10 Bible Verses That Can Change Your Life (part 10)

lighthouseFor those of you who have studied the Bible for several years, no matter how often you read a particular verse, oftentimes a new understanding of it will suddenly light up at you as if it were new!

Last year, there were verses that for years I have been familiar that all of a sudden took on a whole new dimension when I began writing about them.

If you are a new Christian or a person who does not know yet what the Bible is all about, I pray that the verses below will cause you to start thinking differently about yourself and the world you live in.

On the other hand, chances are you are now beginning to study the Bible. If so, I believe it will be a Supreme Being, the Great God, who will be communicating to you mostly through your thoughts.

Below are ten more Bible verses added from “10 Bible Verses That Can Change Your Life (part 9)” that have changed my life and other people’s lives as well. These verses have been doing this throughout the centuries. I am sure you long-time students of the Bible can think of other verses that are also life-changing.

91) Psalm 7:8

Let the Lord judge the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,
according to my integrity, O Most High.

How many of you have been mistreated, misunderstood, cheated or taken advantage by others? If anger is getting the best of you, instead impulsively striking back in revenge, put it in God’s hands.

You do not know God? Well, here is an opportunity to get to know Him! Silently talk to God. Tell Him how you feel about those who have hurt you. Then leave it to Him to do what is best. Let God be the judge. Let Him carry out the revenge. I believe He will act on your behalf. The experience of what you will see God do will become your testimony about God which will dramatically change your life.

92) Psalm 17:6

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

This verse follows in the heels of the previous verse above (Psalm 7:8). Once you see before you how God has dealt with what was troubling you, you will now have a mindset where next time you can call on Him to help you, bail you out, and protect you when distressed – just call on Him. He will always hear you as you converse with Him. You now have a friend you now recognize as accompanying you for life.

93) 1 Corinthians 11:26

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

If you have just become a Christian or have been one for a while you will appreciate the value of this verse. Once you have acknowledged the body of Jesus Christ (the bread in the verse) and His blood (the wine in this verse), you make it known that Jesus died, rose again, and is your Savior.

This verse above concludes, “…until He comes.”  How can Jesus come if He is dead? No, He is alive. And knowing that this Jesus is now with you and is soon returning visibly to earth will change your life.

Dagon Falls

Dagon falls before the ark of God.

94) 1 Samuel 5:4

But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the Lord! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained.

For those of you who do not yet know Christ, be aware there are false gods that have been all around you. But, Jesus Christ, the true God, is now starting to relate with you.

Just as God dealt with the god, Dagon, belonging to the Philistines (this verse above), He is dealing with the gods that have influenced you. God does this by tossing and breaking these images that are controlling you. These gods can be: love of money, plus addictions to drugs, sex, and alcohol. These are just worthless priorities, your gods, that you have been wasting time on.

Once you see God working with you, determine (with God’s help and strength) not to follow any of these false gods again. You do not need them. Let the one, true God change your life!

95) 1 Samuel 9:17

When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the Lord said to him, “This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.”

The context of this verse has Samuel, the spiritual spokesman and counselor between the people of ancient Israel and God, carrying out the mission of who God wanted to be as the first king over Israel. Samuel had just heard the cries of the people demanding to have a human king rule over them just as the other surrounding nations had. God afterwards told Samuel that the nation was not rejecting him (Samuel) but rejecting God Himself to rule over them (1 Samuel 8:7). God chose Saul as the human king which later resulted in a steady downward spiral of the nation’s relationship with Him.

The significance of this verse is this: when you have God as the primary person in your life, the results will be beneficial and long lasting. Everything you ever want to have and accomplish will begin to be fulfilled in Jesus Christ – and continue – especially in your next life.

96) 1 Samuel 10:10

When he and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him; the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he joined in their prophesying.

The “he” in this verse is Saul who had just been anointed king over Israel by Samuel (1 Samuel 10:1). King Saul then received the Spirit of God which enabled him to have the same manifestations as the prophets he had met.

How does this apply to you? Well, when you accept Jesus Christ you also will receive an anointing of the Holy Spirit. He will enhance (and/or add) skills and talents given you by God. The question you then will have to resolve is, “What does the Holy Spirit in me now want me to do?” The Holy Spirit in you will indeed let you know and change your life!


David fights Goliath

97) 1 Samuel 17:49

Reaching into his bag and taking out a stone, he slung it and struck the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground.

Some of you reading this are experiencing tremendous difficulties and challenges in your lives. Some of you are currently facing a crisis that threatens your very livelihood. Well, if you reach for a “rock” as David did and sling it at your enemy (trials, persecution, temptation, etc.), you will be joyfully surprised!

What am I saying? Well, Jesus Christ is our Rock. And when you hurl Christ, the Rock, at your enemy by praying to God and trusting in Him, results will – not may – occur!

By the way, one of the rocks you can use is “loving your enemy ” (Matthew 5:43-48).

Another weapon that David used after Goliath fell to the ground was a sword, although it was Goliath’s sword. We Christians today use the Bible as our sword against the enemy.

98) 1 Kings 19:3

Elijah was afraid and ran for his life.

Many of you, for some reason, feel weak and not worthy of receiving everlasting life. But when you have Jesus Christ with you and in you, you will have victory. He will change your life.

It is amazing how Elijah, who had God’s Spirit, was fearful for his life at that time. By clicking here, read the context as to why Elijah was fearful. This is an admission that even we Christians who profess Jesus Christ and have the Holy Spirit will experience fear at times. We are still human, still subject to temptations and shortcomings, but our God will not forsake us as we continually turn to Him at critical moments in our lives.

A Facebook friend recently posted a message that in the Bible there are 365 passages where God reminds us not to be fearful. I found that interesting. Researching and studying these passages about how God wants to deal with your fears will change your life.

99) Daniel 1:17

To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

The four men mentioned in this verse are: Daniel, (Belteshazzar);  Hananiah, (Shadrach); Mishael, (Meshach); and Azariah, (Abednego). These men of the Old Testament were given special gifts of education from the Holy Spirit for a reason. Daniel was given the ability to interpret dreams which were actually prophetic in nature. All of this opened the way for these men to enter and be present in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court.

What is my point? If you, a non-believer, have a change of heart and accept Jesus Christ and receive the Holy Spirit, you will have special gifts especially fitted to you for special use in the church. It will edify (improve, teach, build up) the body of Christ and change your life.

Nebuchanezzar Dream Image100) Daniel 2:36

This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king.

Please note that Daniel, who was doing the talking to King Nebuchadnezzar,  spoke in the plural, “we,” even though the gift of dream interpretation was specifically given to Daniel (Daniel 1:17  above).

What I see here is that when God uses you through the gifts He has given you (see 1 Corinthians 12), you will not be an insignificant number in the church, but a living part of it. What it all will mean to you will be more and more understood deeply and appreciably by you as time goes on and you live in the newness of Jesus Christ.

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1) All Bible verses are quoted from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted. Holy Bible: New International Version. (2011). Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan

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