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.
While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest,
Cold and heat, Winter and summer,
And day and night Shall not cease.
While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
The sun and moon stood still in their habitation;
At the light of Your arrows they went,
At the shining of Your glittering spear.
The earth quakes before them,
The heavens tremble;
The sun and moon grow dark,
And the stars diminish their brightness.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
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.
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.
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.
Thus the Lord God showed me: Behold, a basket of summer fruit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!