21 Bible verses on Action

Bible Verses On Action

Interestingly, in the Bible, we see many examples of God’s people being active in His service. They weren’t just passive supporters; they took action and did what they could to effect change.

Some of their actions ranged from simple things, such as praying to more complex things, such as building Jericho. But the one thing they all had in common was their desire to do something instead of doing nothing at all.

This lesson will show you a few helpful Bible verses on ACTION from the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. The verses are intended to help you be more active in serving God with your life, talents, resources, and influence.

Bible verses on action

The Bible talks about important things. First, we must understand what God wants us to do based on His Word. In this section, we will be talking about some Bible verses that talk about action, and these are the type of verses that shows us how to live for ourselves and not for our benefit.

James 2:14-26 – Faith leads to good deeds.

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. …

James 2:14-26 (ESV)

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James is referring to our continuous salvation, in which we are declared righteous in MAN’s eyes—by our actions.

Although faith saves us, that faith should lead to good deeds. We are dedicated for work rather than for work saving us. When we first believed, we were righteous in God’s eyes; however, once we have attained salvation, we are honest in men’s eyes when we carry out deeds of righteousness.

James 1:25 – Mirror God’s ways and follow his directions.

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

James 1:25 (ESV) 

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May we be slow to talk and quick to listen so that we might demonstrate that we are real doers of the Word rather than just hearers. May we continue to focus attentively on God’s Law of Liberty, realizing that it is a true reflection of Christ’s flawless character, which should be mirrored in everything we say and do.

James 2:14-22 – Good deeds go hand in hand with faith.

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. …

James 2:14-22 (ESV)

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James discusses the significance of having a live, demonstrable faith that honors God and exhibits genuine Christian virtue. He makes the very valid point that acts of compassion, good deeds, and good works should go hand in hand with the Christian faith.

No Christian would contest the idea that every child of God should be recognized for their goodness, kindness, and generosity deeds.

Proverbs 19:5 – The value of honesty.

A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Proverbs 19:5 (ESV)

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Being moral is more valuable and honorable than having money. The world also has a bad habit of praising the wealthy while mocking the underprivileged.

Genuine friends are those who stick with you even when you’re broke. Morally corrupt people should anticipate repercussions. But when people suffer due to their own decisions, fools frequently blame God.

1 John 2:1-29 – The only way to uphold His Word is to remain in Christ.

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous….

1 John 2:1-29 (ESV)

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What kind of advice on holy living comes from the ailing apostle John? What a gift to the Church. The only way to uphold His Word is to remain in Christ, living in the power of God’s Spirit, Who directs and directs our path and checks and corrects our thoughts and actions. He has a deep desire for those who have come to faith through his ministry to not sin but to strive to live lives that are holy and acceptable to God.

Psalm 62:12 – Our good deeds will be rewarded.

And that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.

Psalm 62:12 (ESV)

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David was thinking of the wonderful person or person who is hated by this world for their goodness. Since man neither aids nor rewards us, but God does both, the merciful God would reward their virtue (even in a relative sense) as the world ignored or rejected it.

1 Peter 2:1-25 – Suffering is a part of our purpose.

So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. …

1 Peter 2:1-25 (ESV)

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We were invited to suffer as Christians for righteousness, in addition to predicting that we would suffer. Because Christ, Who committed no sin and lived a perfect life, suffered on the Cross for our sake, suffering is our purpose.

Let’s strive to be like our Lord Jesus in everything by keeping our old sinful nature nailed to the Cross and making the most of our new life in Christ. We have been called to this because He gave us an example to follow in His steps: to suffer for His sake.

1 Samuel 26:23 – Focus on God’s love for all people.

The Lord rewards every man for his righteousness and his faithfulness, for the Lord gave you into my hand today, and I would not put out my hand against the Lord‘s anointed.

1 Samuel 26:23 (ESV)

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Many people desire and will seek revenge if given a chance. They will work hard to exact revenge on someone who has wronged them.

It is simple to believe that David had the chance to kill Saul, but he chose not to. He focused on God’s love for all people, which was a more significant thing. David trusted God to deal with his adversaries in His timing and manner.

Every believer will experience days when he has the chance to retaliate against his adversaries physically, and he will need to decide what he will do at that point. Whether or not the circle of retribution will continue will depend on this action.

Proverbs 10:10 – To shield yourself from greater risk, acquire intelligence.

Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

Proverbs 10:10 (ESV)

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The proverb contrasts two wicked personalities based on the harm they cause to themselves or others. Wisdom is the ability to discern a person or situation and choose the most sensible and practical course of action.

Solomon used this adage to caution against sophisticated and cunning men because they can bring harm and trouble to other people’s lives. The man who talks a lot but isn’t nearly as deadly since he will destroy himself with his own words. To shield yourself from greater risk, acquire intelligence.

1 Samuel 26:25 – Our reward is in God.

Then Saul said to David, “Blessed be you, my son David! You will do many things and will succeed in them.” So David went his way, and Saul returned to his place.

1 Samuel 26:25 (ESV)

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God rewards all good deeds. And God has the power to reconcile even your adversaries.

May you be blessed, my son David; you will do great things and surely triumph.
Saul has the final Word in their conversation, wishing David peace and prosperity. Saul’s action resulted in harmony between the two of them (Saul and David)

Bible Verses on Actions toward Others

The Bible has some beautiful teachings on behaving toward others, but you may be surprised at how they can help with everyday situations. Here are several Bible verses on actions toward others.

Ephesians 4:32

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32 (ESV)

Why does forgiveness provide such a challenge for some people? Why does it seem more straightforward to harbor resentment than to humble ourselves, ask for forgiveness, and extend forgiveness to those who have wounded or offended us?

It would be best if you purged yourself of all malice and bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander.

Paul continues, “Be kind to one another, sympathetic, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ has also forgiven you,” but only after dealing with these unfavorable feelings at the foot of the Cross.

John 3:16-17

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

John 3:16-17 (ESV) 

God sacrificed His only Son out of love for His creation—fallen humans who were fashioned in His likeness but sinned against their Creator, God, creating an impassable chasm between man and his Creator.

But how many Christians still live in condemnation because they do not study God’s Word or take what they read seriously?

God brought His only Son into the world to die for the sins of the world out of love, not out of vengeance, and if a sinner accepts this simple truth, he is instantly forgiven and is not condemned.

1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:18 (ESV)

Thank You, Heavenly Father, I am Your child and Christ’s death atoned for my sin. Thank You that He rose from the dead so I can be made new in Christ and receive my new life in Him.

May the love of the Lord Jesus permeate my entire being so that it overflows to others in thought, Word, spirit, and truth, as well as in all of my deeds and attitudes. In Jesus’ name, I humbly pray for this.

Luke 6:37-38

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 6:37-38 (ESV)

The Lord Jesus begins by outlining the fundamental ideas of sowing and reaping according to our actions. He observes that what we accomplish and spread throughout our lives will return to us in equal measure.

Should we not want to emulate Jesus’ goodness and grace, as He is a perfect example of virtuous behavior and heavenly love? By the supernatural power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, NOT in our strength, but in His: “Without Me, You can do nothing.” You are unable to love as I have loved without ME. But I can do everything because of CHRIST, who gives me strength and empowers me with His Holy Spirit.

Bible verses on thoughts and actions

Actions toward others are necessary, and we should not neglect the commands of God for us to treat others how we would like to be treated with thoughts and actions. The Bible contains verses describing the proper steps that a Christian with faith must have when interacting with others.

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

We have been welcomed into a familial relationship with God through our union with Christ—by faith—as Christians.

However, we are expected to be accountable for our actions, including walking in spirit and truth, acting in a way that pleases the Lord, putting our faith in God’s Word, relying on our heavenly Father, yielding to the Holy Spirit, abiding in Christ, and claiming everything that is ours in Him by faith.

Colossians 3:2

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

Colossians 3:2 (ESV)

We are commanded to focus our thoughts on things above and not let the things of this world affect us. Instead of putting our faith in our skills, we are to put our faith in Jesus.

Knowing there will be hardships, we must find our sufficiency in Christ. Christ has overcome the world, and as a result, we have a priceless inheritance—a beautiful inheritance that will never spoil or fade away. A treasured legacy reserved in heaven for you.

Romans 12:2

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 12:2 (ESV)

As Christians, we have been commanded to live lives reflecting Christ and offer our bodies as sacrifices to the Lord.

Instead of spending all of our time thinking about the outside world, it is advised that we focus on the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him the primary driver of our thoughts and actions.

Bible Verses on taking Responsibility for your Actions

Finding Bible verses on taking responsibility for your actions is not as easy as it might seem. The Bible contains different types of poems with different meanings and applications.

Therefore, finding the right verse for your situation requires careful consideration. This section will help you do just that by providing summaries of various responsibility-related Bible verses from throughout the Bible.

Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

Proverbs 28:13 (ESV)

If you cover up your transgressions, the holy God will crush you from the inside out. He will revive and lighten your soul if you confess and forsake them. Your action will determine whether you live in riches or ruin. Instead of following Saul, be like David to get David’s blessings rather than Saul’s retribution.

Ezra 10:4

Arise, for it is your task, and we are with you; be strong and do it.”

Ezra 10:4 (ESV) 

For a man like Ezra to overcome his despair and assume responsibility as he should, he required support and encouragement from others. Rise, muster your confidence, and move forth because we will be there for you.

New leaders frequently require support, courage, and encouragement as they ascend. Let us assist them, cheer them on, and tread the same path as followers and individuals who witness their ascent because it’s crucial that God’s Word is honored and his will is carried out.

Romans 12:2

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 12:2 (ESV)

To be like the Lord Jesus Christ, may we turn from the things of this world and voluntarily submit to God’s child-training program. Until we can say, “Father, Thy Will Be Done in me,” in every situation, may we live in spirit and truth, walk in the light as He walks in the morning, and love others as He loves us.

Romans 5:4

And endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

Romans 5:4 (ESV)

Prayers for Faith in Action

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for giving me access to Your tremendous grace via faith, which has allowed me to stand steady during the bad times.

I thank You for putting all of my trust in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, Who cannot and will not let me down.

Thank You for Your generous love, which has been lavishly poured into my heart through the presence of the Holy Spirit as an assurance of Your priceless promises. AMEN in the name of Jesus.

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