100 Bible Verses about Living For God

Romans 12:2 ESV / 1,929 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.

Romans 8:28 ESV / 1,647 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 6:33 ESV / 1,513 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 1,422 helpful votes

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

Galatians 1:10 ESV / 1,405 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 / 1,364 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.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 1,331 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:24 ESV / 1,329 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 / 1,318 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.”

Romans 14:8 ESV / 1,312 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 / 1,302 helpful votes

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

James 1:2-4 ESV / 1,205 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.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 1,180 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.’

John 3:16 ESV / 1,172 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 1,147 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,

Hebrews 4:12 ESV / 1,128 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.

John 8:32 ESV / 1,116 helpful votes

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

Exodus 20:3 ESV / 1,098 helpful votes

“You shall have no other gods before me.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV / 1,092 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 6:23 ESV / 1,040 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 1,038 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / 1,028 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 1,017 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.

1 Peter 2:2 ESV / 970 helpful votes

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

John 10:10 ESV / 939 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1-2 ESV / 915 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 John 5:20 ESV / 911 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.

Luke 11:28 ESV / 900 helpful votes

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

Romans 12:1 ESV / 892 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.

Psalm 119:105 ESV / 865 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:15 ESV / 864 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.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 843 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

John 6:57 ESV / 840 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.

Matthew 4:4 ESV / 829 helpful votes

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV / 777 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 complete, equipped for every good work.

John 7:38 ESV / 770 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 770 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.

Psalm 42:2 ESV / 757 helpful votes

My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?

John 1:1 ESV / 731 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-17 ESV / 726 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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 712 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 708 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.

Colossians 3:23-24 ESV / 683 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Hebrews 3:12 ESV / 655 helpful votes

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.

1 John 4:16 ESV / 650 helpful votes

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Galatians 2:20 ESV / 646 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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 628 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.

John 8:12 ESV / 625 helpful votes

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

John 6:35 ESV / 620 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

Genesis 1:26 ESV / 620 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.”

John 1:14 ESV / 615 helpful votes

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 17:3 ESV / 613 helpful votes

And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 601 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Jeremiah 10:10 ESV / 600 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 588 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:32 ESV / 582 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.”

Psalm 33:4 ESV / 577 helpful votes

For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness.

Deuteronomy 5:26 ESV / 577 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?

James 1:17 ESV / 575 helpful votes

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Mark 16:15 ESV / 575 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 23:36 ESV / 573 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.

Philippians 1:21 ESV / 566 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 11:6 ESV / 558 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.

1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV / 557 helpful votes

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

Matthew 16:16 ESV / 557 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 552 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,

1 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 538 helpful votes

To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 535 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.

Psalm 16:2 ESV / 533 helpful votes

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.”

John 6:27 ESV / 531 helpful votes

Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.”

Genesis 1:20 ESV / 523 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 Peter 3:18 ESV / 522 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,

John 4:2 ESV / 492 helpful votes

(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples),

Deuteronomy 8:3 ESV / 488 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.

Psalm 119:7 ESV / 457 helpful votes

I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules.

Philippians 2:14-16 ESV / 452 helpful votes

Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

James 1:22 ESV / 438 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 1:2 ESV / 419 helpful votes

According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

Galatians 5:25 ESV / 419 helpful votes

If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.

Genesis 1:28 ESV / 409 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.”

Hebrews 12:14 ESV / 403 helpful votes

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

Titus 2:11-12 ESV / 400 helpful votes

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,

1 Peter 1:3 ESV / 390 helpful votes

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Philippians 4:12 ESV / 390 helpful votes

I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.

Proverbs 10:2 ESV / 376 helpful votes

Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

1 Peter 2:16 ESV / 372 helpful votes

Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God.

Colossians 3:3 ESV / 371 helpful votes

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

Romans 6:1-2 ESV / 369 helpful votes

What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?

James 3:13 ESV / 368 helpful votes

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.

Hebrews 4:2 ESV / 354 helpful votes

For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 337 helpful votes

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

1 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 312 helpful votes

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness: He was manifested in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 3:2 ESV / 308 helpful votes

Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

Philippians 4:8 ESV / 295 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.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 290 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.

John 1:1-3:36 ESV / 268 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...

Proverbs 4:1-10:32 ESV / 267 helpful votes

Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. ...

Psalm 73:26 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 233 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

James 3:3 ESV / 233 helpful votes

If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.

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