100 Bible Verses about Gods Will

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 279 helpful votes

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 259 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 226 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Luke 22:42 ESV / 223 helpful votes

Saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.”

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 222 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 221 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 215 helpful votes

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 207 helpful votes

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 186 helpful votes

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

James 4:13-15 ESV / 175 helpful votes

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 153 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 147 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 139 helpful votes

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 138 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Ephesians 5:17 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

1 Peter 4:19 ESV / 114 helpful votes

Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 111 helpful votes

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 110 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 ESV / 108 helpful votes

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. ...

1 John 1:9 ESV / 101 helpful votes

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 89 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 89 helpful votes

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Mark 3:35 ESV / 88 helpful votes

For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.”

Romans 8:28 ESV / 87 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 84 helpful votes

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 83 helpful votes

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

John 7:17 ESV / 83 helpful votes

If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.

Micah 6:8 ESV / 82 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 81 helpful votes

For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 80 helpful votes

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way;

John 3:16 ESV / 79 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 77 helpful votes

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 76 helpful votes

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 76 helpful votes

I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 76 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

James 1:5 ESV / 75 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 75 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 6:19-21 ESV / 75 helpful votes

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 73 helpful votes

Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 70 helpful votes

This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

John 6:40 ESV / 70 helpful votes

For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 69 helpful votes

And going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 69 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Romans 8:27 ESV / 68 helpful votes

And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

1 John 2:17 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

James 4:15 ESV / 63 helpful votes

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 ESV / 63 helpful votes

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 61 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Hebrews 11:1 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

James 4:7 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 58 helpful votes

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.

1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 57 helpful votes

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart,

John 1:12 ESV / 54 helpful votes

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 51 helpful votes

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Matthew 7:21 ESV / 51 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

John 14:27 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 6:38 ESV / 49 helpful votes

For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me.

John 4:34 ESV / 49 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.

Psalm 23:1 ESV / 49 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Acts 16:6 ESV / 48 helpful votes

And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia.

Ephesians 5:15-20 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, ...

Isaiah 18:1-7 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Ah, land of whirring wings that is beyond the rivers of Cush, which sends ambassadors by the sea, in vessels of papyrus on the waters! Go, you swift messengers, to a nation, tall and smooth, to a people feared near and far, a nation mighty and conquering, whose land the rivers divide. All you inhabitants of the world, you who dwell on the earth, when a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, hear! For thus the Lord said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” For before the harvest, when the blossom is over, and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he cuts off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading branches he lops off and clears away. ...

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 46 helpful votes

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Mark 14:36 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 45 helpful votes

But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

John 4:24 ESV / 43 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

1 Corinthians 2:16 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.

Psalm 25:12 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Who is the man who fears the Lord? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.

1 Corinthians 13:4 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

John 5:30 ESV / 40 helpful votes

“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.

Proverbs 15:22 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 39 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Psalm 48:14 ESV / 38 helpful votes

That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Romans 8:29 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 37 helpful votes

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 35 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

1 John 4:4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Matthew 6:9-13 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Psalm 138:8 ESV / 30 helpful votes

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 29 helpful votes

So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

John 9:31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

We know that God does not listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does his will, God listens to him.

Matthew 6:33-34 ESV / 28 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Jeremiah 24:7 ESV / 28 helpful votes

I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.

John 16:33 ESV / 27 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

John 6:28-29 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”

Colossians 4:12 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you, always struggling on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand mature and fully assured in all the will of God.

2 Chronicles 30:9 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.”

Galatians 6:7-8 ESV / 25 helpful votes

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Matthew 18:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’

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