100 Bible Verses about Living For God

Romans 12:2 ESV / 212 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.

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 146 helpful votes

For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 145 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 111 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 83 helpful votes

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 73 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.

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 72 helpful votes

“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

Hebrews 13:5 ESV / 68 helpful votes

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV / 65 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Romans 14:8 ESV / 65 helpful votes

For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.

1 John 1:9 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 61 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

2 Corinthians 5:15 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

John 8:32 ESV / 56 helpful votes

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 56 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. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Romans 6:23 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 48 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

John 3:16 ESV / 47 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.

Mark 16:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 37 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 34 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Romans 12:1 ESV / 34 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.

Acts 17:28 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For “‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, “‘For we are indeed his offspring.’

Acts 17:25 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 29 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.

John 3:3 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Romans 3:23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 27 helpful votes

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

1 Peter 1:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Acts 26:18 ESV / 24 helpful votes

To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 23 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

Exodus 23:7 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not acquit the wicked.

Romans 14:7-9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.

Acts 5:29 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

1 Peter 2:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 19 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.

Romans 8:7 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.

Colossians 3:1-6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. ...

Ephesians 6:4 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

John 14:6 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 18 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.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Luke 22:39-46 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. ...

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 15 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 15 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.

John 7:38 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”

1 John 4:4 ESV / 14 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 Peter 4:1-2 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God.

Philippians 4:19 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

James 1:22 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

1 Timothy 3:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.

John 10:10 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:15 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!”

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

John 5:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.

Matthew 26:63 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But Jesus remained silent. And the high priest said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God.”

Jeremiah 10:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God and the everlasting King. At his wrath the earth quakes, and the nations cannot endure his indignation.

1 John 5:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

1 Peter 2:15 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 11 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.

Hebrews 1:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 11 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.

Romans 6:4 ESV / 11 helpful votes

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.

John 6:57 ESV / 11 helpful votes

As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me.

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Deuteronomy 5:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived?

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 10 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Galatians 2:20-21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.

Matthew 25:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’

Matthew 16:16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Jeremiah 23:36 ESV / 10 helpful votes

But ‘the burden of the Lord’ you shall mention no more, for the burden is every man's own word, and you pervert the words of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God.

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Revelation 3:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

1 Corinthians 6:20 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?

John 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Matthew 22:32 ESV / 8 helpful votes

‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? He is not God of the dead, but of the living.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 8 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.

Isaiah 18:1-7 ESV / 8 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. ...

Psalm 59:3-5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord, for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. Awake, come to meet me, and see! You, Lord God of hosts, are God of Israel. Rouse yourself to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah

Job 19:15 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The guests in my house and my maidservants count me as a stranger; I have become a foreigner in their eyes.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

1 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 7 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Luke 1:37 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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