17 Bible Verses About Obedience

We know the Bible talks about obedience. What does obedience mean in the Bible, Here are some Bible verses about obedience. You may find these helpful verses to remember during times of temptation. Know the meaning of biblical obedience. 

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Bible Verses About Obedience

The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he to whom it belongs shall come and the obedience of the nations shall be his. (Genesis 49:10 NIV)

Walk in obedience to all that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. (Deuteronomy 5:33 NIV)

Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him. (Deuteronomy 8:6 NIV)

And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, (Deuteronomy 10:12 NIV)

The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. (Deuteronomy 28:9 NIV)

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But Samuel replied, “What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams. Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.” (1 Samuel 15:22-23 NLT)

He forsook the Lord, the God of his ancestors, and did not walk in obedience to him. (2 Kings 21:22 NIV)

Then the angel of the Lord ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the name of the Lord. (1 Chronicles 21:18-19 NIV)

King Jotham became powerful because he was careful to live in obedience to the Lord his God. (2 Chronicles 27:6 NLT)

“But the people of Israel rebelled against me, and they refused to obey my decrees there in the wilderness. They wouldn’t obey my regulations even though obedience would have given them life. They also violated my Sabbath days. So I threatened to pour out my fury on them, and I made plans to utterly consume them in the wilderness. (Ezekiel 20:13 NLT)

For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. (Romans 5:19 NIV)

Confident of your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even more than I ask. (Philemon 1:21 NIV)

During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 5:7-10 NIV)

Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered. (Hebrews 5:8 NLT)

Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. (Philippians 2:7-8 NLT)

Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. (Titus 3:9-10 NLT)

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. (2 John 1:6 NIV)

 

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19 Bible Verses About Weakness

In the subtitle to our current Bible study, we are discussing “your weakness, God’s strength.” What does the Bible say about weakness? We asked our community members to share how they feel about weakness. And then we researched Bible verses about weakness to help us understand weakness from a biblical lens. We often think of weakness in terms of physical strength. Yet, weakness is also a mindset. 

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Bible Verses About Weakness

Moses saw that the people were out of control, for Aaron had let them get out of control, resulting in weakness before their enemies. (Exodus 32:25 HCSB)

He remembered us in our weakness. His faithful love endures forever. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31NIV)

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. (Isaiah 40:29 NLT)

My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. (Psalm 73:26 NLT)

Strengthen me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, for I am weak with love. (Song of Solomon 2:5 NLT)

When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick, so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: He Himself took our weaknesses and carried our diseases. (Matthew 8:16-17 HCSB)

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matthew 26:41 NIV)

I am using a human analogy because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you offered the parts of yourselves as slaves to moral impurity, and to greater and greater lawlessness, so now offer them as slaves to righteousness, which results in sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from allegiance to righteousness. (Romans 6:19-20 HCSB)

More Bible Verses About Weakness

In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. (Romans 8:26 NIV)

In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27 HCSB)

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. (1 Corinthians 8:9 NIV)

If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses. (2 Corinthians 11:30 HCSB)

But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 HCSB)

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time. (Hebrews 4:15-16 HCSB)

And he is able to deal gently with ignorant and wayward people because he himself is subject to the same weaknesses. (Hebrews 5:2 NLT)

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. (Hebrews 12:11-12 NIV)

Establish my footsteps in [the way of] Your word; Do not let any human weakness have power over me [causing me to be separated from You]. (Psalm 119:133 AMP)

So it is with the resurrection of the dead. The [human] body that is sown is perishable and mortal, it is raised imperishable and immortal. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in strength; it is sown a natural body [mortal, suited to earth], it is raised a spiritual body [immortal, suited to heaven]. As surely as there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body. (1 Corinthians 15:42-44 AMP)

For we all stumble and sin in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says [never saying the wrong thing], he is a perfect man [fully developed in character, without serious flaws], able to bridle his whole body and rein in his entire nature [taming his human faults and weaknesses]. (James 3:2 AMP)

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7 Dry Bone Bible Verses

Sometimes we hear the phrase dry bones. Yes, there are dry bone Bible verses. The concept today is used as a metaphor where dry bones are resurrected. It may look like the dry bones of a marriage. Or dry bones of a career. Perhaps the metaphor applies to dry bones of a community. Or a broken spirit. 

In any case, the dry bones metaphor comes from the Bible. Originally and most often understood, as the answer to a prophetic prayer. Pick a verse from the list below and pray earnestly over your dry bones! 

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“He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out.” (Ezekiel‬ ‭37:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“He said to me, “Prophesy concerning these bones and say to them: Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!” (Ezekiel‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭HCSB‬‬)

“Again He said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord!” (Ezekiel‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

“Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Look how they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope has perished; we are cut off.’” (‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭37:11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬)

“Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones—all hope is gone. Our nation is finished.’” (Ezekiel‬ ‭37:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬)

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.” (Proverbs‬ ‭17:22‬ ‭HCSB‬‬)

“The Lord will always lead you, satisfy you in a parched land, and strengthen your bones. You will be like a watered garden and like a spring whose waters never run dry.” (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭58:11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬)

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24 Bible Verses About Authority

There are many Bible verses about authority. Many people today want to know what does the Bible say about authority. How can we discern real authority from false authority. Look for these Bible verses about authority to understand the biblical view on authority.

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Bible Verses About Authority

If the prophet speaks in the Lord’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the Lord did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared. (Deut 18:22 NLT)

When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan. (Proverbs 29:2 NLT)

He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. (Daniel 7:14 NIV)

By my power I will make my people strong, and by my authority they will go wherever they wish. I, the Lord, have spoken!”(Zechariah 10:12 NLT)

He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. (Matthew 7:28-29 NIV)

But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.” (Matthew 9:6 NIV)

When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man. (Matthew 9:8 NIV)

Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. (Matthew 10:1 NIV)

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Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. (Matthew 28:18 NIV)

The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. (Mark 1:22 NIV)

But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins. (Mark 2:10 NIV)

He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. (Mark 3:14-15 NIV)

Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. (Mark 6:7 NIV)

 In addition, the Father judges no one. Instead, he has given the Son absolute authority to judge. (John 5:22 NLT)

Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple courts, cried out, “Yes, you know me, and you know where I am from. I am not here on my own authority, but he who sent me is true. (John 7:28 NIV)

No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.” (John 10:18 NIV)

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work. (John 14:10 NIV)

He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.” (Acts 1:7 NIV)

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. (Romans 1:13 NIV)

Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (Romans 13:2 NIV)

After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. (Revelation 18:1 NIV)

They will have the same authority I received from my Father, and I will also give them the morning star! (Revelation 2:28 NLT)

After all this I saw another angel come down from heaven with great authority, and the earth grew bright with his splendor. (Revelation 18:1 NLT)

I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4 NIV)

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15 Bible Verses About Destiny

What does the Bible say about destiny? Read through these Bible verses about destiny. Find a favorite verse and write it down. Destiny in the Bible is helpful to know. But make sure you open your Bible and read the surrounding verses so you understand the original context and use.

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I will take revenge; I will pay them back. In due time their feet will slip. Their day of disaster will arrive, and their destiny will overtake them.’ (Deuteronomy 32:35 NLT)

While still uncut shoots, they would dry up quicker than any other plant. Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish. (Job 8:12-13 HCSB)

So he will do to me whatever he has planned. He controls my destiny. (Job 23:14 NLT)

When I tried to understand all this, it seemed hopeless until I entered God’s sanctuary. Then I understood their destiny. (Psalm 73:16-17 HCSB)

Then I went into your sanctuary, O God, and I finally understood the destiny of the wicked. (Psalm 73:17 NLT)

You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. (Psalm 73:24 NLT)

Everything has already been decided. It was known long ago what each person would be. So there’s no use arguing with God about your destiny. (Ecclesiastes 6:10 NLT)

The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t. (Ecclesiastes 9:2 NLT)

But you who abandon the Lord, who forget My holy mountain, who prepare a table for Fortune and fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny, (Isaiah 65:11 HCSB)

But as for you, go on your way to the end; you will rest, then rise to your destiny at the end of the days. (Daniel 12:13 HCSB)

And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no great thing if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their destiny will be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:14-15 HCSB)

This is your destiny, the portion [of judgment] measured to you From Me,” says the Lord, “Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in [pagan] lies [the counterfeit gods, and the pretense of alliance]. (Jeremiah 13:25 AMP)

In Him also we have received an inheritance [a destiny—we were claimed by God as His own], having been predestined (chosen, appointed beforehand) according to the purpose of Him who works everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His will.. (Ephesians 1:11 AMP)

Whatever happens, happens. Its destiny is fixed. You can’t argue with fate. (Ecclesiastes 6:10 MSG)

Don’t bad-mouth each other, friends. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk. You’re supposed to be honoring the Message, not writing graffiti all over it. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Who do you think you are to meddle in the destiny of others? (James 4:11 MSG)

 

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33 Bible Verses About Creation

We love Bible verses about create! The Bible is filled with stories about how God creates the world around us. When we seek to understand His heart, we search Bible verses about creation.

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Bible Verses About Creation

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 NIV)

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:27 NIV)

And all of them conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion. (Nehemiah 4:8 NKJV)

For God created both me and my servants. He created us both in the womb. (Job 31:15 NLT)

The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. (Psalm 33:6 NLT)

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10 NIV)

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. (Psalm 139:13 NIV)

Bible Verses About Create

When you give them your breath, life is created, and you renew the face of the earth. (Psalm 104:30 NLT)

You made me; you created me. Now give me the sense to follow your commands. (Psalm 119:73 NLT)

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for at his command they were created… (Psalm 148:5 NIV)

By wisdom the Lord founded the earth; by understanding he created the heavens. (Proverbs 3:19 NLT)

Wealth created by a lying tongue is a vanishing mist and a deadly trap. (Proverbs 21:6 NLT)

This only have I found: God created mankind upright, but they have gone in search of many schemes. (Ecclesiastes 7:29 NIV)

I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7 NIV)

I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the Lord, do all these things. ’
(Isaiah 45:7 NKJV)

“I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near,” Says the Lord, “And I will heal him.” (Isaiah 57:19 NKJV)

“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind.” (Isaiah 65:17 NIV)

You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. (Ezekiel 28:15 NIV)

Are we not all children of the same Father? Are we not all created by the same God? Then why do we betray each other, violating the covenant of our ancestors? (Malachi 2:10 NLT)

For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the creation which God created until this time, nor ever shall be. (Mark 13:19 NKJV)

The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. (John 1:4-5 NLT)

He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. (John 1:10-11 NLT)

They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. (Romans 1:25 NIV)

They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! (Romans 1:25 NLT)

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 NKJV)

For man did not come from woman, but woman from man; neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. (1 Corinthians 11:8-9 NIV)

For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (Colossians 1:16 NKJV)

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (Colossians 1:16 NIV)

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. (1 Timothy 4:4-5 NIV)

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. (James 1:17 NLT)

He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. (James 1:18 NIV)

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Revelation 4:11 NIV)

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