|15 Essential Biblical Texts
The Bible is chock full of guiding passages that can help you get through just about any situation in life.
Whether you’re tired or scared or lonely or confused or sad, The Good Book has you covered.
But sometimes you just need a little inspiration — a quick hit of scripture to get you over a hump or through a lull in your day.
Or maybe you’re looking for some easy verses to memorize, or for you kids to memorize.
That’s where these 51 short Bible verses for Inspiration come in.
Some of them are complete sentences, some just fragments. But all of them impart a bit off God’s wisdom and love.
And when the mood strikes you, and you have a bit more time, I’d encourage you to dig in to the scripture surrounding each of these so you get a bit more context.
For now, though, enjoy these short Bible verses for Inspiration what they are — bite-size hunks of inspiration.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
1 Corinthians 10:31
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 8:6
… yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things cameand for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sinsand purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us.
1 John 5:3
In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
1 Thessalonians 5:17
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power,love and self-discipline.
They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
“You shall have no other gods before me.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
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.
In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
The Lord bless you and keep you;
Do everything without grumbling or arguing,
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed;
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.