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Bible Verses and Quotes: Christian Advice

The Bible arms a Christian with advice on how to live a moral life. This category contains a number of passages which advise.

Showing 1 through 36 of 61 quotations in this category.

"Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man."
-Proverbs 3:3-4


"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones."
-Proverbs 17:22


"Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence."
-Proverbs 4:14-17


"If a man shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, he too will cry out and not be answered."
-Proverbs 21:13


"He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses."
-Proverbs 28:27


"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
-Matthew 6:19-21


"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
-Matthew 5:14-16


"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?"
-Matthew 6:25


"Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, 'But we knew nothing about this,' does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?"
-Proverbs 24:11-12


"Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him-for this is his lot."
-Ecclesiastes 5:18


"In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these: a righteous man perishing in his righteousness, and a wicked man living long in his wickedness. Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise- why destroy yourself? Do not be overwicked, and do not be a fool- why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all extremes."
-Ecclesiastes 7:15-18


"Do not pay attention to every word people say, or you may hear your servant cursing you- for you know in your heart that many times you yourself have cursed others."
-Ecclesiastes 7:21-22


"For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten. Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun. Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for it is now that God favors what you do. Always be clothed in white, and always anoint your head with oil. Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun- all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun."
-Ecclesiastes 9:5-9


"Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."
-1 Timothy 4:7-8


"Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."
-2 Timothy 2:22


"Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death."
-Proverbs 19:18


"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold."
-Proverbs 22:1


"Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise."
-Proverbs 19:20


"Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others."
-1 Corinthians 10:24


"Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags."
-Proverbs 23:19-21


"Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice, or the LORD will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from him."
-Proverbs 24:17-18


"Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint. Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle."
-Proverbs 23:4-5


"Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment."
-Ecclesiastes 11:9


"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness."
-1 Timothy 2:1-2


"So I saw that there is nothing better for a man than to enjoy his work, because that is his lot. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?"
-Ecclesiastes 3:22


"Do not testify against your neighbor without cause, or use your lips to deceive. Do not say, 'I'll do to him as he has done to me; I'll pay that man back for what he did.'"
-Proverbs 24:28-29


"Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow."
-Theodore Epp


"Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called."
-1 Timothy 6:12


"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
-Proverbs 11:25


"A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor."
-Proverbs 22:9


"So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
-Matthew 6:31-33


"If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you."
-Proverbs 25:21-22


"A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished."
-Proverbs 28:20


"Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city."
-Proverbs 16:32


"Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly."
-2 Timothy 2:16


"Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth."
-Proverbs 10:4


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