17 Inspirational Bible Verses To Live Your Life By
You may know John 3:16 by heart, but how familiar are you with these other great pieces of Biblical advise?
When it comes to inspirational Bible verses to live your life by, you may be a long time church member who can quote whole chapters by heart or perhaps more the type that hasn't cracked the pages of the Bible or any other sacred scripture for a long time. Either way, here you'll find a collection of inspirational Bible verses that are great advice for pretty much anybody looking to live a solid life.
These inspirational Bible verses to live your life by have a great deal of wisdom to offer when it comes to everything from love to non-judgement to how to treat other people. If you're a Christian, then you'll probably find many verses here that you've come to know and love and perhaps even a few that you haven't heard before.
Even if you don't necessarily relate as a member of the church, you may find yourself surprised to find that many Bible verses offer wise words that are universal enough to apply to people of any other or no faith at all. Either way, come on in and check out these inspirational Bible verses to live your life by.
Whether you relate to all of them or simply find a few that you really take to heart, everyone is welcome here as we take a look at some of the advice offered by the best-selling book of all time.
"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God." - 1 John 4:7
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - Luke 6:31
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." - James 1:27
"He hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth." - Acts 17:26
"For stern as death is love, relentless as the nether world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away." -Song of Songs 8:6-7
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." - Acts 20:35
"The Kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:21
"For He will command His angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways." - Psalm 91:11
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." - Romans 12:21
"Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." - Jeremiah 33:3
"What business of mine is it to judge those outside the church?" - 1 Corinthians 5:12
"Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven." - Luke 6:37
"So stop lying to each other. Tell the truth to your neighbor. We all belong to the same body." Ephesians 4:25
"Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry." - James 1:19
"Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity." -1 Timothy 5:1-2
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." - Romans 8:14
"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." - Philippians 4:8
As you may know, those outside the church can sometimes shy away from the Bible a bit, labeling it fiction at best or an offensive book condoning judgment of others at worse. As these verses show however, the Bible has a great deal to offer in essential human truths such as non-violence, love, and the championing of tolerance.
Many Christians will be the first to agree that over time, many have misused some of the verses in their holy book out of context in an attempt to control or change others to suit their own wishes. The important thing however, both for Christians and non-Christians alike, is to stay open enough to make up your own mind.
As you can see from the verses above, the Bible is about much more than faith, though that's certainly part of its context. Just as often however, you'll find that at its heart, the Bible is actually a book of action. While even the devil represented within its pages appears to believe in both God and Jesus, actually living a life of love is another matter entirely and appears to be the overriding theme.
So whether you happen to be involved in the church or not, there are hopefully a few things that we can all agree on- not as Christians, members of another faith, or die hard non-believers, but instead as members of the human race. Perhaps instead of bickering over doctrine or fighting in the name of faith, we should focus on the message the Bible really seems to be out to deliver: realizing that at the end of the day we are all just humans who need to be love and love others in return.
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