There are times in our life we need the best Bible verses for whatever may be occurring in our everyday life, and God's Word is relevant for each and every one of them!
Hebrews 4:12 declares - "For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart." - Amplified Bible
2 Timothy 3:16 goes on to say - "All Scripture is God-breathed [given by divine inspiration] and is profitable for instruction, for conviction [of sin], for correction [of error and restoration to obedience], for training in righteousness [learning to live in conformity to God’s will, both publicly and privately—behaving honorably with personal integrity and moral courage];" - Amplified Bible
Any verse in the Bible can be useful in our life, but we must remember not to take them out of context and try to make them say what we want. The best Bible verses are understood within the context they were written. A great place to read any of these "best Bible verses" in context online is BibleGateway.com; they have just about every translation, paraphrase and language available along with other Bible study helps.
One way we can relate to the Bible is like a GPS (Global Positioning System). If used correctly, it can help us get to where we need to be and avoid wrong turns.
The above Bible verse - 2 Timothy 3:16, tells us God's Word is useful to tell us where we need to go and how to get there (instruction). If we make a wrong turn, like a GPS, it is profitable to tell us where we went wrong (conviction) and reroute us to get us back on the right track (correction). From there it will continue leading us along the right route (training).
If you're not very familiar with the Bible, then it may seem hard to navigate to find the best Bible verses that pertain to a certain topic. We've taken a few topics, but will be gradually adding more in the days ahead.
Some of the most well known or best Bible verses you may have heard quoted but not know where they are located are:
Of course THE most quoted and probably the best of the best Bible verses is John 3:16 -
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
The Bible can say much in even a few words. Sometimes in the
busyness of life, we need short Bible verses that will help us remember
God's instruction during our day. Other short Bible verses are enough
to inspire and encourage us in just a few words that can be memorized or
written on a sticky note and placed on our mirror or in our car or even
when we open our wallet.
Three of my favorite short best Bible verses are found right together with three important things for us to remember to do - Rejoice, Pray, Give Thanks!
1 Thessalonians 5:16 - "Rejoice always;"
can rejoice always in any situation, sad or happy, because joy isn't
based on circumstances. It is a fruit of the Holy Spirit; joy is based
on knowing Jesus!
1Thessalonians 5:17 - "pray without ceasing;"
What a glorious truth that we can pray (communicate & commune) with God Almighty anywhere, anytime! He is with us!
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - "in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
thanks changes our attitude and our focus. We may not feel like giving
thanks for everything, but when we remember Whose we are and the One
that loves us and has sacrificed Himself for us, we can certainly find
thankfulness even in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Another wonderful inspirational short Bible verse is found in 1 John 4:19 - "We love, because He first loved us." Yes, God initiated a relationship with us!
John 11:35 is probably the most well-known shortest Bible verse - "Jesus wept." How encouraging is that?! Jesus was fully God and He was fully man. He felt emotions like we do! In context, Jesus had lost a dear friend, Lazarus. He felt loss; He understands and is able to comfort us through His Holy Spirit.
In Luke 10:27 Jesus sums up all the commands into - Love God. Love Others. "He answered: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." How much simpler could He have put it? Think about it - the first four of the Ten Commandments deal with loving God, while the last six speak of loving others.
1 Corinthians 16:14 - "Let all that you do be done in love."
1 Corinthians 13:13 - "But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
You may have already heard, but there are over 365 Bible verses that tell us not to fear; therefore, we have at least one for every day of the year! Over and over God speaks in the Bible and says "Do not be afraid...", "Do not fear...", "Fear not..." Many times these are followed by Him saying that He is with us.
Many of the most fearful times in life are when we are alone. In those moments, God wants us to hear His words that He is with us; we are never alone when we have Jesus in our life!
God is sovereign. Think about some of the things or circumstances we fear...God is greater than all! With Jesus in our life, we no longer have to fear sin, Satan, men, sickness, or even death. Jesus overcame; He says in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
One of the best Bible verses on fear is found in 1 John 4:18 - "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."
Let's face it...the Bible is God's love letter to us! God Himself is
love and because this is His very nature, He loves us. His love is not
based on what we do or don't do; it's based on Who He is! That takes a
load off! We can't earn His love; it is freely given. And when we
receive His love through His Son, Jesus, we also are able to truly love
others. This love is called "Agape'" love. It is unmerited,
unconditional, and eternal. These are some of the best Bible verses
about love that are sure to encourage you!
Probably the most well known and one of the best Bible verses on love is John 3:16 - “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
John speaks volumes about love throughout the Gospel According to John as well as his letters of First, Second and Third John.
This may seem like an odd topic, but how many times have you wanted to include a verse of Scripture in a birthday card or note? The following are some of the best Bible verses for such an occasion:
Most verses have been taken from the New American Standard Translation, while a few are in the New Living Translation.