15 Bible Verses For Seekers To Read Today

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Did you find this article because you have questions?  Are you searching for answers that you cannot find within yourself?  Well, you are heading in the right direction!  Jesus Christ intentionally left heaven to live among us and not only teach us, but also to experience everything that we do.  You may have said, “but Jesus doesn’t understand my situation” or “how can Jesus understand my pain?”  Well, He understands more than you’ll ever know.  He understood fear.  “Abba, Father, all things are possible for You.  Remove this cup (reference to His approaching crucifixion/wrath of God upon Him) from me.” (Mark 14:36)  He understood failures from friends.  While He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, He only asked for His friends to stay awake and keep watch for Him.  Three times Jesus approached them and woke them up. (Mark 14:32-42)  Jesus experienced rejection by one of His dearest friends, Peter. (Mark 14:66-72)  Jesus experienced hatred from people: “if the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you.” (John 15:18)  Jesus experienced temptation at its highest after He fasted in the wilderness for 40 days and nights. (Matthew 4:1-11)  Jesus experienced sadness: “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)  You see, Jesus understands your situation because He experienced all of the things that you do.  He knew fear, anxiety, rejection, sadness, the feelings of temptation and disappointment.  What a better Savior to have then one who really understands you!

Here are 15 Bible verses for you to read as you are seeking the One, true God!

Jesus understands your situation because He experienced all of the things that you do.  He knew fear, anxiety, rejection, sadness, the feelings of temptation and disappointment.  What a better Savior to have then one who really understands you!

Jesus understands your situation because He experienced all of the things that you do. He knew fear, anxiety, rejection, sadness, the feelings of temptation and disappointment. What a better Savior to have then one who really understands you!

God’s Promises To You

Jeremiah 29:13  “You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.”

God has promised that you will find Him, if you seek Him whole-heartedly.

Amos 5:4  “For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: Seek Me and live!”

Your place in Heaven is awaiting you.  If you seek God you will live eternal in Heaven!

2 Chronicles 7:14  “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

If you seek God, He will forgive you of all of your sins.

Jesus Promises To You

John 14:23 – “Jesus answered him, ‘If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and We will come to him and make our home with him.’”

When you obey the words of Christ, He has promised God’s love for you and a home with Them!

Matthew 10:32 – “So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in Heaven.”

When you show allegiance to Christ before men, Christ will personally tell God that you are His brother and friend when you pass away from this earth.  Your place in Heaven awaits you.

Chronic Condition

Romans 3:23 – “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

As a seeker you must understand that there is absolutely nothing you can do to earn your way into heaven because of your chronic state of sin.  You have sinned and even your best deeds are rubbish and filthy rags without Jesus as your Savior.  Only through repentance and believing that Christ died for your sins can you be holy in the eyes of God.

So What About Jesus?

Ephesians 2:14 – “For He, Himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in His flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”

You will find a peace that you have never known before when you decide to commit your life to Christ.  Even in the worst days of your life you will still experience Jesus’ peace on you because your perspective will not be so much on the “now” but on “eternal”.

1 Peter 2:24 – “He, Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree (the cross), that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.  By His wounds you have been healed.”

Eternity is but two paths.  One leads to death in hell and the other leads to life in Heaven.  Accept Christ today and your wounds that lead to eternal death will be healed.  You will have life everlasting in Heaven!

Ephesians 1:7 – “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses (sins), according to the riches of His grace.”

When you accept Christ, His blood redeems you and atones for all of your iniquities (sins).  You can be assured that your sins will be forgiven as long as you repent of them.

2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

When you decide to follow Christ, He makes you into a brand new being.  No longer will you be a slave to sin, but a slave to righteousness.

Other Verses

1 Timothy 2:5 – “For there is one God, and One mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

I have no doubt that you are reading this for a reason.  There is only one God and He has drawn you to this site to show you truth and a way to life everlasting.  Choose God and choose life!

1 Corinthians 3:11 – “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

“On Christ, the solid Rock I stand.  All other ground is sinking sand.  All other ground is sinking sand.” (My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less, Edward Mote)

Romans 5:8 – “But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Even right now, if you have still not accepted Christ, God has extended you love beyond measure by sending Jesus in advance to take your sin upon Himself on the cross.  This is love in the highest degree!  That is how much God loves you!  You and I didn’t deserve this amazing, gracious gift and yet God gave us it free of charge, no questions asked!

Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.”

You can do nothing to save yourself.  You are saved because of Jesus’ mercy on you as He died for your sins on the cross.  When you accept Jesus, you will attain a regenerate heart, meaning your heart will change from following fleshly desires to following spiritual desires, the desires of God for you.  Also, you will receive the Holy Spirit upon you and He will be your voice of reason that spurs you on towards righteousness.

Acts 16:31 – “And they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.’”

This is the only way to life everlasting in heaven.  Put your faith in Jesus today and you will be saved!

Conclusion

I thank God for you that you are searching for Him today!  I hope and pray that you give your life to Christ today and experience life everlasting in Heaven!  You are not guaranteed tomorrow, so please wait no longer!  Once your life is over, there are no second chances.  For those that have already chosen to follow Christ, may God bless you as you continue to live a life worthy of the calling!

Related Reading: What Is The Romans Road To Salvation?

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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DocReits November 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Thank you so much Derek! What great verses to remind us who paid the price and that we, the blood bought ones, are to live “worthy” of the calling of God in Christ Jesus.

It always bothered me a little(lot) to think of myself “able” to do anything “worthy”, let alone walking in step with God’s lofty requirements of what He deemed “worthy”.

It was in the remainder of that verse that it started to sink in that His idea of “worthy” was a lot different than mine:

” I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” Eph 4:1-3

Then I realized this proud person(me) was really in the soup because Jesus demanded the impossible, to walk in “like” humility as Him, who washed his follower’s feet. This was His example, to do likewise, in order to be deemed “worthy” of His calling. Wow! I realized that this would require a miracle because it wasn’t happening on my end.

You have reminded me to pray, “Even so Lord Jesus, help me , because it is only through your Holy Spirit’s power in my life that I have any hope of being ‘worthy’ of your calling”. All the glory goes to Him.

Thank you, as always, for your encouragement Derek!

Blessings,

DocReits

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Derek Hill November 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Thank you so much for those encouraging words DocReits! I want to encourage you also by saying that you can approach the throne of God with boldness and confidence if you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. God only sees you as Holy because Jesus blood has washed your sins away! I am so thankful and grateful for Jesus! And you too! God bless you!

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Samuel A. Huber December 23, 2013 at 9:00 pm

DocReits,
As well as enjoying Derek’s post, I enjoyed yours as well.
This verse you quoted …. ” I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, 3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” Eph 4:1-3

is a very powerful verse indeed. There is one part of this verse that I think gets read over and not noticed by many. …… “beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,”

Notice especially the “with which you were called” part. We do not all have the same calling. God knows exactly what we all know and what we are capable of. He doesn’t expect everyone to do all the greatest things.

I think a lot of people get a little to hard on themselves sometimes over verses such as this. That is why it is so important for us to remember God’s instructions when studying his Word.

2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

The “rightly dividing the word of truth.” is the part I was trying to emphasize her.

I believe that God calls us all according to our skills and abilities, and I think maybe we all expect too much from ourselves at times. I’m not saying that it is ok to be a slacker or anything like that. Better say that so there won’t be a bunch of replies about how that’s what I’m implying.

Humbly,
Samuel A. Huber

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DocReits December 24, 2013 at 2:01 am

Thank you Samuel for your reply to my thoughts,

Unfortunately the KJV translates Eph 4:1 like this:

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the VOCATION wherewith ye are called”(emphasis mine).

That is the one and only place you will find the word “vocation” in the KJV of the Bible although it is the same Greek word as is used 10 other places in the KJV NT which is always translated “Calling”. The NKJV corrects this.

Unfortunately I believe you understand this text to be referencing “calling” as one’s vocation. Context argues against that here.

The Greek word for “Calling” here is an “invitation”. It has the sense of God’s invitation to partake in eternity with Him(i.e. Salvation, to become a saint ,Strong’s Con.). This can be seen in 9 out of those 10 references where the word used here as “Calling” is used in the NT.( Heb 3:1, 2Tim 1:9, 2Th 1:11, Philip 3:14, Rom 11:29, 2Pet 1:10)

Further you state,
“We do not all have the same calling.”

Yes we do. This is God’s invitation as the “Called out” or “invited” ones as the text in question references(Eph 4:1). We are to walk “worthy” of this calling(of being invited by Christ to be one of His redeemed), as the contiguous text explains, by acting,

” with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Eph 4:2,3) That is HOW we walk “worthy”.

You will notice the overlapping themes with the fruit of the Spirit mentioned here:

” But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22,23)

That is why my original post stated to Derek,

“You have reminded me to pray, “Even so Lord Jesus, help me , because it is only through your Holy Spirit’s power in my life that I have any hope of being ‘worthy’ of your calling”. All the glory goes to Him.”

It is only as Christians that we can walk worthy because it is only through Christ’s Holy Spirit, working through us, that we are able to exhibit this(His) fruit.

I welcome your comments.

Blessings,

DocReits

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Samuel A. Huber December 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

I’m sorry, I guess I was unclear. I do not disagree with what you said, but I was not talking about vocation.

I was talking about the work that the Lord would have us do for him and his cause as we walk in our journey with him in this lifetime.

That’s all.

Thanks,
Sam

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