54 Powerful Bible Verses about Living a Life of Purpose

54 Powerful Bible Verses about Living a Life of Purpose

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Living a life of purpose is fulfiling and numerous Bible verses point to this. The Bible gives an account of Joseph’s purpose in Genesis particularly the verses from chapter 37-50.

In the Bible book of Isaiah, some verses speak of the coming Messiah’s purpose. Also, the prophet Jeremiah’s purpose is communicated in verses from Jeremiah 1 in the Bible.

There are many other examples to point to but these are some of the common ones. God has a specific plan for your life and understanding what the Bible says will help you discover yours.

Here are 54 verses from the Bible to help you understand the power of purpose:

  1. “So the Lord said to Moses: ‘See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.’” ~ Exodus 7:1
  2. “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” ~ Exodus 9:16
  3. “For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.” ~ Exodus 20:11
  4. “Then it shall be, when many evils and troubles have come upon them, that this song will testify against them as a witness; for it will not be forgotten in the mouths of their descendants, for I know the inclination of their behavior today, even before I have brought them to the land of which I swore to give them.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:21
  5. “And Joshua said to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.’” ~ Joshua 3:5

  6. “Get up, sanctify the people, and say, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you.’” ~ Joshua 7:13
  7. “And behold, I propose to build a house for the name of the Lord my God, as the Lord spoke to my father David, saying, ‘Your son, whom I will set on your throne in your place, he shall build the house for My name.’” ~ 1 Kings 5:5
  8. “And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and that God had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.” ~ Nehemiah 4:15
  9. “My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.” ~ Job 17:11
  10. “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;” ~ Psalm 1:1
  11. “You have tested my heart, You have visited me in the night; You have tried me and have found nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.” ~ Psalm 17:3
  12. “I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.” ~ Psalm 57:2
  13. “Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from violent men, who have purposed to make my steps stumble.” ~ Psalm 140:4

  14. “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” ~ Psalm 139:16
  15. “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.” ~ Proverbs 15:22
  16. “There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.” ~ Proverbs 19:21
  17. “Plans are established by counsel; by wise counsel wage war.” ~ Proverbs 20:18
  18. “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1
  19. “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” ~ Esther 4:14
  20. “God shall judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.” ~ Ecclesiastes 3:17
  21. “And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.” ~ Genesis 45:7

  22. “Because for every matter there is a time and judgment, though the misery of man increases greatly.” ~ Ecclesiastes 8:6
  23. “The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, ‘surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.’” ~ Isaiah 14:24
  24. “This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations. For the Lord of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?” ~ Isaiah 14:26-27
  25. “And the land of Judah will be a terror to Egypt; everyone who makes mention of it will be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts which He has determined against it.” ~ Isaiah 19:17
  26. “The Lord of host has purposed it, to bring to dishonor the pride of all glory, to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.” ~ Isaiah 23:9
  27. “O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.” ~ Isaiah 25:1
  28. “Indeed I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.” ~ Isaiah 46:11

  29. “So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” ~ Isaiah 55:11
  30. “Perhaps everyone will listen and turn from his evil way, that I may relent concerning the calamity which I purpose to bring on them because of the evil of their doings.” ~ Jeremiah 26:3
  31. “The Lord has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion. He has stretched out a line; He has not withdrawn His hand from destroying.” ~ Lamentations 2:8
  32. “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” ~ Ephesians 1:4-5
  33. “So again in these days I am determined to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. Do not fear.” ~ Zechariah 8:15
  34. “It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write to you an orderly account, most excellent Theophilus, that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.” ~ Luke 1:3-4
  35. “For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent me.” ~ John 6:38

  36. “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise Him up at the last day.” ~ John 6:40
  37. “And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it- lest you even be found to fight against God.” ~ Acts 5:38-39
  38. “When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord.” ~ Acts 11:23
  39. “But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.” ~ Acts 26:16
  40. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
  41. “But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.” ~ Exodus 9:16
  42. “And that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory.” ~ Romans 9:23
  43. “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.” ~ Romans 10:4

  44. “For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.” ~ 2 Corinthians 2:9
  45. “What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels by the hand of a mediator.” ~ Galatians 3:19
  46. “But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.” ~ Ephesians 6:21-22
  47. “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” ~ Colossians 1:19-20
  48. “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” ~ Colossians 3:23-24

  49. “I am sending him to you for this very purpose, that he may know your circumstances and comfort your hearts, with Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They will make known to you all things which are happening here.” ~ Colossians 4:8-9
  50. “Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.” ~ 1 Timothy 1:5
  51. “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” ~ 1 Peter 4:11
  52. “For God has put it into their hearts to fulfil His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled.” ~ Revelation 17:17
  53. “The Lord has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.” ~ Proverbs 16:4
  54. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” ~ Ephesians 2:10

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