Joshua 1:7 KJV

 

Inspirational Birthday Bible Verses for Daughter

A daughter is God’s most precious gift. So, turning her to God’s Word, the Holy Bible on her birthday is the very best thing you can do.

In these inspirational birthday Bible verses for your daughter, you’ll find a beautiful message from your heart to hers. Each one will inspire her faith and daily walk with Jesus. And remind her, in God’s eyes and yours, she is more precious than rubies!


She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

                                  Proverbs 3:15 NIV

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

                                 Ephesians 2:10 NKJV

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.

                               Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB

 


Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

                              Colossians 3:15 NIV

 

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

                               Proverbs 4:13 KJV


keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

                              Jude 1:21 NIV

 

For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.

                               Psalm 91:11 ESV

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Happy Birthday Bible Verses for Son

Raising a strong man of faith is the task God has given you as the parent of a son. And what could be more powerful than religious birthday wishes from you?

With these happy birthday Bible verses for your son, you can remind him of God’s strength and wisdom, as he grows into the man God always intended him to be.

The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

                             Zephaniah 3:17 NIV

 

I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.

                             Psalm 71:7 NIV

 

Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore.

                             Psalm 113:2 NIV

 

He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!

                            Psalm 103:5 NLT

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

                             Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV


I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

                             Psalm 4:11 NIV

 

Listen, my son, and accept my sayings, And the years of your life will be many.

                             Proverbs 4:10 NASB

 

But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And yet, I am going to show you a far better way.

                             1 Corinthians 12:31 NASB

Heart-Touching Birthday Verses for Friend

What a blessing and joy it is to have a faithful friend! They are there through all of life’s ups and downs. And they stick with you in the dark times and laugh along with you in the joyful ones.

So, wish them a wonderful day with one of these heart touching birthday verses for a friend.

Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

                              3 John 1:2 NIV

 

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

                              Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV

 

However many years anyone may live,
let them enjoy them all.
But let them remember the days of darkness,
for there will be many.
Everything to come is meaningless.

                            Ecclesiastes 11:8 NIV

 

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.

                            Job 8:21 NIV

 

You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips.

                             Psalm 21:2 NIV

 

he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

                             Psalm 23:3 NIV

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Uplifting Birthday Bible Verses for Myself

A new year of life has just begun. Maybe the path up ahead looks like smooth sailing, or maybe the waters are murky at best. Whatever this new year brings, God has your back.

It’s true, we all need a little encouragement from time to time. So, what could be better than reminding yourself how much God loves you on your big day? These uplifting Bible verses for your own birthday will lift you up and set you on the right path for the year to come.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

                              James 1:12 NIV

 

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

                              Psalm 16:11 NIV

 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.

                             Psalm 23:6 NKJV

 

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

                             Isaiah 41:10 NIV

 

Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you.

                            Isaiah 46:4 NIV

 

Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

                            Psalm 139:16 ESV

 

Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

                            James 1:18 NKJV

 

Encouraging Birthday Prayers

Asking God for His heart and an understanding of how we should use the time He gives us here on earth is the ideal way to spend any birthday.

These encouraging verses are the perfect beginning to a birthday prayer. They are heartfelt gifts from God’s heart. Each one teaches us to seek Him and His wisdom on our special day and every day of our lives.

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

                             Psalm 90:12 ESV

 

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever;
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known
through all generations.

                             Psalm 89:1 NIV

 

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

                             Philippians 4:7 NIV

 

For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

                            Psalm 27:5 NIV

 

O Lord, for Your servant’s sake, and according to Your own heart, You have done all this greatness, in making known all these great things.

                              1 Chronicles 17:19 NKJV

 

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.

                              Psalm 27:4 NIV

 

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

                             2 Corinthians 9:15 ESV

Birthday celebrations come in many shapes and sizes. Each one is meaningful in its own way. But sharing the Word of God and the love of Jesus is always the perfect way to mark the occasion.

I pray this Ultimate List of Bible Verses for Birthdays has helped you find just the right scripture to share with your loved one or yourself on the special day.

Happy Birthday and God bless you!

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Courageous Bible Verses for Memorial Day

Courageous Bible Verses for Memorial Day

Are you wondering… What is a good Bible Verse for Memorial Day? In this Bible Study, we’ll read some Courageous Bible Verses for Memorial Day and learn how the sacrifice of our veterans is a mirror image of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Memorial Day is a special time in the United States when we celebrate both the fallen soldier and active members of the military. Through the dedicated service and selfless sacrifice of our veterans, we have been blessed with the gift of a free society.

As we honor them this holiday, let’s also remember the most precious gift ever given, salvation.

Through the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we have received a different kind of freedom. Sin and shame no longer have a hold on us. We have been set free from them for all eternity!

These Courageous Bible Verses for Memorial Day celebrate the freedom we have in knowing Jesus, remind us of His great sacrifice, and give us courage to face each new morning.

May you be blessed with courage, and live free in Jesus today!

 

Inspirational Memorial Day Bible Verses

The Word of God is full of inspirational verses that are perfect for celebrating this special federal holiday. Each one reminds us of the gift of freedom, liberty, and justice we are blessed with.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

                                              John 15:13

 

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 

                                             Romans 12:10

 

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.

                                            1 John 3:16

 

 

Bible Verses about Courage

This collection of Bible Verses about Courage shows us God’s love for His people. He promises to never leave us no matter how hard the road becomes. And that should make us strong and courageous in the face of anything!

 

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

                                            Deuteronomy 31:6

 

The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

                                            Deuteronomy 31:8

 

“Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting?”

 

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

                                           1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NIV

 

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

                                          1 John 5:4-5

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Memorial Day Scriptures about Freedom

As we look back at the history of Memorial Day, we can understand the importance of this holiday. It was originally known as Decoration Day because it was the time when people would honor the fallen soldiers by decorating their graves or memorials.

After the Civil War, the name of this holiday was changed, but its meaning lives on today. We still honor our loved ones who have passed away. And we remember the sacrifice of our military then and now.

These brave heroes fought for our freedom. And we are thankful for them.

But these Memorial Day Scriptures about Freedom, give us a glimpse of the unfailing love of Christ. He fought for our freedom in a different way. And in Him we have eternal life and freedom.

 

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

                                          Galatians 5:1

 

Who executes justice for the oppressed,
Who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.

                                         Psalm 146:7

 

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.

                                         Romans 6:22

 

Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

                                        John 8:36

 

 

 

Bible Verses for Memorial Day about the Nations

 

Now the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. And great Babylon was remembered before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath.

                                       Revelation 16:19 NJKV

 

For this is what the Lord says: “Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, And the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; And you will be nursed, you will be carried on the hip and rocked back and forth on the knees.

                                      Isaiah 66:12 NASB

 

Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.

                                      1 Chronicles 16:24 NASB

 

 

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Memorial Day Bible Verses about Soldiers

In scripture, the Christian life is often likened to a soldier. There are many reasons why. But the most important is that we are to be like Jesus.

He made the ultimate sacrifice for us the same way a soldier fighting in a foreign land might do today. As we remember those brave men and women who have sacrificed it all on this holiday, let’s read some Bible verses about sacrifice and be inspired by their heroism.

Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His saints.

                                     Psalm 116:15 NKJV

 

Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

                                     2 Timothy 2:3 NIV

 

All these were descendants of Asher—heads of families, choice men, brave warriors and outstanding leaders. The number of men ready for battle, as listed in their genealogy, was 26,000.

                                    1 Chronicles 7:40 NIV

 

Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly.

                                    Isaiah 33:7 NIV

 

They helped David against the band of raiders, for they were all valiant mighty men, and were captains in the army.

                                   1 Chronicles 12:21 NASB

 

And you shall be filled at my table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all kinds of warriors,’ declares the Lord God.

                                    Ezekiel 39:20 English Standard Version

The Armor of God

Every good soldier needs to put on a full set of armor before entering the battlefield.

As we have already seen, Christians are warriors. And we need to be ready for the spiritual battle we face each day.

So, our Heavenly Father has given us a special kind of armor just for us. The Armor of God. With it, we are fully equipped for the battle.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

                                     Ephesians 6:10-12 NKJV

 

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

                                    Ephesians 6:13 NIV

 

For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

                                    Hebrews 4:12 NASB

 

 

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Bible Stories for Memorial Day


Joshua was a great warrior. A strategic commander of God’s army here on earth. And his story of victory is one the best Bible stories for Memorial Day.

So. Let’s read part of Joshua’s story and learn how to live by his example and fight the good fight.

 

So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.”

                                  Joshua 6:6 NIV

 

And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.”

                                 Joshua 6:7 NIV

 

The priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground, while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground.

                                 Joshua 3:17 NIV

 

and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests’ feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.

                                 Joshua 4:3 English Standard Version


and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites,

                                 Joshua 4:5 NIV

 

tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.”

                                  Joshua 4:7 NIV

 

 

God and Memorial Day

Sometimes a soldier needs a safe place to rest. And for believers, our safety is found in God alone.

So, here are some wonderful verses about God and Memorial Day. They’re great encouragement for those times when we need shelter from life’s demands.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.

                                    Psalm 46:1 NKJV

 

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.  Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.

                                   1 Chronicles 29:11-12 ESV

 

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day.

                                   Psalm 52:1 ESV

 

For they name themselves after the holy city, And lean on the God of Israel; The Lord of armies is His name.

                                   Isaiah 48:2 NASB

 

My soul waits in hope for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Yes, more than the watchmen for the morning.

                                     Psalm 130:6 NASB

 

He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire.

                                    Psalm 46:9 NKJV

 

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

                                   Hebrews 13:6 NIV

 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

                                    Psalm 91:1 NIV

 

 

Memorial Day Bible Study of Psalm 23

Just like the previous Bible verses for Memorial Day, this Bible study of Psalm 23 shows us God’s sovereignty as He gives us rest.


He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

                                   Psalm 23:2-3 NKJV

 

he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

                                  Psalm 23:3 NIV

 

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

                                 Psalm 23:4 ESV

 


Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.

                                Psalm 23:4 NLT

 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
Forever.

                              Psalm 23:6 NKJV

 

 

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Memorial Day Scriptures about Eternal Life

I have family members serving in the military right now. It’s their sacrifice and the sacrifice of so many just like them that keeps us free. And I couldn’t be more thankful to each of them.

But I’m even more grateful for the sacrifice Jesus made to set me and you free. These next scripture references are about the eternal life we have in Jesus Christ once we believe in Him.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

                                    1 Peter 1:3 NKJV

 

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

                                   2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV

 

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                                   Romans 6:23 NIV

 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                                   Romans 8:38-39 NIV

 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

                                  Romans 8:35 NIV

 

 

Memorial Day Prayers

What is a good prayer for Memorial Day?

This verse from Psalm 27 always offers serenity amid any battle.

It’s about seeking God and finding peace in Him no matter what is going on in the world around us.

And it’s the perfect prayer to offer up to our Heavenly Father on Memorial Day.

One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.

                               Psalm 27:4 NKJV

With the truth of these Memorial Day Bible Verses, we can live courageously for Jesus and share His love with everyone we meet each day!

I pray you’ll be blessed with liberty and justice knowing Jesus has made you free!

Happy Memorial Day!

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Sunny Bible Verses for Summer

Sunny Bible Verses for Summer

The Summer season is when we think of relaxing and enjoying some downtime. But God’s Word has a lot to say to us about this season. So, in this Bible Study, we’ll read some Sunny Bible Verses for Summer and discover all God has to say to us this time of year.

These Summer scriptures are perfect for memorization, cute Sunday school lessons, or a personal devotion.

Summer is in full swing, ya’ll! 😊

Golden rays of sunshine fill my heart with a renewed sense of optimism. The shade trees give me a reprieve from the rising temperature and remind me to rest in God’s embrace. Sunglasses and sunscreen are my favorite things right now. I take them with me wherever I go, and they help this very fair-skinned girl survive the scorching season.

While the sun is shining bright, and I’m looking for a cool shady place to rest, God pointed me to a quote from Christian author C. S. Lewis…

“Don’t shine so others can see you, shine so that through you, others can see Him.”

Such wise words to ponder. And truth be told, I’ve kept this quote pinned on the board above my desk for a long time. Too long, because I guess I forgot it was there. But God wanted me to think about it today and I know He wants the same for you too. Because this quote is exactly what our Christian lives are all about, pointing others to Jesus!

So, as summer turns up the heat and we look for new ways to shine for Him… let’s turn the AC up, grab an ice-cold drink, and read some Sunny Bible Verses for Summer!

God’s hand created Summer

God established the seasons when He created the earth. He made each one for our benefit and He promises they will remain as long as the earth remains.

 

You have set all the borders of the earth;
You have made summer and winter.

                                        Psalm 74:17

 

While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat, Winter and summer,
And day and night Shall not cease.

                                      Genesis 8:22

 

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

                                    Genesis 8:22 KJV

  

Summer is Near

The parable of the fig tree is our call to be ready for Christ’s return and to witness to those around us who need Him.

Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

                                      Matthew 24:32

 

and the fading flower of its glorious beauty, which is on the head of the rich valley, will be like a first-ripe fig before the summer: when someone sees it, he swallows it as soon as it is in his hand.

                                    Isaiah 28:4 ESV

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God is our Sun

What a wonderful picture, God as a sun and shield! He is our light in the darkness and protector from harm. His gives good gifts, and He gives them to us freely.

In these Bible verses about sunshine, we’ll see how God illuminates the earth for us.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.

                               Psalm 84:11

 

For so the Lord said to me,
“I will take My rest,
And I will look from My dwelling place
Like clear heat in sunshine,
Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”

                            Isaiah 18:4

 

Summer Time verses about the Sun and Moon

Another gift that comes down from the Father of lights, the sun to shine the way in daytime and the moon to glow at night. Each of these heavenly bodies speaks to the divine nature of God and the cycle of nature He alone created. These verses paint a picture of God’s sovereign character, reigning over His creation.

 

Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
The Lord of hosts is His name

                              Jeremiah 31:35

 

The sun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.

                            Habakkuk 3:11

 

The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.

                              Joel 2:10

 

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

                             James 1:17 New International Version

 

Inspirational Summer Proverbs

Proverbs is full of practical wisdom, and these scriptures are common sense at its best. If we follow them, we can’t go wrong in the summer months or any other season.

Plus, a little inspiration from Song of Solomon just for fun.

He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

                            Proverbs 10:5 NKJV

 

He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

                           Proverbs 10:5 NIV

 

The ants are a people not strong,
Yet they prepare their food in the summer;

                          Proverbs 30:25 NKJV

 

Ants are creatures of little strength,
yet they store up their food in the summer;

                         Proverbs 30:25 NIV

 

Go to the ant, O sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief,
officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
and gathers her food in harvest.

                          Proverbs 6:6-8 ESV

 

Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.

                       Song of Songs 2:12 NIV

 

Read this Bible Study: Bible Verses about Winter that will set your soul of fire!

 

Summer heat reflected in our lives

In our minds, summer is about fun and vacation, but these next Summer Bible verses are a cautionary tale.

As I read them, I’m reminded to fear the Lord and walk in His ways. I don’t want the summer heat to reflect badly in my life, so I chose to learn from the mistakes written about here.

 

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.

                                    Psalm 32:4

 

Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.

                                   Amos 8:1

 

I will destroy the winter house along with the summer house; The houses of ivory shall perish, And the great houses shall have an end,” Says the Lord.

                                Amos 3:15 NKJV

 

Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.

                              Daniel 2:35 ESV

 

Surely the great houses will become desolate,
the fine mansions left without occupants.
 A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine;
a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain.

                              Isaiah 5:9-10 NIV

 


They shall all of them be left to the birds of prey of the mountains and to the beasts of the earth. And the birds of prey will summer on them, and all the beasts of the earth will winter on them.

                              Isaiah 18:6 ESV

 

 

Encouraging Summer Bible Verses in the Psalms

The book of Psalms is full of encouragement for every season of life! And there are so many beautiful psalms to inspire us during the summer break.

Let’s read a few of these scripture quotations and find encouragement for the sunny days ahead.

 

It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.

                                 Psalm 74:17 NIV

 


From the rising of the sun to its setting, The name of the Lord is to be praised.

                                Psalm 113:3 NASB

 

Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time
is a trustworthy messenger to the one who sends him;
he refreshes the spirit of his master.

                               Psalm 25:13 NIV

 

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.

                             Psalm 1:3 NIV

 

He turns a wilderness into pools of water, And dry land into watersprings.

                            Psalm 107:35 NKJV

 

Learn more about the different seasons in this devotional: Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

 

Bible Verses about Summer Fruit

 

The blessings of God are the meaning behind these next Bible verses about Summer fruit.

When we walk with God and follow His will for our lives, God’s blessings are as abundant as the growing season in summer.

But when we go our own way, God removes His blessings and draws us back to Himself.

I pray they will help you the next time you feel far from God and His blessings.

 

When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine.

                                2 Samuel 16:1 ESV

 

And the king said to Ziba, “What do you mean to do with these?” So Ziba said, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride on, the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine for those who are faint in the wilderness to drink.”

                             2 Samuel 16:2 NKJV

 

O vine of Sibmah! I will weep for you with the weeping of Jazer.
Your plants have gone over the sea,
They reach to the sea of Jazer.
The plunderer has fallen on your summer fruit and your vintage.

                               Jeremiah 48:32 NKJV

 

they all came back to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, from all the countries where they had been scattered. And they harvested an abundance of wine and summer fruit.

                              Jeremiah 40:12 New International Version

 

Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt,

                             Genesis 41:29 NIV

 

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.

                            Genesis 1:29 NIV

 

Summer Bible Verses about a New Beginning

Sometimes we need a new beginning. And the next scriptures are about that desire. Not just within our own selves, but in God’s heart too. He wants to give us good things. And He wants to have a close relationship with us.

So, He sent His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to give us the Kingdom of God and all that comes with it!

 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

                             Revelation 1:1-2 ESV

and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood

                           Revelation 1:5 ESV

 

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 

                           Romans 1:20 NKJV

 

Read these Heartwarming Bible Verses for Fall

 

A Little “Sonshine” to bask in today!

I wanted to end on a happy note. And what could possibly be better than the words of our Savior, Christ Jesus?!

The eternal life we have in Him is the greatest gift we will ever receive. So, let’s shine forth and reflect His glorious light!

Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.

                             Matthew 13:43 NKJV

 

As you can see, the Word of God is full of inspiration and encouragement for the summer season. And the lazy days of Summer are the perfect time to connect with God.

So, I pray these Sunny Bible Verses for Summer have refreshed your mind and revived your spirit. Most of all I hope they have helped you see the “Sonshine” in your life! Bask in His love, drink it in, and shine bright!

Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation! 😊 And may you see God’s hand in your life now and always!

 

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Precious Bible Verses for Mother’s Day

Precious Bible Verses for Mother's Day

Are you looking for the perfect Bible Verse for a Mother’s Day card, to recite as part of your Mother’s Day gift, or to include in a Sunday School lesson? These Precious Bible Verses for Mother’s Day have something for everyone. So, let’s celebrate mom on her big day with this collection of Bible Verses all about her!

 

It’s the time of year we set aside to celebrate the most precious woman in our lives… our Mother. She’s the one who brought us into this world and made us the person we are today.

My mother was a strong independent career woman. The very definition of a modern-day Proverbs 31 woman.

But she was more than that to me. She was my best friend and confidant. The person I could always turn to no matter what. She listened patiently to all of my problems, secrets, and dreams.

She held me close when I hurt and gave me the nickname “Precious”. Because that’s what I was to her, and she was never afraid to let me know it.

She was also a lot of fun and had a way of turning everyday things into a game. She was an amazing lady who loved her children and put us above herself.

But my mom’s greatest gift to me and my brother was her love for the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a gifted Bible teacher, sharing her knowledge in Sunday school classes, Wednesday night Precept meetings, family gatherings, and most importantly in our own home.

What a blessing it was to grow up in a house where I was taught God’s Word every single day!

This is where we begin our look at Precious Bible Verses for Mother’s Day! There’s something here for everyone. So, let’s dive in an learn what the Bible says about a good mother.

Inspirational Mother’s Day Verses

 

Being a great mom is about nurturing your children, taking care of their physical needs, and building a secure family life for them to thrive in. A mom’s dedication to daily providing for her kids is inspiring.

So, these inspirational Mother’s Day verses are a great way to start off our devotional dedicated to moms everywhere.

 

Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.

                                 1 Peter 3:4 NIV

 

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

                                 Proverbs 14:1 NIV

 

Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

                                 Proverbs 3:16 ESV

 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.

                                 3 John 1:4 NIV

 

It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.

                                 2 John 1:4 NIV

 

Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:

                                1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV

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Beautiful Bible Verses about A Mother’s Teaching

A mother’s most important job is to teach her children to love and respect the Lord. This instruction is the foundation of a child’s faith. It stays with them when they are grown and follows them wherever they go.

As you’ll see in these beautiful Bible verses about a mother’s teaching, it truly is the most precious gift a mother could give her child.

My son, keep your father’s command
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
Bind them always on your heart;
fasten them around your neck.
When you walk, they will guide you;
when you sleep, they will watch over you;
when you awake, they will speak to you.

                                 Proverbs 6:20-22

 

Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction
and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
They are a garland to grace your head
and a chain to adorn your neck.

                                 Proverbs 1:8-9 NIV

 

Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

                                 Proverbs 22:6

 

A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

                                 Proverbs 29:15 NIV

 

 

Bible Verses on Honoring Your Mother and Father

As you’ll read in just a few seconds, honoring your parents is the very first of the Ten Commandments with a promise.

Respect your mother and father and in return, God will give you a long and successful life.

This promise builds strong, godly families and shows the faith of all who live in your household.

No One represented this commandment better than Jesus Himself. As He faced the cross, He remembered His precious mother and made sure she would be cared for in His absence.

So, let’s honor the sacrifice of our Savior Christ Jesus and our mother by reading these Bible verses on honoring your mother and father.

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

                                Deuteronomy 5:16

 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”

                                Ephesians 6:1-3

 

 Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

                               Exodus 20:12

 

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.

                                John 19:26-27

 

Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path:

                                Proverbs 23:19 NIV

 

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

                                 Proverbs 10:1 ESV

 

 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is ‘devoted to God,’  they are not to ‘honor their father or mother’ with it. Thus you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition.

                                 Matthew 15:5-6 NIV

 

 

Mother’s Day Bible Verses from Proverbs 31

What does Proverbs say about mothers?

Proverbs 31 tells the tale of a virtuous Christian woman. Her most precious characteristic is recognized when her children see all she has done to keep the home running smoothly, her family fed, and God first in her life.

Then her husband and children honor her and call her blessed!

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

                                Proverbs 31:10 NIV

Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

                                Proverbs 31:11 NIV

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

                                Proverbs 31:12 NIV

 

Strength and honor are her clothing;
She shall rejoice in time to come.

                                Proverbs 31:25 NKJV

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

                                Proverbs 31:26 NIV

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

                                Proverbs 31:27 NIV

Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

                               Proverbs 31:28 NKJV

 

There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!

                               Proverbs 31:29 NLT

 

Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

                               Proverbs 31:31

 

 

Mother’s Day Bible Verses about the Joys of Motherhood

 

God lovingly created each one of us. He knew us before we were born. And His greatest joy is in His children.

This is the same joy God gives to mothers everywhere.

The knowledge of their precious unborn child growing inside of them. The sweet face of their newborn baby as they hold them for the first time. Gently guiding them along life’s path. And seeing them follow the Lord with all their heart.

These are the joys of Motherhood found in the following Bible Verses for Mother’s Day.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.                                       

                              Psalm 139:13 NLT

 

May your father and mother rejoice;
may she who gave you birth be joyful!

                               Proverbs 23:25

 

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!

                               Isaiah 49:15

 

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

                                John 16:21

 

Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.

                                 Psalm 127:3

 

 

Children’s children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.

                                 Proverbs 17:6

 

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.

                                  Psalm 127:3-4 NKJV

 

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Scriptures for When Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother’s Day isn’t always a happy event. Sometimes it’s downright hard.

Maybe you’ve lost your mom like me. Or you struggle with infertility and the deep desire to be a mom yourself.

But no matter what heartache you feel, God has words of comfort for you on this difficult day in these scriptures for when Mother’s Day is hard.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

                                   Psalm 34:18

 

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

                                    Matthew 5:4

 

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.  Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.” So they worshiped the Lord there.

                                   1 Samuel 1:27-28

 

He settles the childless woman in her home
as a happy mother of children.

Praise the Lord.

                                   Psalm 113:9

 

and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span.

                                   Exodus 23:26 NIV

 

 

Best Bible Verses about Mothers in the Bible

Some of the best examples of motherhood are found in the Bible. Their faith carried them through many ups and downs. And helped them grow as mothers and faithful followers of Jesus.

Here are just a few examples of mothers in the Bible. I pray they will encourage you to live out your faith as a mom and strong Christian woman.

 

And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
   for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,

                                    Luke 1:46-48

 

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.

                                   John 19:25 NIV

 

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.

                                   Genesis 3:20 NKJV

 

I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.                           

                                   2 Timothy 1:5 NLT

 

And Abraham called the name of his son who was born to him—whom Sarah bore to him—Isaac.

                                  Genesis 21:3 NKJV

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Bible Verses about a Mother’s Love

 

A mother’s love is the gift that keeps on giving, even when we’re grown and have children of our own.

These Bible Verses about love are more than just about moms. They’re about the love of God for His children and the gift of a mother’s love. A wonderful blessing for sure!

 

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

                                 1 Peter 4:8 ESV

 

But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,

                                 Psalm 103:17 ESV

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

                                  Galatians 5:22-23 NIV

But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

                                  1 Thessalonians 2:7 NKJV

 

As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem.

                                  Isaiah 66:13 NIV

 

 

Encouraging Bible Verses for Mothers

God’s Word is filled with guidance. And these Verses for Moms tell us how we should act as Christian women. Encouraging one another, caring more about what is in our hearts than our outward appearance, and bearing fruit for God’s Kingdom throughout our lives.

Let’s read them and find inspiration for the days ahead.

 

The righteous will flourish like a palm tree,
they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon;
 planted in the house of the Lord,
they will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,

                                   Psalm 92:12-14 NIV

 

well reported for good works: if she has brought up children, if she has lodged strangers, if she has washed the saints’ feet, if she has relieved the afflicted, if she has diligently followed every good work.

                                  1 Timothy 5:10 NKJV

 

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.

                                  1 Peter 3:3 NIV

 

A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

                                  Proverbs 11:16 NIV

 

Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters. 

                                 1 Timothy 5:1-2 NLT

 

 Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.

                                  Titus 2:3-5 NASB

 

Each of these Precious Bible Verses for Mother’s Day celebrates Mom and everything she is. My prayer is that they will speak words of wisdom into your heart as you prepare for your mother’s special day and show her all the love you have for her!

Please take a moment and let me know which is your favorite Bible verse for Mother’s Day in the comments below. I’d love to know. And I promise to answer back.

 

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Easter Bible Verses that will inspire you everyday!

Easter Bible Verses that will inspire you everyday

If you have come here looking for inspirational Easter Bible verses, you’re in the right place! I pray that these Easter verses will give you encouragement and inspiration as we prepare for this momentous holiday season.

Easter is THE Christian holiday. It represents the most important and fundamental belief of our Christian faith, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Without the resurrection, Christianity would be pointless. But because of it, we have the hope of a future here on earth and a new life in heaven with Him to come.

It is no small wonder that we are the only world religion that worships a living god. Jesus is alive! He has risen from the grave! Easter is the time we set aside to remember the sacrifice of our loving Savior. And God’s Word is full of inspiration about this important holiday. So let’s celebrate Him today with these Easter Bible Verses!

 

 

Classic Easter Scriptures…

These Easter Bible verses are perfect for writing in Easter cards, Sunday School lessons, or reading aloud at your Easter Sunday dinner or annual Easter egg hunt.

 

He is risen! He is not here.

                             Mark 16:6 NKJV

 

Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty.

                            1 Corinthians 15:12-14 NKJV

 

He is not here; but has risen! Remember how He spoke to you, when He was still in Galilee, saying, The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.

                                  Luke 24:6-7 NKJV

 

And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say Place of the Skull, they gave Him sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when He had tasted it, He would not drink.

Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.

                                   Matthew 27:33-36 NKJV

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to whom He also presented Himself alive after his suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

                                      Acts1:3 NKJV

 

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.

                                         Luke 24:1-3 ESV

 

And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them.

                                         Acts 4:33 NKJV

 

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

                                       1 Corinthians 15:3 NIV

 

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

                                        John 6:40 ESV

 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

                                         1 Peter 1:3 NIV

 

 

Short Easter Bible Verses

These short Easter Bible Verses deliver the Biblical message of the Easter story and are kid friendly for a Sunday School lesson the whole family will love!

Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.

                                         John 2:19 NKJV

 

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

                                         John 17:3 ESV

 

“Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”

                                       John 11:27 NIV

 

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

                                      Romans 5:8 NIV

 

 

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In His Own Words: Jesus spoke about His impending death and resurrection…

There is nothing better than the words of Jesus! You just can’t improve on them. Jesus knew what was going to happen to Him, yet He still chose the cross. And to “hear” His words flow through our lives as we read them is an amazing experience.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

                                         John 11:25 NKJV

 

For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

                                          Matthew 12:40 NKJV

 

The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.

                                          Matthew 17:22 NKJV

 

All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:

I will strike the Shepherd,

And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.

But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.

                                        Matthew 26:31-32 NKJV

 

Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priest and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And on the third day He will rise again.

                                           Mark 10:33-34 NKJV

 

 

Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.

                                          John 10:17-18 NKJV

 

From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

                                         Matthew 16:21 NIV

 

When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

                                         Mark 2:17 NLT

 

 

Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus’ death and resurrection…

These scriptures plainly show how much forethought went into the coming of the Messiah and His sacrifice on the cross. Before time began God was making a way for us to be with Him. He had a plan, a plan to redeem us through His Son.

For me, these Easter verses kick-start my faith when I need it the most. When I read them, fear and doubt disappear and all that is left is the peace that surpasses all understanding. (Philippians 4:7)

 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,

Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.

                                            Psalm 16:10 NKJV

 

For dogs have surrounded Me;

The congregation of the wicked has

enclosed Me.
They pierced My hands and My feet;

I can count all My bones.

They look and stare at Me.

They divide My garments among them,

And for My clothing they cast lots.

                                           Psalm 22:16-18 NKJV

 

And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; and they will look on Me whom they have pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.

                                        Zechariah 12:10 NKJV

 

For I know that My Redeemer lives,

And He shall stand at last on the earth;

                                     Job 19:25 NKJV

 

He will swallow up death forever,

And the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces;

The rebuke of His people

He will take away from all the earth;

For the Lord has spoken.

                                      Isaiah 25:8  NKJV

 

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

                                    Isaiah 53:3 ESV

 

But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

And by His stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray;

We have turned, every one, to his own way;

And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

                                      Isaiah 53:5-6 NKJV

 

Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead.

                                     Isaiah 26:19 ESV

 

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

                                    Zechariah 9:9 ESV

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Good Friday Scriptures

 

We couldn’t have the glory of Easter Sunday without the sorrow of Good Friday. These powerful Easter scriptures take us through the agony of the cross and lead us into the glory of resurrection Sunday!

 

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,  for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.

The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.”

                                         Luke 23:45-47 NIV

 

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

                                         John 19:30 NKJV

Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.

                                      Matthew 27:56 NIV

 

this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men.

                                   Acts 2:23 ESV

 

Now there was a good and righteous man named Joseph. He was a member of the Jewish high council,  but he had not agreed with the decision and actions of the other religious leaders. He was from the town of Arimathea in Judea, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come. He went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body.

                                   Luke 23:50-52 NLT

 

Joseph bought a linen cloth, took Him down, wrapped Him in the linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb which had been cut out in the rock; and he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb.

                                    Mark 15:46 NASB

 

and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.

                                  Matthew 27:29 NIV

 

 A sign announced the charge against him. It read, “The King of the Jews.”

                                 Mark 15:26 NLT

 

Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in accordance with Jewish burial customs.

                                  John 19:40 NIV

 

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What Bible verse is the resurrection?

The true meaning of Easter is found in these Resurrection Bible Verses. They begin with the magnificence of our Risen Savior and continue with the joy of our salvation we have in Jesus today. Because the story of Easter is evident in our lives every day!


Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

                                  Romans 8:34 NIV

 

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

                                    Mark 16:5 NIV

 

Truly, truly, I say to you, a time is coming and even now has arrived, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.

                                    John 5:25 NASB

 

And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

                                   Romans 8:11 NIV

 

and who through the Spirit of holiness was appointed the Son of God in power by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.

                                  Romans 1:4 NIV

 

And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.

                                   Matthew 28:2 ESV

 

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

                                  Romans 6:4 NKJV

 

For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

                                   1 Thessalonians 4:16 ESV

 

When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive.

                                 Luke 24:23 NKJV

 

An Easter Prayer

As we wrap up our look at Easter Bible Verses that will Inspire You Every day, I want to leave you with one last Easter scripture. This verse is my Easter prayer for you…

 

 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength  he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,

                                 Ephesians 1:18-20 NIV

 

 

                                       

As you can see in these Easter Bible Verses that will Inspire You Every Day, God planned the death and resurrection of Christ very carefully. Each intricate detail was thought out and painstakingly put into place so that we could have complete confidence in our faith and salvation. Because of Jesus’s death, we have forgiveness of sin. Because of His resurrection, we have eternal life in Him. Praise the Lord, we serve a Risen and Living Savior!

Have a very Happy Easter and may God bless you during this joyous holiday!

If you are not a Christian and would like to know more about what it means to accept Jesus as your Savior, please read this easy-to-follow guide How to Be Saved or click the link at the top of the page.

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Golden Bible Verses for St. Patrick’s Day

Golden Bible Verses for St. Patrick's Day

Today let’s read some Golden Bible Verses for St. Patrick’s Day and discover the true meaning of this fun holiday.

For most of us, St. Patrick’s Day is a time for family and friends to gather in celebration of all things Irish (and in case you don’t already know… everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day).

During this joyful holiday, lucky four-leaf clovers dance in our heads as we dream of tiny green leprechauns leading us to a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

And who doesn’t want a pot of gold to call their own? It’s fun to think of wealth beyond our wildest imagination, isn’t it? But the legend of the leprechaun is meant to be a warning against the greed that lurks within our hearts.

Yes, silly green leprechauns are only a myth, but our love of money is very real. And it’s usually the thing that gets us twisted up inside and pushes us away from having a close relationship with God.

The Bible tells us God examines our hearts. He tests it to see what is inside. Because it’s what’s in our heart that truly matters to God. He doesn’t care if we have that imaginary pot of gold or a huge bank account. He only cares that we know His Son Jesus Christ and the radiant love He offers.

So, today we’re gonna look at some “Golden” Bible Verses for St. Patrick’s Day.

We’ll start with the “Golden Rule”, the thing we think of most when we “hear” the word golden. Then we’ll read some scriptures that will help us examine our heart and what is inside of it. And end with some wonderful verses to remind us of the goodness of God and His provision.

Let’s get started…

The Golden Rule

 

And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.

                                                      Luke 6:31 NKJV

 

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…

 

 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

                                                   Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV

 

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests the hearts.

                                                   Proverbs 17:3

 

He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver;
He will purify the sons of Levi,
And purge them as gold and silver,
That they may offer to the Lord
An offering in righteousness.

                                                  Malachi 3:3

 

Receive my instruction, and not silver,
And knowledge rather than choice gold;

                                                 Proverbs 8:10

I will bring the one-third through the fire,
Will refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
I will say, ‘This is My people’;
And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’

                                                 Zechariah 13:9

 

Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days.

                                                    James 5:3

 

Do not trust in oppression,
Nor vainly hope in robbery;
If riches increase,
Do not set your heart on them.

                                                  Psalm 62:10

 

Let the peace of Christ, to which you were indeed called in one body, rule in your hearts; and be thankful.

                                                 Colossians 3:15

 

Remember the Lord your God

 

Then you shall see and become radiant,
And your heart shall swell with joy;
Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you,
The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.

                                                 Isaiah 60:5

 

And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

                                                  Deuteronomy 8:18

 

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

                                                   Isaiah 61:10

 

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
That there may be food in My house,
And try Me now in this,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
And pour out for you such blessing
That there will not be room enough to receive it.

                                                  Malachi 3:10

 

I truly hope these “Golden” Bible Verses for St. Patrick’s Day have blessed you! And I’ll leave you with this thoughtful quote from St. Patrick himself. May it serve to remind us all to put Christ first in our hearts and in our lives!

“Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.”

                                       St. Patrick

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Bible Verses for Spring that will Renew Your Spirit

Bible Verses for Spring that will Renew Your Spirit

Do you wonder… What does God say about Spring in the Bible? These Bible Verses for Spring that will Renew Your Spirit will tell you exactly what this season means for nature and for you!

Spring is in full bloom! It’s a beautiful season of renewal in nature. The trees are budding, and the flowers are peeking out. They’ve come to life after a long winter’s rest.

Just like them, we’ve been tucked away during the cold winter months and we’re ready to spring to life again too. And nothing accompanies the backdrop of spring better than the many scriptures about this glorious event.

So, today we’re reading Bible Verses for Spring that will Renew Your Spirit. Together, let’s fill our minds with God’s Word, allow it to take root in our hearts, and renew our tired spirits. In no time at all, we’ll be ready to bloom like the flowers of the field.

To begin our Spring Bible Verses, I’ve chosen one of my favorites… This scripture isn’t so much about spring, but instead it’s a fresh start that God wants to give to us. And since spring is about renewal, I thought it was a great way to start our Bible Study. I hope it speaks to you the same way it does to me.

A New Season

Do not remember the former things,

Nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing,

Now it shall spring forth:

Shall you not know it?

I will even make a road in the wilderness

And rivers in the desert.

                              Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

 

The same sentiment of “spring forth” is echoed again later in Isaiah…

 

For as the earth brings forth its bud,

As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,

So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.                        

                            Isaiah 61:11

Bible Verses about Flowers 

Spring wouldn’t be spring without flowers. Their vibrant pops of color are a metaphor of the delicate balance between life and death and represent the new life we have in Jesus. So, here’s a shortlist of the many Bible verses about flowers that inspire me during the season of spring…

 

The flowers appear on the earth;

The time of singing has come,

And the voice of the turtledove

Is heard in our land.                            

                          Song of Solomon 2:12 NKJV

 

I am the rose of Sharon,

And the lily of the valleys.

Like a lily among thorns,

So is my love among the daughters.                       

                              Song of Solomon 2:1-2

 

So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.                         

                              Matthew 6:28-29

 

The grass withers, the flower fades,

But the word of our God stands forever.                  

                             Isaiah 40:8

 

As for man, his days are like grass;

As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

 For the wind passes over it, and it is]gone,

And its place remembers it no more.                       

                             Psalm 103:15-16

 

He comes forth like a flower and fades away;

He flees like a shadow and does not continue.                        

                             Job 14:2

 

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Spring Rains Scriptures

Without the spring rains, we wouldn’t have the blessing of bright colors on the spring flowers. Likewise, these spring scriptures give us a picture of God’s blessings falling on us like a welcoming rain shower.

Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.                       

                             Zechariah 10:1 NIV

 

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.                        

                             Deuteronomy 32:2 NIV

 

 

Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.                         

                             Hosea 6:3 NIV

 

 

They waited for me as for the rain,

And they opened their mouth wide as for the spring rain.                          

                             Job 29:23

 

Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.

                             Joel 2:23 NIV

 

In the light of a king’s face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.

                             Proverbs 16:15 ESV

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Thirsty Land

Sometimes our lives become like a thirsty land, dried up and desperate for Living Water. But the Lord God Almighty has a way of turning a barren wasteland into an oasis. If we have a little faith and follow Him, He will restore and renew us with an abundance of fresh water.

These Bible verses for Spring remind us to drink the Living Water of Jesus every day and allow the Spirit of God to bless us…

For I will pour water on the thirsty land,

    and streams on the dry ground;

I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,

    and my blessing on your descendants.

They will spring up like grass in a meadow,

    like poplar trees by flowing streams.

                              Isaiah 44:3-4 NIV

 

The desert and the parched land will be glad;

    the wilderness will rejoice and blossom.

Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom;

    it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy.

The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,

    the splendor of Carmel and Sharon;

they will see the glory of the Lord,

    the splendor of our God.

                            Isaiah 35:1-2 NIV

 

To you, O Lord, I call.

For fire has devoured

    the pastures of the wilderness,

and flame has burned

    all the trees of the field.

Even the beasts of the field pant for you

    because the water brooks are dried up,

and fire has devoured

    the pastures of the wilderness.

                           Joel 1:19-20 ESV

 

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

                           Isaiah 41:18 ESV

 

Springtime for our Spiritual Lives

 

The spring season is a time for new beginnings and new growth in nature. But springtime showers of rain mean fresh growth, not only for the plants for us too. May we rejoice in God’s truth during this season of renewal…

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

                             2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

 

but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.                      

                           2 Peter 3:18

 

Let the sea roar, and all its fullness;

Let the field rejoice, and all that is in it.                       

                           1 Chronicles 16:38

 

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains.

                           James 5:7 NIV

 

So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul— then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.

                           Deuteronomy 11:13-14 NIV

 

He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.

                            Psalm 1:3 ESV

 

For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

                            Isaiah 61:11 NIV

 

See! The winter is past;

    the rains are over and gone. 

Flowers appear on the earth;

    the season of singing has come,

the cooing of doves

    is heard in our land.

The fig tree forms its early fruit;

    the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.

Arise, come, my darling;

    my beautiful one, come with me.

                            Song of Songs 2:11-13

 

Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

                             Isaiah 58:8 NKJV

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Seasons in the Bible

God created the seasons for a purpose. And all four seasons are represented in the Bible. Each season shows us more and more about God’s divine nature and the power He has over creation. Here are a few scriptures to teach us God’s reason for the season…

And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so.

                             Genesis 1:14-15 ESV

 

He made the moon for the seasons;

The sun knows the place of its setting.

                             Psalm 104:19 NASB

A Prayer to Renew a Steadfast Spirit

As you can see this beautiful time of year ushers in a new season for the whole world to see. The old life we had is gone. And a new life in Jesus is waiting ahead. He is ready to turn the storm clouds overhead into a sunny day. And with a little help from the Holy Spirit renew our hearts and minds for the season ahead.

So, as we close out our time together reading Bible Verses for Spring that will Renew Your Spirit… This last verse is my prayer for myself and for you during this season of spring and always…

 

Create in me a clean heart, O God,

And renew a steadfast spirit within me.                           

                            Psalm 51:10 NKJV

 

Have a very Happy Spring!

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Powerful Bible Verses about Lions

Powerful Bible Verses about Lions

It’s amazing how many scriptures there are about lions! So, in this devotional, we’ll read Powerful Bible Verses about Lions and discover the meaning behind the image of this majestic animal in scripture.

 

What does a lion in the Bible symbolize?

Lions are the king of the jungle for a reason!

They strut and roar and strike fear into the heart of anything that crosses their path. Just by the way they carry themselves, we know they’re in charge of the animal kingdom and the top of the food chain.

So, is it any wonder that the lion is a symbol of strength and courage in the Bible?

You probably already knew that, but it’s deeper.

This majestic animal represents many different things in scripture. The glory of God, the Savior Himself, wicked people in general, and the enemy are all depicted as a roaring lion on the prowl.

Lion in the Bible

The Christian life is full of pitfalls. And there might be a lion in there waiting to gobble us up.

So, if the lion represents strength and courage, then you know God’s got a lot to say to us about them. Because He doesn’t leave His children all alone to face these kinds of worldly traps.

Let’s read some of some Powerful Bible Verses about Lions and find strength and courage for today.

We’ll start with something we’re all familiar with…

 

 

Roaring Lion Bible Verses

There is nothing quite like the sound of a lion roaring. It sends chills down our spines and strikes terror in our hearts.

A fierce roaring lion demands respect. And their primal roar reminds us how fragile we truly are.

But what does the Bible say about a roaring lion?

In these Roaring Lion Scriptures, we discover what God’s Word has to say to us…

The roaring of the lion, The voice of the fierce lion, And the teeth of the young lions are broken.

The old lion perishes for lack of prey,
And the cubs of the lioness are scattered.

                                      Job 4:10-11 NKJV

 

 

A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.

                                     Proverbs 19:12 NIV

 For thus the Lord has spoken to me:

“As a lion roars,
And a young lion over his prey
(When a multitude of shepherds is summoned against him,
He will not be afraid of their voice
Nor be disturbed by their noise),
So the Lord of hosts will come down
To fight for Mount Zion and for its hill.

                                  Isaiah 31:4 NKJV

 

They gape at Me with their mouths,
Like a raging and roaring lion.

                                     Psalm 22:13 NKJV

 

The young lions roar after their prey,
And seek their food from God.
When the sun rises, they gather together
And lie down in their dens.

                                        Psalm 104:21-22 NKJV

 

The king’s fury is like a lion’s roar;
to rouse his anger is to risk your life.

                                       Proverbs 20:2 NLT

 

Her people all roar like young lions, they growl like lion cubs.   

                                    Jeremiah 51:38 NIV

 

The young lions roared at him, and growled;
They made his land waste;
His cities are burned, without inhabitant.

                                      Jeremiah 2:15 NKJV

 

Their roar is like that of the lion, they roar like young lions; they growl as they seize their prey and carry it off with no one to rescue.

                                      Isaiah 5:29 NIV

 

A king’s wrath strikes terror like the roar of a lion; those who anger him forfeit their lives.

                                    Proverbs 20:2 NIV

 

 

Bible verse that says the devil is like a lion

The most popular Bible Verse about Lions comes from 1 Peter 5.

It’s a vivid description of the enemy from someone who was caught in the teeth of this lion more than once.

But here’s the catch… Satan likes to think of himself like God. He even once said he would be like the Most High. He’s an arrogant and conniving deceiver. But he’s only deceiving himself. Because he will never be like God!

So, in this roaring like a lion Bible verse, we see an example of Satan imitating Jesus. And doing a pretty poor job of it.

I pray it will encourage you when you come up against the enemy like Peter did.

 

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

                                        1 Peter 5:8 NIV

 

This message came to me concerning the animals in the Negev:

The caravan moves slowly
across the terrible desert to Egypt—
donkeys weighed down with riches
and camels loaded with treasure—
all to pay for Egypt’s protection.
They travel through the wilderness,
a place of lionesses and lions,
a place where vipers and poisonous snakes live.
All this, and Egypt will give you nothing in return.
Egypt’s promises are worthless!
Therefore, I call her Rahab—
the Harmless Dragon.

                                         Isaiah 30:6-7 NLT

 

For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’

                                      Isaiah 14:13-14 NKJV

 

Read more in this Bible Study: How to Resist the Devil 1 Peter 5:8

 

Lion of Judah Verse

Why is Jesus called the Lion of Judah?

The strength and majesty of Jesus Christ cannot be rivaled! He is the Messiah who was promised to Judah in the Old Testament.

The first time Jesus came to earth it was to sacrifice Himself for our sins. But when He comes again it will be to rule over His kingdom.

This is the image of Jesus as a lion in the Bible. The lion ruling over the animal kingdom and taking charge of everything around him is a direct reflection Jesus’ character. He will come again, and He will rule over all of creation!

Now that we’ve read about the enemy’s cheap imitation of Jesus, let’s look at some Bible verses about the Lion of Judah. And learn how this image of the conquering Christ Jesus gives us strength and courage when we need them the most.

And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

                                     Revelation 5:5 King James Version

 

For I will be like a lion to Ephraim,
And like a young lion to the house of Judah.
I, even I, will tear them and go away;
I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.

                                     Hosea 5:14 NKJV

 

You are a lion’s cub, Judah;
you return from the prey, my son.
Like a lion he crouches and lies down,
like a lioness—who dares to rouse him?

                                 Genesis 49:9 NIV

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God as a Lion in the Bible

Jesus is the Lion of Judah, the conquering hero, and our Savior. But scripture also depicts God the Father as a fierce, strong lion, ruling over His creation.

So, let’s read this God roaring like a lion scripture and learn more about the One True God who roars like a lion and defeats His foe with ease.

Each one is sure to fill you with confidence in your faith!

I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs;
I will tear open their breast,
and there I will devour them like a lion,
as a wild beast would rip them open.

                               Hosea 13:8 ESV

 

He has been to me a bear lying in wait,
Like a lion in ambush.
He has turned aside my ways and torn me in pieces;
He has made me desolate.

                                      Lamentations 3:10 NKJV

 

The lion has roared;
who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken;
who can but prophesy?”

                                      Amos 3:8 ESV

 

But this is what the Lord has told me:

“When a strong young lion
stands growling over a sheep it has killed,
it is not frightened by the shouts and noise
of a whole crowd of shepherds.
In the same way, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
will come down and fight on Mount Zion.

                                      Isaiah 31:4 NLT

 

If I am wicked, woe to me;
Even if I am righteous, I cannot lift up my head.
I am full of disgrace;
See my misery!
If my head is exalted,
You hunt me like a fierce lion,
And again You show Yourself awesome against me.

                                      Job 10:15-16 NKJV

 

For the waters of Dimon will be full of blood;
Because I will bring more upon Dimon,
Lions upon him who escapes from Moab,
And on the remnant of the land.”

                                    Isaiah 15:9 NKJV

 

Where is the lions’ den,
the feeding place of the young lions,
where the lion and lioness went,
where his cubs were, with none to disturb?
The lion tore enough for his cubs
and strangled prey for his lionesses;
he filled his caves with prey
and his dens with torn flesh.

Behold, I am against you, declares the Lord of hosts, and I will burn your chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions. I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall no longer be heard.

                                        Nahum 2:11-13 ESV

 

They will follow the Lord;
he will roar like a lion.
When he roars,
his children will come trembling from the west.

                                       Hosea 11:10 NIV

 

“Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets
to a rich pastureland,
I will chase Edom from its land in an instant.
Who is the chosen one I will appoint for this?
Who is like me and who can challenge me?
And what shepherd can stand against me?”
                                         

                                        Jeremiah 49:19 NIV

 

I have considered until morning—
Like a lion,
So He breaks all my bones;
From day until night You make an end of me.

                                   Isaiah 38:13 NKJV

 

Read more in this devotional: Inspirational Bible Verses for Confidence

 

Daniel and the Lions Den Verse

Can you imagine being stuck in the lion’s habitat at the zoo? Surrounded by the strongest and most deadly apex predator on the planet with no way out? What a terrifying thought!

Well, that’s where Daniel found himself one night.

Even though we think of Daniel as a hero of the faith, he was also human like us. So, he must have been scared during his visit to the lion’s den.

But there’s something fascinating about Daniel’s story. The Bible doesn’t tell us what he was doing overnight surrounded by predators. Just that he was sealed up tight inside of a lion’s den.

Then God’s Word takes us to the king and how he fared during the night.

Maybe it’s because Daniel knew he had God on his side, or maybe we’re supposed to take more away from the anxiety of the king.

Whatever the reason, God has something important to teach us in this Daniel in the lions den verse…

 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole kingdom; and over these, three governors, of whom Daniel was one, that the satraps might give account to them, so that the king would suffer no loss.

                                   Daniel 6:1-2 NKJV

 

Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

                                  Daniel 6:5 NIV

 

All the governors of the kingdom, the administrators and satraps, the counselors and advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute and to make a firm decree, that whoever petitions any god or man for thirty days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

                                  Daniel 6:7 NKJV

 

 But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God.

                                   Daniel 6:10 NLT

 

Then these men went as a group and found Daniel praying and asking God for help.

                                  Daniel 6:11 NIV


So they went to the king and spoke to him about his royal decree: “Did you not publish a decree that during the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human being except to you, Your Majesty, would be thrown into the lions’ den?” The king answered, “The decree stands—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”

                                 Daniel 6:12 NIV

A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that Daniel’s situation might not be changed.

                                Daniel 6:17 NIV

 

 At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den.                           

                                  Daniel 6:19 NIV

And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

                                Daniel 6:20 King James Version

 

And the king commanded, and those men who had maliciously accused Daniel were brought and cast into the den of lions—they, their children, and their wives. And before they reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and broke all their bones in pieces.

                                   Daniel 6:24 ESV

Lion and Lamb Bible Verses

Lion and Lamb Bible Verse

The image of the Lion and Lamb represents our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the Lamb of God, the blood sacrifice for our sins. And the Lion of Judah, conquering death.

Both depictions are a reference to His work on the cross and the salvation we have in Him!

In the following the lion and the lamb scripture we see a picture of grace and tranquility.

The lion lays down with the lamb, and the Lion and Lamb gives us salvation and a way to eternity!

Let’s read on and learn more in these lion and lamb verses.

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!           

                              John 1:29 ESV

 

The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
The lion shall eat straw like the ox,
And dust shall be the serpent’s food.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,”
Says the Lord.

                                Isaiah 65:25 NKJV

 

The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.

                                Isaiah 11:6 NIV

 

The cow and the bear shall graze;
their young shall lie down together;
and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

                                 Isaiah 11:7 ESV

 

 

Bible Verses about Lions and Strength

As we’ve already learned, the lion represents strength and courage in a Christian’s life.

These Bible Verses about lions are a metaphor for the strength we find in knowing God and having Him on our side every day.

 

The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

                                  Psalm 34:10 NIV

 

But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth.

                                      2 Timothy 4:17 NIV

who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.

                                     Hebrews 11:33 NIV

 

There are three things that walk with stately stride—
no, four that strut about:

                                     Proverbs 30:29 NLT

 

a lion, mighty among beasts,
who retreats before nothing;

                                     Proverbs 30:30 NIV

 

Lord my God, I take refuge in you;
save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
or they will tear me apart like a lion
and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
                                  

                                     Psalm 7:2 NIV

 

But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,  I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it.

                                 1 Samuel 17:34-35 NIV

 

Proud beasts do not set foot on it, and no lion prowls there.

                                  Job 28:8 NIV

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Bible Verses about Lions in Heaven

Did you know that the Old Testament book of Daniel is a mirror image of the New Testament book of Revelation? And the temple built in the Old Testament is a mirror image of heaven? Pretty amazing, right?

God gave both Daniel and John a glimpse of heaven. Through their visions (and with an assist from Ezekiel and Samuel) we can see the glory awaiting us!

As we’ll read in these next scriptures, lions are represented in heaven quite a bit.

So, let’s dive into these Bible verses about lions in heaven and catch our own glimpse of the glory of God in them!

The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle.

                                     Revelation 4:7

 

The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it.

                                   Daniel 7:4 ESV

And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?”

                                     Revelation 5:2 NIV

 

Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

                                       Revelation 5:5 NIV

 

 

Each one had four faces: the first face was the face of a cherub, the second face the face of a man, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.

                                   Ezekiel 10:14 NKJV

 

Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.

                                   Revelation 9:8 NIV

 

The horses and riders I saw in my vision looked like this: Their breastplates were fiery red, dark blue, and yellow as sulfur. The heads of the horses resembled the heads of lions, and out of their mouths came fire, smoke and sulfur.

                                    Revelation 9:17

 

The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.

                                   Revelation 13:2 NIV

 

Each had a human face in the front, the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and the face of an eagle at the back.

                                    Ezekiel 1:10 NLT

 

And every one had four faces: the first face was the face of the cherub, and the second face was a human face, and the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle. 

                                   Ezekiel 10:14 ESV

 

 Both the panels and the crossbars were decorated with carved lions, oxen, and cherubim. Above and below the lions and oxen were wreath decorations.

                                      1 Kings 7:29 NLT

 

Samson Kills a Lion Bible Verse

The story of Samson and the lion is a testament to the power of the Holy Spirit and His strength within us.

But there’s a lesson in this scripture about lions for us too. God used this lion and a silly riddle about it to bring about His plan.

Samson went down to Timnah together with his father and mother. As they approached the vineyards of Timnah, suddenly a young lion came roaring toward him.  The Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him so that he tore the lion apart with his bare hands as he might have torn a young goat. But he told neither his father nor his mother what he had done.

                                       Judges 14:5-6 NIV

 

After some time, when he returned to get her, he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion. And behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the carcass of the lion.  He took some of it in his hands and went along, eating. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them, and they also ate. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the lion.

                                     Judges 14:8-9 NKJV

 

So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down:

“What is sweeter than honey?
And what is stronger than a lion?”

And he said to them:

“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
You would not have solved my riddle!”

                                 Judges 14:18 New King James Version

 

 

In this devotional, we’ll answer the question… Will You Stand Firm in the Faith?

 

The Man of God and the Old Prophet Bible Verses

Obeying the word of the Lord is the theme of these Biblical stories. And the lion is the price for disobeying the Lord’s command.

We can learn a lot from the cautionary tales of these men of God. Each one is a reminder to follow the Lord and obey Him in our lives today.

As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it.

                                      1 Kings 13:24 NIV

 

People who passed by saw the body lying in the road and the lion standing beside it, and they went and reported it in Bethel, where the old prophet lived.

                                        1 Kings 13:25 NLT

 

 Now when the prophet who had brought him back from the way heard it, he said, “It is the man of God who was disobedient to the word of the Lord. Therefore the Lord has delivered him to the lion, which has torn him and killed him, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke to him.”

                                      1 Kings 13:26 NKJV

 

So the prophet said, “Because you have not obeyed the LORD, as soon as you leave me a lion will kill you.” And after the man went away, a lion found him and killed him.

                                1 Kings 20:36 NIV

 

 

Wicked People Compared to Lions

The Bible compares the wicked to lions laying in wait for their prey to pass by. Each of these Bible Verses about Lions is a warning to be on guard against those who would seek to destroy us and turn us away from God’s plan.

 

like a lion in cover he lies in wait. He lies in wait to catch the helpless; he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.

                                        Psalm 10:9

 

They are like a lion hungry for prey,
like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

                                    Psalm 17:12 NIV

 

Break their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord!

 

                                   Psalm 58:6 NKJV

 

A lion has gone up from his thicket, a destroyer of nations has set out; he has gone out from his place to make your land a waste; your cities will be ruins without inhabitant.

                                Jeremiah 4:7 ESV

 

 

The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”

                                       Proverbs 22:13 NKJV

 

A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road,
a fierce lion roaming the streets!”
                          

                                      Proverbs 26:13 NIV

     The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations,
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and mangles as it goes,
and no one can rescue.
                                

                                        Micah 5:8 NIV

 And at the beginning of their living there, they did not fear the Lord; therefore the Lord sent lions among them that were killing some of them. So they spoke to the king of Assyria, saying, “The nations whom you have taken into exile and settled in the cities of Samaria do not know the custom of the God of the land; so He has sent lions among them, and behold, they are killing them because they do not know the custom of the God of the land.”

                                        2 Kings 17:25-26 NASB

Moses said this about the tribe of Dan:

“Dan is a lion’s cub,
leaping out from Bashan.”

                                       Deuteronomy 33:22 NLT

About Gad he said:

“Blessed is he who enlarges Gad’s domain!
Gad lives there like a lion,
tearing at arm or head.

                                     Deuteronomy 33:20 NIV

A nation has invaded my land,
a mighty army without number;
it has the teeth of a lion,
the fangs of a lioness.

                                        Joel 1:6 NIV

Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions’ dens and the mountain haunts of leopards.

                                   Song of Songs 4:8 NIV

 

Be as Bold as a Lion

In this final Bible Verse about lions, we learn the most important lesson about them… Stand firm in the faith and be as bold as a lion!

The wicked run away when no one is chasing them,
but the godly are as bold as lions.

                                        Proverbs 28:1 NLT

 

I pray these Powerful Bible Verses about Lions have helped you see your faith in Jesus in a new light and that you will be inspired by them in your daily life!

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Spiritual Warfare Scriptures [for when you’re under attack]

Spiritual Warfare Scriptures for when you're under attack

Do you ever feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? In this Devotional, we’ll read Spiritual Warfare Scriptures, learn how to withstand a spiritual attack from the enemy, and win the battle every time!

What is Spiritual Warfare in the Bible?

Going up against the spiritual forces of evil sounds like a plot to a Hollywood movie. Angels and demons battling it out. Arrows flying through the air, and big explosions in the background.

But this isn’t the latest box office hit.

It’s what’s happening around us in the spiritual realm every minute of every day.

In my Bible Study How to Resist the Devil, I wrote about how it’s not acceptable to talk about Satan and his demons in polite society. We pretend he doesn’t exist and go about our business. Because if we talk about the battle between good and evil going on in the heavenly places we can’t see, people will point and laugh at us. Right?

But the truth is… the devil is real. And he is really out to get us!

How do you fight spiritual warfare Biblically?

Christians face a spiritual battle every single day. And if we are living our lives for Jesus the way we are called by God to do, you can bet Satan and his tiny little minions will be there waging a spiritual war in our lives.

Because when we chose to follow Jesus and let the world know it, we are painting a giant bullseye on our foreheads. People will call us crazy. And Satan will attack us.

But that’s okay. God has given us all of the tools we need to defeat our foe and win the war against the forces of darkness.

Our most effective weapon in spiritual warfare is the Word of God, the Bible.

And in this Devotional, we’ll read Spiritual Warfare Scriptures. Each one is meant to help us stay in the fight and win the war.

So, when you’re under attack from the enemy, read these Bible verses and allow God’s Word to guide you as you resist the devil and battle it out in your life.

Powerful Bible Verses about Spiritual Warfare

We’ll start our Bible study with some of the most popular spiritual warfare scriptures. They are a powerful example of God’s grace when we’re under fire.

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 

                                  Ephesians 6:12 ESV

 

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

                                     Ephesians 6:11 NIV

 

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 

                                2 Corinthians 10:3 

 

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.    

                                   Ephesians 6:10 NIV

 

But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

                                  2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord.

                                 Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

 

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

                                 2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV

 

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

                                    Ephesians 5:15-16 NIV

 

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

                                     Romans 8:38-39 NIV

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The Armor of God

The Christian life is like an intricate military operation. And any great soldier knows you don’t walk onto the battlefield without your armory.

In the book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul gives us a vivid description of the Armor of God. Each piece of the armour of God is a part of our.

God’s armor consists of many pieces of equipment. Each one makes up the whole of our spiritual armory. And these weapons of spiritual warfare are a source of strength in the spiritual battles we face every day. With them we can march out onto the battlefield of life with confidence. And take on the war that’s raging around us every day.

 

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.

                                 Ephesians 6:13

 

Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 

                               Ephesians 6:14-17 ESV

 

by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love,  by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, by honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report; as deceivers, and yet true;

                                  2 Corinthians 6:6-8 NKJV

 

 

Weapons of Spiritual Warfare Scripture

Each part of the Armor of God is an offensive weapon in our spiritual battle. Meaning it is not only an effective defense but also an even better offense.

Each powerful weapon of warfare in our arsenal can take down the enemy before he has a chance to attack us. And give us assurance of faith knowing God has equipped us for the battle ahead.

These Bible Verses about weapons of spiritual warfare show us how to take the fight to the enemy with a great offense. So, let’s learn about the weapons of our warfare and how to put them to use in our spiritual warfare.

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ… 

                                  2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV

 

to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

                                      Ephesians 4:12-13 NIV

 

 

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Bible Verses about Fighting Battles

The enemy is always waiting to ambush us. And learning to overcome these attacks is a part of our Christian walk.

Thankfully, we don’t fight spiritual battles alone. We have God on our side. And He promises to fight for us and with us!

So, these Bible verses about fighting battles will give you courage and strength when you’re under a spiritual attack…

Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

                                       1 Timothy 6:12 NIV

 


The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.

                                        Proverbs 18:10 NKJV

 

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus His anointed,
Whom I have taken by the right hand,
To subdue nations before him
And to undo the weapons belt on the waist of kings;
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:
“I will go before you and make the rough places smooth;
I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through their iron bars.
I will give you the treasures of darkness
And hidden wealth of secret places,
So that you may know that it is I,
The Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.

                                    Isaiah 45:1-3 NASB

 

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

                                    Exodus 14:14 NIV

 

You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.’

                                  Deuteronomy 3:22 NKJV

 

for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.

                                 Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV

 

But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the Lord’s victory. He is with you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out against them tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!

                                     2 Chronicles 20:17 NLT

Read More in this Devotional: Will You Stand Firm in the Faith? 1 Corinthians 16:13

Spiritual Warfare Scriptures in Psalms

There’s one thing we can be sure of, we will face the opposition of the enemy. But the psalmist perfectly laments about this dilemma all Christians endure. And encourages us to continue the fight with God’s help. He is our shield, stronghold, refuge, and so much more.

These Psalms about Spiritual Warfare will lift you up and help you face the battle head-on!

  For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
                             

                                 Psalm 84:11 ESV

 

The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed,
A stronghold in times of trouble;

                                       Psalm 9:9

 

God is a righteous judge,
a God who displays his wrath every day.
If he does not relent,
he will sharpen his sword;
he will bend and string his bow.
He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.

                                     Psalm 7:11-13 NIV

 

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

                                    Psalm 91:1 NIV

 

In distress you called, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder;

                                  Psalm 81:7 ESV

 

I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”

 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.

                                 Psalm 91:2-3 NIV

 

The wicked plots against the righteous
and gnashes his teeth at him,
 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he sees that his day is coming.

                                Psalm 37:12-13 ESV

 

Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.

                               Psalm 64:2-4 New King James Version

 

The wicked draw the sword and bend their bows
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose way is upright;
their sword shall enter their own heart,
and their bows shall be broken.

                                 Psalm 37:14-15 ESV

 


Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve.

                                 Psalm 28:4 NIV

 

You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.

                                 Psalm 91:5-8 NIV

 

Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
 Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.

                                 Psalm 108:10-13 NIV

 

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
your love, Lord, endures forever—
do not abandon the works of your hands.

                                  Psalm 138:6-8 NIV

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Bible Verses about Satan

Satan is the father of lies. He’s a ruthless deceiver who will say anything to bring you down. If you’ve ever thought… I’m not good enough, or I can’t do this. Well, that’s the father of lies trying to keep you from God’s perfect plan for your life. And we can’t have that!

I like to think of Satan as Wile E. Coyote from the Looney Tunes cartoon. He’s the one setting the trap and we’re the Roadrunner outsmarting him at every turn.

Yes, I know it’s a silly way of seeing a Christian’s true enemy. But it helps me keep his limited power in perspective. Because here’s the truth Satan doesn’t want you to know… He has no power over you! Jesus has already defeated him, and he knows it!

However, Satan likes to compare himself to Jesus. And he thinks he can be like God. But really, he can only be a cheap imitation of the One True God.

In the following scriptures about Satan, we see the devil likened to a roaring lion. But he is no match for the Lion of Judah. And he aspires to be the Bright Morning Star, but he is simply a fallen angel with a dark future awaiting him.

So, let’s read on and learn more about our adversary, the devil. Then we’ll be able to recognize his spiritual attacks and understand how to defeat this evil foe once and for all!

 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

                              Ephesians 6:12 NIV

 

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

                            1 Peter 5:8 NIV

 

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 

                             1 Peter 5:9 ESV

 

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

                              James 4:7 NIV

 

and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

                              Revelation 20:10 ESV

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

                              1 John 4:4 NKJV

 

They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”                    

                                Revelation 12:11-12 NIV

 

If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.

                                Mark 3:25-27 NIV

 

And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

                               Romans 16:20 NKJV

Read More in this Bible Study: Does the Devil Know Your Name? Acts 19:15

Old Testament Bible Verses about Spiritual Battles

 

you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their figured stones, destroy all their cast images, and demolish all their high places.

                              Numbers 33:52 New Revised Standard Version

 

If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the Lord gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the Lord your God in violation of his covenant, and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars in the sky, and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death.

                               Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NIV

 

Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.

                               Proverbs 3:16-18 NIV

Find out How to Resist the Devil in this Bible Study on 1 Peter 5:8

Victory in Jesus Verses

Sometimes, it feels like Satan is winning the battle.

But when it does, the name of Jesus is our ultimate weapon. We can call on Jesus’ name in any hardship, confident that He will be there for us!

Through His work on the cross and resurrection from the dead, Jesus gave us victory over sin and death. And we have His victory on our side in every circumstance.

So, if it seems like you’re losing the spiritual war, read these victory in Jesus scriptures and know… You are victorious in Jesus name!

 

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

                                    1 Corinthians 15:57 

 

For whoever has been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.       

                                     1 John 5:4 NASB

 

Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 

                                      1 John 5:5 ESV

 

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

                                           Luke 10:19 NIV

 

Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.  For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

                                   Matthew 18:18-20 NIV

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

                                          John 16:33 NKJV

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  

                                   John 10:10 ESV

 

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 

                                  Romans 8:37 NIV

 

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

                                       Matthew 16:18 ESV

 

 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

                                      John 8:32 NIV

 

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

                                     Ephesians 1:3 NIV

 

And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”

                                       Mark 1:23-25 ESV

 

And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him.  Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

                                      Mark 1:26-27 NKJV

 

But one of the twenty-four elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, has won the victory. He is worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

                                      Revelation 5:5 NLT

 

Read more in this Bible Study: Victory in Jesus 1 Corinthians 15:57

 

Warfare Prayers and Scriptures

Is prayer a weapon of spiritual warfare? Yes, prayer is a powerful weapon in our arsenal. It is a direct line to our Heavenly Father.

And the best way to pray when you’re up against a spiritual attack is to use God’s Word as inspiration.

So, here are some scriptures to help you pray when you’re under spiritual attack…

praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,

                                         Ephesians 6:18

 

 For I tell you that Christ has become a servant of the Jews on behalf of God’s truth, so that the promises made to the patriarchs might be confirmed  and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written:

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles;
I will sing the praises of your name.”

                                       Romans 15:8-9 NIV

 

Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;
fight against those who fight against me.
 Take up shield and armor;
arise and come to my aid.

                                    Psalm 35:1-2 NIV

 

I truly hope these Spiritual Warfare Scriptures have helped you in your battle with the enemy. And I’d like to leave you with this last beautiful Bible Verse. It’s my prayer for you today…

 

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

                                   2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV

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Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

Do you wonder… What does the Bible say about the 4 Seasons? In this Bible Study, we’ll read Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons and discover how God made the four seasons for a purpose. And how they help us navigate each season of life.

God created each season for a purpose.

In each of the four seasons, nature abounds with God’s glory. The beautiful Spring flowers lead us into the warm Summer days. Vibrant fall foliage fades into gently falling snow. These pictures of the beauty of nature remind us of God’s hand working in our lives.

Because each season represents a time in our life as well.

Spring gives us a new beginning. Summer a time to work. Fall a time to reap what we’ve worked so hard for. And Winter a time of much needed rest.

The glory of the Lord is always on display in our lives if we’ll just take a moment to look for it. So, is it any wonder that God’s Word has a lot to say to us about the Seasons?

Let’s dive in and learn the meaning of the seasons and how God meant for them to guide us through life.

Four Seasons in the Bible Meaning

The meaning of the four seasons and how they apply to our everyday lives can be summed up in this Bible verse from the book of Ecclesiastes.

I’m sure you already know this scripture. But it’s popular for a reason.

In it, we learn there is a season for everything. Both in nature and in our lives.

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

                                    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NKJV

 

 

Understanding Seasons Biblically

God’s Word uses the seasons as a metaphor for Biblical living.

Whether it’s a beautiful tree planted by streams of water or the stars put in their place, these Bible verses teach us how to live a Christian life for God’s glory!

He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.    

                                    Psalm 1:3 NKJV

 

Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

                                   Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

 

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

                                  Daniel 12:3

 

 So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west
And His glory from the rising of the sun,
For He will come like a rushing stream
Which the wind of the Lord drives.
                                

                                   Isaiah 59:19 NASB

 

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

                                  Psalm 90:4

 

He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

                                 Proverbs 10:5

 

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

                                 James 5:7 ESV

 

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.        

                                 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

 

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.

                                 1 Thessalonians 5:1

 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  

                                 Hebrews 13:8 NLT

 


She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

                                  Proverbs 3:18 NIV

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God Made the Seasons Bible Verse

Because of God’s love, He created the earth and gave it to us as a beautiful gift. This gift also includes the seasons and their unique way of giving us everything we need to survive while we’re here on earth.

Sometimes we forget about the wonder of this amazing gift of God. But these scriptures remind us why God made the seasons and how He provides for us throughout them.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

                                  Genesis 1:14-19 NKJV

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

                                Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

 

You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.

                                Psalm 74:17 ESV

 

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, …

                                 Genesis 2:1-5

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

                               James 1:17 NKJV

 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …

                                Genesis 1:1-5 ESV

 

 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
     covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.
He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind;
he makes his messengers winds,
his ministers a flaming fire.

 He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.

                                       Psalm 104:1-6

 

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

                                      John 1:3

 

He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

                                     Job 26:7

 

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.         

                                    Genesis 1:27 NASB

 

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

                                       Psalm 90:2

 

They and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature.

                                       Genesis 7:14

 

And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

                                       Ezekiel 34:26

 

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.

                                     Psalm 147:8

 

Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):

                                  Jeremiah 31:35 NKJV

 

Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You.”

                                  Psalm 102:25-28 NKJV

 

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Bible Verses about Seasons Changing

In life there is one constant we can be sure of, seasons change. And the Change of Seasons is well identified in the scriptures.

Whether it’s Jesus’s parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24:32 or God’s promise about the seasons from Genesis 8:22, the different seasons blending into each other represent the constant change of season in our lives.

As you read the following Bible verses, you’ll recognize the change of seasons in your life, see how God’s hand guides you through each one.

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

                                         Acts 1:7 KJV

 

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:                            

                                       Daniel 2:20-21 KJV

 

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

                                    Genesis 8:22

 

then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.

                                     Deuteronomy 11:14 NIV

 

He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

                                   Psalm 104:19 King James Version

 

Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.

                                 Song of Solomon 2:12 NIV

 

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

                                     Acts 14:17

 

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

                                   Proverbs 26:1

 

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”

                                 Jeremiah 8:20

 

The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

                                 Proverbs 20:4

 

She prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

                                 Proverbs 6:8 English Standard Version

 

These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.

                                Leviticus 23:4 NKJV

 

From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

                               Matthew 24:32 ESV

 

For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

                                Isaiah 55:12 NKJV

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Inspirational Bible Verses about Spiritual Seasons of Life

Like everything, our spiritual lives ebb and flow. An easy season of our life turns into a difficult season in the blink of an eye.

But God’ plan for us never changes. He wants to have a close relationship with us in both the good and bad times. And even though the up and downs are hard, these spiritual seasons have a way of bringing us closer to God. I’m sure that’s why He allows them.

But the following scriptures show us God’s great love and help us remember He is with us always.

 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …

                                  Revelation 1:1-5 ESV

 

 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

                                   2 Peter 3:13 NIV

 

My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.                                

                                   Psalm 31:15 KJV

 

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

                                   Isaiah 54:10

 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

                                   Romans 8:28 NKJV

 

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

                                 Psalm 145:15

 

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

                                John 4:13-15

 

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

                                    John 4:35

 

    “Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
   Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
   Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
                              

                                    Matthew 6:9-13 ESV

 

These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;                               

                                   Jude 1:12 NKJV

 

They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

                                Matthew 21:41

 

 

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

                                  Psalm 16:7 NKJV

 

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

                                  Hebrews 12:11

 

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

                                  Matthew 28:18-20

 

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

                                  Mark 1:35

 

And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

                                 Exodus 18:26 KJV

 

Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

                                 Matthew 7:17 NIV

 

 

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Whether you’re looking for a new season to begin in your life, or encouragement to get through the one you’re in, I pray these Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons have inspired your faith and have helped you see God’s hand in your life today!

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Inspirational Bible Verses for Confidence

Inspirational Bible Verses for Confidence

Are you wondering… What is a good Bible Verse for confidence? In this devotional, we’ll open the Holy Bible and read some Inspirational Bible Verses for Confidence. Each one is a gift from God meant to build us up and strengthen our faith.

Confidence is an area of life we all lack in from time to time.

That’s because we put our confidence in ourselves instead of where it should be, in God.

Self-help books and online gurus lead us down the path of believing we can find value and self-worth on our own.

But for a Christian, confidence is a part of the grace we receive when we believe in Jesus.

We asked Him to save us from our sin knowing we couldn’t save ourselves. And then somehow along the way, we mistakenly thought salvation and confidence were two different things.

They are one and the same. And we’re about to learn how in these Inspirational Bible Verses for Confidence. Each section will reveal a new way for us to feel confident in our faith and surrender our trust to God.

So, let’s read the Word of God together and discover His view on confidence…

Best Bible Verses for Confidence in God

 

The first step to building confidence is understanding where it comes from.

As Christians, our confidence is different from the rest of the world. We don’t rely on outward things to build us up. Instead, we focus on God’s Word and rely on Him to give us the confidence we so greatly desire.

This assurance of faith gives us more than we could ever hope to achieve on our own. Because God doesn’t withhold any good thing from His people. He is always ready to give us the very best of Himself, and that includes a confident faith that stands the test of time.

The following Bible verses will help you see the great things God has in store for those who put their trust in Him.


being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

                                 Philippians 1:6

 

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge.

                                  Proverbs 14:26 NKJV

 

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

                                 1 John 5:14

 

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

                                    Romans 15:13 NKJV

 

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.

                                Jeremiah 17:7

 

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

                                  Ephesians 3:12

 

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

                                 Hebrews 13:6

 

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

                               Philippians 4:13

 

You knew there were better things waiting for you that will last forever.

So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!

                               Hebrews 10:34-35 NLT

 

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.

                                Psalm 71:5 NIV

 

For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

                                Hebrews 7:19 NLT

 

Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.

                              Hebrews 6:18 NLT

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Encouraging Bible Verses for Low Self-Esteem

 

We all struggle with feeling like we’ll never measure up. And we listen to the voice in our head that tells us we’re not good enough way too much. It’s a battle of our inner self that plays out daily.

But you are a child of God, and He wants you to have a special kind of self-confidence that only comes from Him!

The will of God is very simple, He wants you to live out your faith with confidence and strength. Never doubting that you are loved and cared for.

So, if that struggle of low self-esteem is playing out in your mind right now, these Bible verses about self-worth will help you see yourself as God sees you. And before you know it, God’s plan to give you confidence will become a reality.

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

                                  2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

 

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.

                                  Romans 8:31-33 NIV

 

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

                                  James 1:12 English Standard Version

 

Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

                                  Hebrews 10:35-36 NKJV

 

preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.

                                  Acts 28:31 NKJV

 

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.

                                 Romans 8:14 NIV

 

 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

                                 Jude 1:20-21 NIV

 

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

                                 2 Peter 1:3 NIV

 

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

                                 Psalm 139:13-14

 

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

                              Psalm 138:8 King James Version

 

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.

                             Psalm 138:8 ESV

 

Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

                                 Proverbs 31:31 NIV

 

 

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Top Bible Verses for Confidence and Courage

The Christian life is hard. We face opposition to our faith almost every day.

But thankfully, both the Old Testament and New Testament offer us a roadmap to living a successful life for Christ.

That doesn’t mean we won’t have days when our confidence and courage fail us.

But these scriptures teach us to be courageous and strong in all circumstances. And remind us that we are not alone in the battle. God is there fighting with us and for us!

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

                                  Psalm 27:1 New International Version

 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

                                 Proverbs 3:5 NKJV

 

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

                                1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

 

For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

                                  Proverbs 3:26 King James Version

 

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

                                   1 John 4:18 NIV

 

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.

                                 Psalm 20:7

 

Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.

                                 Psalm 27:3

 

Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

                               Proverbs 3:25-26

 

 

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Popular Bible Verses about Strength

We all have times when we feel weak. We get tired and want to throw in the towel after a long day of dealing with the world.

But God is always there to lift us up with His righteous right hand and set us on the narrow path that leads to Him again.

So, when you reach the point where it seems like you can’t go on, these scriptures about strength will encourage you to stay the course.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

                                    Romans 15:13 NKJV

 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

                                  Joshua 1:9

 

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

                                  Hebrews 4:16 ESV

 

For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

                                 Isaiah 30:15 NKJV

 

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.

                                 2 Corinthians 10:4 NIV

With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

                                 2 Chronicles 32:8

 

Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;
he has become my salvation.”

                                 Isaiah 12:2 NIV

 

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

                                  2 Corinthians 12:9

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

                                  Isaiah 40:31

 

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

                                Isaiah 41:10

When all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized that this work had been done with the help of our God.

                               Nehemiah 6:16

 

He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.

                              Isaiah 40:29 NLT

 

No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love

                                Psalm 33:16-18

 

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Confident Bible Verses about Faith in Jesus

True confidence comes from knowing Jesus and following in His footsteps.

Our faith propels us through the hard times because we know Jesus is there in the middle of the crisis with us. And this confidence strengthens our faith as we lean more and more on it.

The confident Bible Verses about faith below will get you through any hardship. And when it’s over, you’ll see how God used it to strengthen your faith and give you true confidence and peace.

and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

                               Philippians 4:7 NKJV

 

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

                               Matthew 6:34 NIV

 

This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.

                                 1 John 4:17

For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.

                                Proverbs 3:32

For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— though I myself have reasons for such confidence. If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee;

                              Philippians 3:3-5

 

I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.

                              1 Corinthians 2:3-5

 

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence we have through Christ before God.

                               2 Corinthians 3:1-4

 

Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.

                               2 Corinthians 1:9 ESV

 

Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.

                              Hebrews 3:1-2 NKJV

 

Now, little children, remain in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not draw back from Him in shame at His coming.

                              1 John 2:28 NASB

 

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

                                 2 Timothy 1:7

The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

                                 Isaiah 32:17

 

A Prayer for Confidence

In his letter to the church of the Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul offered encouragement and strength the people there.

When I read it today, it sounds so much like a prayer for confidence.

And this scripture on confidence is my sincere prayer for you…

 

And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

                              2 Thessalonians 3:4-5 NKJV

 

May you see the love of God and feel the confidence of knowing Jesus as your Savior in your life today!

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