The Bible's Promises for Life

The Bible's Promises for Life

by Crossway Books

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This book is a collection of verses from the English Standard Version Bible carefully arranged by topic to help you find God's promises when you need them most—or when you just want a reminder that God cares deeply for you.

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ISBN-13: 9781581344998
Publisher: Crossway Books
Publication date: 03/11/2003
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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CHAPTER 1

ANXIETY

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is safe.

PROVERBS 29:25

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

And [Jesus] said to his disciples, "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. ... which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? ... seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you."

LUKE 12:22 , 25 , 31

ASSURANCE

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid;

for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.

ISAIAH 12:2

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

HEBREWS 10:22

But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself;

the LORD hears when I call to him.

PSALM 4:3

By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

1 JOHN 4:13

For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

PROVERBS 3:26

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

ROMANS 5:1

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.

HEBREWS 6:19

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

1 JOHN 5:13-15

BAPTISM

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

MATTHEW 28:19

And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."

ACTS 2:38

There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call — one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

EPHESIANS 4:4-5

BLESSINGS FROM GOD

Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

ROMANS 4:7

Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!

PSALM 11 2:1

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

PSALM 34:8

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust,

who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!

PSALM 40:4

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts!

We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

PSALM 65:4

CALLING OF GOD

[God] ... had set me apart before I was born, and ... called me by his grace.

GALATIANS 1:15

[God] saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.

2 TIMOTHY 1:9

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

ROMANS 8:28

... [and Rebecca was told this] in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of his call.

ROMANS 9:11

... in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared before-hand for glory — even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?

ROMANS 9:23-24

CHURCH

You are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord.

EPHESIANS 2:19-21

[Christ] is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent.

COLOSSIANS 1:18

Christ is faithful over God's house as a son. And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope.

HEBREWS 3:6

And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.

ACTS 14:23

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.

EPHESIANS 4:11-12

Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

JAMES 5:14-15

"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."

MATTHEW 16:18

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

1 PETER 2:9

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

HEBREWS 10:24-25

And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.

ACTS 2:44-45

COMFORT

The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

PSALM 9:9-10

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

PSALM 23:4

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 41:10

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

PSALM 94:17-19

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life.

PSALM 119:50

When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O LORD.

PSALM 119:52

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

1 PETER 5:6-7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

2 CORINTHIANS 13:11

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:16-17

COMPANIONSHIP

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

PSALM 23:4

And [God] said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

EXODUS 33:14 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

PROVERBS 18:24

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-10

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

PROVERBS 17:17

COMPASSION

He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms;

he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

ISAIAH 40:11

A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.

ISAIAH 42:3

When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

MATTHEW 14:14

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

HEBREWS 4:15

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

COLOSSIANS 3:12

CONFESSION OF SIN

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

JAMES 5:16

If we say 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. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 JOHN 1:8-10

I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

PSALM 32:5

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;

according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.

PSALM 51:1-4

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

JAMES 5:16

CONTENTMENT

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot.

ECCLESIASTES 5:18-20

Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

1 TIMOTHY 6:6-8

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."

HEBREWS 13:5

For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

2 CORINTHIANS 12:10

Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.

PHILIPPIANS 4:11

If we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.

1 TIMOTHY 6:8

Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

PSALM 37:3-4

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth ...

but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

MATTHEW 6:19-21

COURAGE

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

JOSHUA 1:9

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 TIMOTHY 1:7

In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

PROVERBS 14:26

The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?

HEBREWS 13:6

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

PSALM 27:14

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

PSALM 91:1

DEATH

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

PSALM 23:4

Our God is a God of salvation, and to GOD, the Lord, belong deliverances from death.

PSALM 68:20

He will swallow up death forever;

and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away

from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken.

ISAIAH 25:8

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand."

JOHN 10:27-28

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die."

JOHN 11:25-26

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

ROMANS 8:38-39

"Death is swallowed up in victory."

O death, where is your victory?

O death, where is your sting?

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 CORINTHIANS 15:54-57

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

PSALM 116:15

[God] will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

REVELATION 21:4

DELIVERANCE

[Jesus prayed,]

"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."

MATTHEW 6:13

He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.

2 CORINTHIANS 1:10

[Christ ] gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father.

GALATIANS 1:4

[Christ] ... partook of the same things, that through death he might ... deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.

HEBREWS 2:15

I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

PSALM 34:4

In distress you called, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder;

I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

PSALM 81:7

Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and burst their bonds apart.

PSALM 107:13-14

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.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:13

DESIRE

You will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.

DEUTERONOMY 4:29

My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD;

my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.

PSALM 84:2

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

PSALM 130:5-6

In the path of your judgments, O LORD, we wait for you;

your name and remembrance are the desire of our soul.

ISAIAH 26:8

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."

MATTHEW 5:6

DEVOTION

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.

2 PETER 1:5-7

But you, beloved, build yourselves up in your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.

JUDE 20-21

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.

ROMANS 12:1-2

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

1 CORINTHIANS 10:31

I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.

JOB 23:12

Fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.

1 SAMUEL 12:24

"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."

MATTHEW 6:24

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

PHILIPPIANS 1:21

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Table of Contents

Anxiety,
Assurance,
Baptism,
Blessings from God,
Calling of God,
Church,
Comfort,
Companionship,
Compassion,
Confession of Sin,
Contentment,
Courage,
Death,
Deliverance,
Desire,
Devotion,
Discernment,
Discipleship,
Doubt,
Encouragement,
Eternity,
Faith,
Faithfulness of God,
Family,
Fear,
Forgiveness of Sin,
Forgiving Others,
Freedom in Christ,
Friendship,
Fruitfulness,
Generosity,
Gifts of the Spirit,
Glory of God,
Godliness,
Goodness of God,
Grace of God,
Gratefulness,
Greed,
Happiness,
Health,
Heaven,
Honesty,
Honor,
Hope,
Identity,
Idolatry,
Inspiration of God's Word,
Integrity,
Intercession,
Joy,
Judging,
Justice,
Justification,
Love of God,
Mediation,
Meekness,
Mercy,
Obedience,
Pain,
Patience,
Peace,
Perserverence,
Praise,
Prayer,
Predestination,
Prosperity,
Protection,
Providence,
Provision of God,
Purity,
Reconciliation,
Redemption,
Refuge,
Renewal,
Repentance,
Rest,
Resurrection,
Revival,
Rewards,
Righteousness,
Salvation,
Sanctification,
Security,
Selflessness,
Service,
Sharing Faith,
Stewardship,
Strength,
Submission,
Thanksgiving,
Trust,
Truth,
Understanding,
Unity,
Victory over Sin,
Will of God,
Wisdom for Life,
Wisdom of God,
Work,
Worship,

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