27 Scriptures about Life

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In the Bible, life is a divine gift from God, beginning with the breath that animated Adam (Genesis 2:7). Throughout its pages, life is not merely a biological existence but encompasses a profound relationship with the God and an eternal destiny.

In the Old Testament, the Psalms and Proverbs especially highlight the preciousness of life, instructing believers to cherish it and seek wisdom for its betterment (Psalm 34:12-13; Proverbs 3:1-2).

The New Testament further elevates this understanding as Jesus proclaims He came to grant life in its fullest, offering not just existence, but an abundant, eternal life in relationship with Him (John 10:10; John 3:16).

This eternal perspective is intertwined with the teachings of the apostles, as they urge believers to see their earthly existence as a brief sojourn, a time to live by faith, looking forward to an everlasting life with Christ (Philippians 1:21; 1 John 5:11-12).

The culmination of life’s narrative in the Scriptures is found in Revelation, where a renewed creation void of death and sorrow awaits those who have placed their trust in the Savior (Revelation 21:4). In essence, the Bible presents life as a God-given gift, meant to be lived in communion with Him through Jesus Christ, characterized by purpose, hope, and the promise of eternity.

“In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.”

Proverbs 12:28

Scriptures about Life

Genesis 2:7

“Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.”

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Job 33:4

“The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

Psalm 34:12-13

“Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies.”

Psalm 139:13-14

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Proverbs 3:1-2

“My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.”

Proverbs 12:28

“In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.”

Proverbs 14:27

“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

“I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.”

Ecclesiastes 12:1

“Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, ‘I have no pleasure in them'”

Isaiah 38:16

“O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these is the life of my spirit. Oh restore me to health and make me live!”

Jeremiah 21:8

“And to this people you shall say: ‘Thus says the LORD: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.'”

John 1:4

“In him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 10:10

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 11:25

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live,'”

John 14:6

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'”

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:6

“For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

1 Corinthians 15:22

“For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”

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.”

Galatians 2:20

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Philippians 1:21

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

Colossians 3:3

“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”

1 Timothy 6:19

“Thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.”

1 John 5:11-12

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

Revelation 21:4

“He 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.”

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