100 Bible Verses about Gods Will

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV / 201 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.”

Matthew 6:10 ESV / 181 helpful votes

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

Luke 22:42 ESV / 166 helpful votes

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

James 4:13-15 ESV / 159 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.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 159 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.

Romans 8:28-30 ESV / 132 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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 116 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 97 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 ESV / 93 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. ...

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:4 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 72 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:33-34 ESV / 70 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 6:17-19 ESV / 62 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.

1 Peter 3:17 ESV / 54 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV / 52 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.

Ephesians 5:17 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 4:19 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Philippians 2:13 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:2 ESV / 30 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.

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.

Psalm 37:23 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:3-4 ESV / 29 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.

Psalm 40:8 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33-34 ESV / 26 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.

John 6:28-29 ESV / 24 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.”

Isaiah 55:11 ESV / 23 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.

Isaiah 46:10 ESV / 19 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,’

Isaiah 43:16-19 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Psalm 90:12 ESV / 19 helpful votes

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Genesis 22:1-18 ESV / 19 helpful votes

After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” ...

Isaiah 55:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 3:11 ESV / 18 helpful votes

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.

Amos 3:7 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Isaiah 43:16 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,

1 Thessalonians 4:13 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.

Ephesians 6:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man,

Ephesians 1:9-11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:28 ESV / 12 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 9 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.

James 4:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Mark 3:35 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 8 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.

Proverbs 11:14 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 8 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. ...

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1 ESV / 7 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 / 7 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.

John 6:40 ESV / 7 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 6:33 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 7 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 11:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 6 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.

Ephesians 2:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Proverbs 16:9 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 John 2:16-17 ESV / 5 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.

James 4:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 13:20-21 ESV / 5 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.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 2:4 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:15-20 ESV / 5 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, ...

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

John 4:34 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:39 ESV / 5 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 7:21 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 143:10 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 4 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 ...

1 John 4:4 ESV / 4 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.

1 John 3:16-18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

2 Peter 1:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

James 5:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

James 1:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:5 ESV / 4 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.

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Colossians 4:12 ESV / 4 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.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Ephesians 6:6 ESV / 4 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,

Ephesians 1:1-11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, ...

Galatians 6:7-8 ESV / 4 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.

2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV / 4 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 4 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 13:4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

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