So, last week’s post was on the topic of sin and fighting temptations. Not exactly the most pleasant topic in the world to write about. However, I’m continuing that same theme this week with some Bible verses to help you in whatever struggle you are facing.
If you missed last week’s post you can read it here.
There are so many Bible verses in God’s Word dealing with sin. Many talk about sin in general, others talk about very specific sins… some speak about being holy and living righteously. Because we all struggle with sin (and we each struggle with similar yet different sins), I want to share a list of Bible verses that will help you in the fight against sin, no matter what specific temptation you may have.
Take the time to jot a few of these verses down, and memorize some of them too! Any one of these Bible verses are great to have in your memory bank for when temptations arise.
Remember, we are supposed to hide God’s Word in our hearts so that we don’t sin against Him (Psalm 119:11).
Bible Verses To Help You Gain Victory Over Sin
“Let the Words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
“He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” Proverbs 28:13
“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the death, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” Romans 6:13-14
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
1 Corinthians 10:13
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:31
1 Corinthians 15:57
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57
2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16
“That ye put off concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” Ephesians 6:10-11
(Note: Ephesians 6:10-18 would be a great passage to memorize! It goes over the entire armour of God and what each piece stands for, and why we need it! Because it’s a bit lengthy I decided not to include the whole passage, but I would encourage you to look it up! 🙂 )
“Finally brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Philippians 4:13
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10
2 Timothy 2:20-23
“But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” 2 Timothy 2:20-23
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” Titus 2:11-12
“Wherefore, seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
1 Peter 1:15
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16
1 Peter 5:8
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour;” 1 Peter 5:8
1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
1 John 4:4
“Ye are of God little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.” Jude 24
Final Thoughts & Questions
God’s Word is the best offensive weapon we have against temptations. We need to use it! Write these verses down, memorize them, keep them in sight… and USE them when you are facing the temptation to sin. God’s Word is quick and powerful (Hebrews 4:12) so, let’s use it in our fight against sin!
- Which of these verses is your favorite?
- Do you have a “go to” Bible verse for when you are being tempted to sin?
Please share your thoughts and answers in the comment section!
See you next Thursday! ♥