Hello! How have you been? I really can’t believe it has been six months since I last wrote a post. Let’s just say that life has been busy, and that, at some point, I will write a blog post to fill you in on what has been happening in my life.
Since I have missed sharing Bible verses on my Facebook page, I thought creating an October Bible reading plan was the perfect topic with which to wipe away the cobwebs from this space and get back on the proverbial blogging horse.
October is a month during which there is a lot of focus on darkness. While my kids love dressing up in non-scary costumes, and it is fun to pass out candy and treats to kids, scary movies, haunted houses, etc. are very popular during this time of year. With all of that darkness, I decided this month would be the perfect time to focus on Bible verses about light.
The verses I have chosen are great reminders that God is shining His light in a dark world, and that we never have to walk in darkness as long as He is with us.
I have created a free printable Bible reading plan which you can download by clicking the link below. Also, be sure to head to my Facebook page where I will be sharing a graphic each morning with the verse of the day.
31 Bible Verses about Light
While you can look up each of the passages listed on the printable I created, I thought it might be helpful to list the verses here as well. Most of the verses below are from the NIV version, but a few are from the NKJV and the NLT.
I pray these verses will not only help you see God’s light shining in a dark world, but that they will encourage you to be a light as well.
Day 1: Psalm 119:105 (KJV) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Day 2: Isaiah 9:2 (NIV) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Day 3: John 1:5 (NIV) The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Day 4: Matthew 5:6 (NIV) In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Day 5: Psalm 27:1 (NIV) The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
Day 6: Ephesians 5:8 (NIV) For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light.
Day 7: Luke 11:36 (NLT) If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.
Day 8: Genesis 1:3 (NIV) And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
Day 9: James 1:17 (NIV) Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Day 10: John 8:12 (NIV) When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Day 11: Isaiah 60:1 (NKJV) Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.
Day 12: 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Day 13: Psalm 36:9 (NIV) For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
Day 14: 1 John 1:5 (NIV) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Day 15: Philippians 2:14-15 (NKJV) Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
Day 16: Proverbs 13:9 (NIV) The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
Day 17: 2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV) For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.
Day 18: John 9:5 (NKJV) “As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Day 19: 1 John 1:7 (NIV) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
Day 20: Matthew 4:16 (NIV) The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
Day 21: Psalm 18:28 (NIV) You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.
Day 22: 1 John 2:8 (NKJV) Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.
Day 23: Acts 13:47 (NIV) For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.”
Day 24: Isaiah 58:8 (NKJV) Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Day 25: Micah 7:8 (NIV) Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
Day 26: Psalm 97:11 (NIV) Light shines on the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
Day 27: John 12:35 (NIV) Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going.”
Day 28: John 12:36a (NIV) “Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.”
Day 29: 1 John 1:5 (NIV) This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.
Day 30: Romans 13:12 (NIV) The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Day 31: 1 Thessalonians 5:5 (NIV) You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.
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