The Angry Heart

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The Angry Heart Angry Heart : A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil, but a fool is hotheaded and reckless. A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and a crafty man is hated. Proverbs 14:16-17 (NIV) An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. Proverbs 29:22 (NIV) The root of sinful anger grows in a heart that is self-centered and idolatrous. Because we live in a society that screams constantly about “rights,” when our perceived rights are violated, we become angry. Women champion their “right to choose,” homosexuals fight for the…

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Bible Verses Times Adversity: 15Bible Verses for Times of Adversity

Bible Verses Times Adversity: Bible Verses Times Adversity: We all experience times of adversity in our lifetime. As the saying goes, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Turn to God and His words during times of adversity for strength and comfort. When we put our faith in him, he will help guide us to the path of happiness and peace. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Proverbs…

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Bible Verses Grandparents: 13 Bible Verses for Grandparents

Bible Verses Grandparents: Bible Verses Grandparents: Sometimes with older age, it can be saddening to think time is thinning. Let these Bible verses for Grandparents encourage you to rejoice in the lives and memories you helped create, and let them give you comfort in knowing that no matter our age, God’s love and guidance for us will not diminish. Isaiah 46:4-5 4 Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will…

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Bible Verses Birthdays: 16 Bible Verses for Birthdays

Bible Verses Birthdays: Bible Verses Birthdays: Celebrate God’s blessing of life with these Bible verses that are perfect for sending to someone on their birthday. Every life is precious and God has a plan for every baby that is born. The Bible is filled with promises of hope and a future. Take time on your birthday or the birthday of a family member or friend to remember that God is the giver of life and He loves you! Also check out our Birthday Prayers to pray over and share on your…

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Bible Verses Suicide: 16 Bible Verses About Suicide

Bible Verses Suicide: Bible Verses Suicide: Many people who struggle with suicidal thoughts feel like they are alone. You would be surprised by how much the Bible talks about suicide. There are several helpful examples of those who took their life and many reminders of hope throughout Scripture. Even though these stories from the Bible are of people overwhelmed by fear, guilt, heartache, illness, pride, disillusionment and hopelessness, no where in God’s Word does it indicate that suicide is an unforgivable sin. The Bible is very clear in that the only…

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Bible Verses Music: 17 Bible Verses about Music

Bible Verses Music: Bible Verses Music: God created us to be instruments with the ability to sing and make music. Music is an important part of worship and praise to God, so it only seems fitting that bible verses about music can be found throughout scripture. Rejoice in the sound through this collection of bible verses about music! Psalm 95:1 1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Ephesians 5:19 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and…

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Bible Verses Knowledge: 10 Bible Verses about Knowledge

Bible Verses Knowledge: Bible Verses Knowledge: Through God’s words we gain an understanding that God is the one who gives the gift of knowledge- that is an understanding or awareness of something. The Lord however, grants knowledge to those who have an honest relationship with him. This collection of bible verses give insights to the value of knowledge and the path to gaining it. Proverbs 2:6 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 1:7 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of…

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Bible Verses Insecurity: 11 Bible Verses about Insecurity

 Bible Verses Insecurity: Bible Verses Insecurity: There are many different sources of insecurity, but among them is the lack of trust and confidence in God. Use these Bible verses to assure you that God has given us purpose for our lives, and to rid of all doubt we have in His plan for us, for doubt is said to be the work of Satan. Philippians 4:6-9 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the…

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Bible Verses Helping Others: 26 Bible Verses About Helping Others

Bible Verses Helping Others: Bible Verses Helping Others: Teaching children the importance of giving to others, whether time, money or energy, is one of the most valuable character traits in a child of God. The Bible is filled with verses and examples of people of all ages helping others. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot to give or a little, it’s the heart that matters! Read these Scriptures about helping others and be encouraged today to go make a difference in someone’s life! You never know how a small…

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Bible Verses Happiness: 13 Bible Verses about Happiness

Bible Verses Happiness: Bible Verses Happiness: We all want to be happy, but sometimes trying to find happiness can be a struggle. Often times we search for it in all the wrong places or ways, when the answer is much simpler- God. “Happy are the people whose God is the Lord” Psalm 144:15. The Bible guides us to happiness through God’s Word! Psalm 37:4 4 Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Isaiah 12:2 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust…

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Endurance Bible Verses: 12 Bible Verses about Endurance

Endurance Bible Verses: Endurance Bible Verses: Let these Bible verses inspire you to proceed through whatever challenges you may face in life. Let them help you gain endurance, for endurance leads to growth in character and hope. Romans 5:3 3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; Hebrews 10:36 36 You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. James 1:2-3 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and…

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Change Bible Verses: 19 Bible Verses About Change

Change Bible Verses: Change Bible Verses: There seems to always be a guarantee in life that change will happen. Change is something we tend to fear and become anxious about because we do not feel in control of life. The good news is that God has a plan for your life to hope, future, and to prosper. If we trust in God and allow the change to grow us to become more like Jesus Christ in how we respond and act, then we are promised that all things will work together…

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Blessings Bible Verses: 13 Bible Verses about Blessings

Blessings Bible Verses: Blessings Bible Verses: Blessings can be associated with protection and happiness. God’s blessings protects us, and helps guide us to the path of happiness and righteousness. Use these Bible verses to remind you of the ultimate blessing of protection promised to us, when Jesus died for us on the cross, and use them as a direction to the right path He intended for us. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. James 1:17 17…

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Betrayal Bible Verses: 7 Bible Verses about Betrayal

Betrayal Bible Verses: Betrayal Bible Verses: If there is anyone who can relate to us about betrayal, it is God. Despite all who betrayed Him, He still found it in his heart to help, forgive, and rebuild relationships. Through scripture we can find the strength to do the same. Use these Bible verses to help you overcome the pain of betrayal and encouragement to forgive. Matthew 27:3-4 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver…

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Baptism Bible Verses: 18 Bible Verses About Baptism

Baptism Bible Verses: Baptism Bible Verses: Baptism is an important event in the believer’s walk with Jesus Christ. The Bible talks about both water immersion baptism in which a believer makes a public confession of their faith. Jesus lead the way in example of water baptism! If you are wondering what it means to be baptized in the Christian faith, these verses should point you in the right direction and help you understand what it means to be baptized. 1 Corinthians 12:13 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit…

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Friendship Bible Verses: 20 Bible Verses about Friendship

Friendship Bible Verses: Friendship Bible Verses: Bible Verses About Friendship – Read Bible passages about friendship and how friends relate to love, hurt, wounds, healing, joy, encouragement and death. The Holy Bible has many Bible verses about friendship in relation to God, Jesus Christ, and the Christian faith. 1 Corinthians 15:33 33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 2 Kings 2:2 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As surely as the LORD lives and as you…

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Peace Bible Verses: 19 Bible Verses about Peace

Peace Bible Verses: Peace Bible Verses: Bible Verses About Peace – Read verses that offer guidance on subjects such as peace of mind, love and peace, peacefulness and joy. Read verses from the Holy Bible about peace in relation to God, Jesus Christ, and the Christian faith. Psalm 29:11 11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. Psalm 34:14 14 Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. Psalm 37:37 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits…

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Eliphaz says that Job is wrong

Chapter 15 Eliphaz’s second speech Eliphaz says that Job is wrong v1 Eliphaz, who belonged to the people called Temanites, answered. He said: v2 A wise man should not speak foolish words. He should not make sounds that mean nothing, like the wind. v3 He should check that his words are helpful. His speeches should always be good. v4 But, Job, your speeches do not respect God. You suggest that prayer has no value. v5 You have spoken evil words. Your words are clever (but they are not right). v6…

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The end of an evil man who was successful

Chapter 5 Eliphaz continues his first speech The end of an evil man who was successful v1 If anyone will answer you, Job, then call! See whether a holy person will reply! v2 An evil man dies because he is angry. But a stupid man dies because he is jealous. v3 I have seen an evil man who was successful. But his troubles came suddenly. v4 His children are in danger. They are in court, and nobody will help them. v5 Hungry people eat that man’s harvest. They even take…

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We have many sons and daughters

Chapter 5 v1 At this time, some men and their wives became angry. They complained about some other *Jews. v2 They said, ‘We have many sons and daughters. We need grain so that we can eat. Otherwise we shall die.’ v3 Other men said, ‘We have to sell our fields, our *vineyards and our houses to buy grain during the *famine.’ v4 And other men said, ‘We have to ask people to lend us money. Otherwise we would be unable to pay the king’s tax on our fields and *vineyards.…

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Josiah’s rule as king of Judah

Chapter 22 Josiah’s rule as king of Judah v1 Josiah was 8 years old when he became king. He ruled in Jerusalem for 31 years. His mother’s name was Jedidah, daughter of Adaiah. She was from Bozkath. v2 Josiah pleased the *Lord in everything that he did. He behaved in the same way as his *ancestor David had done. Josiah obeyed all God’s laws. v3 In the 18th year when Josiah was ruling, he sent Shaphan the *secretary to the *Lord’s *temple. Shaphan was Azaliah’s son and he was also…

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The Last Kings of Israel and Judah

About the Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings The Last Kings of Israel and Judah: The Books of 1 Kings and 2 Kings used to be one book. That book continued the account of the events that happened to *Israel. The events happened after those in the Books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel. Some people translated 1 Kings and 2 Kings into Greek (the language that people spoke in Greece). They divided it into two books. They probably did that so that the text would fit into the…

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The ceremony at the opening of the temple

Chapter 8 The ceremony at the opening of the temple v1 King Solomon called the leaders of the *tribes and the families in *Israel together. They went to Jerusalem to bring the *Lord’s *Covenant Box to the *temple. It had been in Zion, David’s city. v2 All the men in *Israel came together to King Solomon. They came during the *Festival of Shelters in the 7th month. v3 When all the leaders had arrived, the priests lifted up the box. v4 They carried it to the *temple. The priests and…

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David’s instructions to Solomon

Chapter 2 David’s instructions to Solomon Solomon was now the king. But before David died, he gave some special instructions to Solomon. David told Solomon to respect God and to obey his laws. That is a very important lesson for anyone who has authority. A king might make laws for other people to follow. But even a king must obey God’s laws. v1 When David was near death, he gave these instructions to his son Solomon. v2 ‘I will die soon like everyone else’, David said. ‘Be strong and confident.…

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Samuel anoints David

Chapter 16 Samuel anoints David v1 The *Lord said to Samuel, ‘You should not continue to be sad about Saul. I do not accept him as the king of *Israel now. Fill your jar with oil and go. I am sending you to a man whose name is Jesse. He lives in the town of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king’. v2 But Samuel said, ‘If I go, Saul will hear about it. He will kill me’. The *Lord said, ‘Take a young cow with…

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Samuel anoints Saul

Chapter 10 Samuel anoints Saul v1 Then Samuel took a jar of oil and poured the oil over Saul’s head. He kissed Saul. He said, ‘The *Lord has *anointed you as the leader of the people that he owns. v2 After you leave me today you will meet two men. They will be near Rachel’s grave at Zelzah. This is in the country that belongs to the *tribe of Benjamin. The men will say, “Someone has found the *donkeys that you have been looking for. Your father has stopped thinking…

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The Philistines steal the ark of God

Chapter 4 The Philistines steal the ark of God v1 When Samuel spoke, all the *Israelites listened to him. Now the *Israelites went out to fight against the *Philistine nation. The *Israelites had their camp at a place called Ebenezer. The *Philistines camped at the town of Aphek. v2 The *Philistines went out to have a battle with the *Israelites. As the battle spread, the *Philistines defeated the *Israelites. The *Philistines killed about 4000 *Israelites in the battle. v3 The *Israelite soldiers went back to their camp. The leaders of…

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There was a man called Micah from the hilly country where Ephraim’s tribe lived

Chapter 17 v1 There was a man called Micah from the hilly country where Ephraim’s tribe lived. v2 He said to his mother, ‘Someone stole the 1100 pieces of silver from you. I heard that you declared a *curse on the thief. I have the money. I took it.’ His mother said, ‘I hope that the *Lord will bless you, my son.’ v3 He returned the 1100 pieces of silver to her. She said, ‘I give my silver to the *Lord for my son. It is to make something from…

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Early in the morning, Jerubbaal Gideon

Chapter 7 v1 Early in the morning, Jerubbaal Gideon and his men camped at the *spring called Harod. The army from Midian had their camp north from them. It was in the valley near the hill called Moreh. v2 The *Lord spoke to Gideon. ‘You have too many men. With so many, I cannot help you to defeat the army from Midian. I do not want *Israel’s people to be proud. Then they would say that they had won by their own strength. v3 Ask them if anyone is afraid.…

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Joshua says ‘Goodbye’ to his leaders

Joshua says ‘Goodbye’ to his leaders – Joshua 23:1-16 Chapter 23 v1 After many years passed, Joshua was very old. The *Lord had given peace to the *Israelites. Their enemies who lived near them did not attack them any more. v2 Then, Joshua called all the people to him with their leaders, judges and officers. He said to them, ‘I am now very old. v3 You, yourselves, saw what the *Lord did to your enemies, to help you. It was the *Lord who fought them for you. v4Remember how I…

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