Bible Verses To Meditate Upon
The Holy Bible is the authoritative word of God and provides us with guidance in our lives. Even if reading is not one of your favorite activities, we encourage you to study the Bible to grow in your relationship with the Lord.
Try a few different versions if the language feels archaic to you. We suggest The Message Bible or the New Living Translation to help you. To begin your understanding of the Bible as the Christian's source for direction and its authority, let us share with you a few facts.
The Bible is actually 66 books written over a period of approximately 2,000 years by 40 authors from three different continents in three different languages. The consistency of the message and the seamless representation of God's character are nothing short of miraculous.
We encourage you to meditate on the scriptures below as a starting point. But taking scripture verses out of context should only be done very carefully so that we don't lose the full meaning, or twist the intention. If one of the verses below spikes your curiosity or speaks to your heart, look it up in your Bible and read the chapters before and after the verses, asking the Lord to reveal Himself to you and guide you by His Holy Spirit into all truth.
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"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
2 Corinthians 3:17
"Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom."
"When hard pressed I cried out to the Lord and He brought me into a spacious place."
"Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.
Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses."
"Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation— if you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, have become a servant. "
"Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life."
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but through me."
"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. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."
2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old things have passed away and all things have become new."
"I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who began a new work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Jesus Christ."