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Inspirational Scriptures

Encouraging thoughts

Everyone needs encouragement from time to time. These scriptures remind us of YHVH's love for his creation and they encourage us to live according to His ways. A new scripture appears at the top of this page each week. Discover a scripture that may help you through a trial, difficult situation, or to draw closer to The Father and His Son.


Then Jesus said, "come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
 
Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
 
For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."

• Matthew 11:28-30 NLT


With their words, the godless destroy their friends, but knowledge will rescue the righteous.
 
Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.

• Proverbs 11:9,14 NLT


Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
 
Why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing.
 
Yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.
 
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

• Matthew 6:27-30 NLT


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

• Matthew 6:33 NKJV


Feast of Weeks: You shall rejoice before YHVH your Elohim, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where YHVH your Elohim chooses to make His name abide.

• Deuteronomy 16:11 NKJV


When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

• Acts 2:1 NKJV


Trust in YHVH with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
 
Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.

• Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT


For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
 
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes, and He is the one to whom we are accountable.

• Hebrews 4:12-13 NLT


But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines every brighter unto the perfect day.
 
The way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know what makes them stumble.

• Proverbs 4:18-19 NKJV


Honor your father and mother. This is the first commandment with a promise:
 
If you honor your father and mother, things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.

• Ephesians 6:2-3 NLT


If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

• 1 John 1:8-9 NLT


Therefore let us keep the feast (of Unleavened Bread), not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

• 1 Corinthians 5:8 NKJV


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
 
We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne.

• Hebrews 12:1-2 NLT


But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
 
Who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

• 1 Peter 2:9-10 NKJV


Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
 
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse hands, sinners; and purify hearts, double-minded.
 
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

• James 4:7,8,10 NKJV


For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

• Romans 15:4 NKJV


All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
 
God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

• 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT


Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
 
For all that is in the world-the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not of the Father but is of the world.
 
And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

• 1 John 2:15-17 NKJV


Behold, YHVH's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.
 
But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.

• Isiah 59:1-2 NKJV


Listen to me, you who know right from wrong, you who cherish my law in your hearts. Do not be afraid of people's scorn, nor fear their insults.
 
For the moth will devour them as it devours clothing. The worm will eat at them as it eats wool.
 
But my righteousness will last forever, My Salvation will continue from generation to generation.

• Isaiah 51:7-9 NLT


But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.
 
And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

• Matthew 23:11-12 NKJV


If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
 
But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.

• James 1:5-6 NKJV


So then, rid yourselves of all evil, all lying, hypocrisy, jealousy, and evil speech.
 
As newborn babies want milk, you should want the pure and simple teaching. By it you can grow up and be saved.

• 1 Peter 2:1-2 NKJV


But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits.
 
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

• James 3:17-18 NKJV


Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
 
But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works." Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

• James 2:17-18 NKJV


You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
 
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
 
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

• Matthew 5:14-16 NLT


But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

• Hebrews 11:6 KJV


But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.
 
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobediant to parents, unthankful, unholy,
 
unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
 
traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.

• 2 Timothy 3:1-4 NKJV


So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God's law and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

• Matthew 5:19 NLT


Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit in them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,
 
that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgements and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

• Ezekiel 11:19-20 NLT


Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
 
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

• Luke 6:37,38 NKJV


Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge: but he that hates correction is stupid.
 
A good man obtains favor of YHVH: but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.

• Proverbs 12:1-2 NKJV


Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
 
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
 
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

• 1 Peter 5:8-10 NKJV


For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities-His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
 
Yes, they knew God, but they would not worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.
 
Claiming to be wise, they instead became utter fools.

• Romans 1:20-22 NLT


Wherefore having girded up the loins of your mind, being sober, hope perfectly upon the grace that is being brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.

• 1 Peter 1:13 YLT


Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
 
Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throme, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on His throne.

• Revelation 3:20-21 NLT


For no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day I will raise them up.
 
As it is written in the Scriptures, "They will all be taught by God." Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to me.

• John 6:44-45 NLT


Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.

• John 8:12 NLT


Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
 
For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
 
And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst."

• John 6:32-33, 35 NKJV


Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of YHVH seven days; on the first day a sabbath rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath rest.
 
That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I the YHVH your Elohim.

• Leviticus 23:39,43 NKJV


Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you;...
 
It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even to even, shall you celebrate your sabbath.

• Leviticus 23:27,32 KJV


And Jehovah speaks to Moses, saying, in the seventh month, on the first of the month, you have a sabbath, a memorial of shouting, a holy convocation. You do no servile work, and you have brought near a fire-offering to Jehovah.

• Leviticus 23:24-25 YLT


Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
 
Beloved, now we are the children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
 
And everyone who has this hope in Him, purifies himself, just as He is pure.

• 1 John 3:1-3 NKJV


Delight yourself also in YHVH, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
 
But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

• Psalms 37:4,11 NLT


But those who obey God's word truly show how completely they love Him. That is how we know we are living in Him.
 
Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.

• 1 John 2:5-6 NLT


Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.
 
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God's law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.

• Matthew 5:17-18 NLT


And we can be sure that we know Him if we obey His commandments.
 
If someone claims, "I know God" but doesn't obey God's commandments, that person is a liar and is not living in the truth.

• 1 John 2:3-4 NLT


Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid.
 
A good man obtains favor from YHVH, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.

• Proverbs 12:1-2 NKJV


May God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
 
Jesus gave His life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live.
 
All glory to God forever and ever! Amen.

• Galatians 1:3-5 NLT


And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

• Philippians 1:6 NLT


But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.
 
Don't scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, says YHVH.

• Zechariah 8:16-17 NLT


But this is what you must do: Tell the truth to each other. Render verdicts in your courts that are just and that lead to peace.
 
Don't scheme against each other. Stop your love of telling lies that you swear are the truth. I hate all these things, says YHVH.

• Zechariah 8:16-17 NLT


Feast of Weeks: You shall rejoice before YHVH your Elohim, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite who is within your gates, the stranger and the fatherless and the widow who are among you, at the place where YHVH your Elohim chooses to make His name abide.

• Deuteronomy 16:11 NKJV


You shall count seven weeks for yourself; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain.
 
Then you shall keep the Feast of Weeks to YHVH your Elohim with the tribute of a freewill offering from your hand, which you shall give as YHVH your Elohim blesses you.

• Deuteronomy 16:9-10 NKJV


Don't misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose.
 
I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God's law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.

• Matthew 5:17-18 NLT


"You are the light of the world-like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
 
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
 
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."

• John 5:14-16 NLT


And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
 
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name.

• Philippians 2:8-9 NKJV


Enter by the narrow gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.
 
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

• Matthew 7:13-14 NKJV


YHVH is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid? YHVH is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

• Psalm 27:1 NLT


But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.

• 2 Peter 3:18 NLT


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

• Romans 8:35 NKJV


Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit in them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh,
 
that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgements and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

• Ezekiel 11:19-20 NLT


Let your conduct be without coveteousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

• Hebrews 13:5 NKJV


And it shall come to pass in the last days, says GOD, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.
 
And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.

• Acts 2:17-18 NKJV


This is what the Lord of Heaven's Armies says: Once again old men and women will walk Jerusalem's streets with their canes and will sit together in the city squares.
 
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls at play.

• Zechariah 8:4-5 NLT


Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
 
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

• Mark 7:7,9 NKJV


Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

• Romans 8:35 NKJV


 

Inspiration

Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

Then Jesus said, "come unto me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."

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