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Whether your child is going “back to school” or “back to homeschool”, one of the best things we can do is help them start off with the right mindset. With the sadness of summer ending and the new unknown that the school year holds, what better way to begin the school year than with God’s word. Sharing encouraging Bible verses, praying scripture for or with them, or placing these verses around your home can be ways to help keep their focus where it should be. Here are 30 back to school Bible verses for your student!
30 Of The Best Back To School Bible Verses For Students
encouraging bible verses
We all could use a little encouragement at the beginning of the school year! As your child prepares for back to school use these verses below to intentionally encourage them and build them up.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing.
bible verses for students in school or homeschool
These verses will help your students maintain a proper heart focus as they begin school or homeschool this year. Help them fix their eyes on Jesus by sharing these verses with them!
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Bible verses for school motivation
Simply stated it can be hard to get motivated! We want to remind our kids that we are to work hard “unto God” not men, as they start school once again. Help your child look to these Bible verses to help motivate them,
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
bible verses for elementary students
These bible verses will help your elementary child think through how to interact with each other in God-honoring way whether it is classmates or siblings within your home!
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
So then, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me- put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
bible verses for high school students
Encourage your high school student to think with the mind of Christ. How will they interact with teachers and peers? Use these verses as heart checkpoints both during back to school and through the year.
I Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience
1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. 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.
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.
One of the best gifts we can give our children is to help them think God’s thoughts. Scripture is the perfect way to do that!
which of these Bible Verses will you share with your student today?
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