30 Important Bible Verses About Being an Example

Matthew 5:16 – Being a Light to the World

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

1 Timothy 4:12 – Setting an Example in Speech

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”

Titus 2:7 – Being a Model of Good Works

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness”

1 Peter 2:21 – Following in Jesus’ Steps

“To this, you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”

Philippians 3:17 – Following Godly Examples

“Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do.”

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1 Corinthians 11:1 – Imitating Christ

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”

John 13:15 – Serving Others as Jesus Did

“I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”

1 Thessalonians 1:7-8 – Being an Example of Faith

“And so, you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere.”

1 Corinthians 16:14 – Letting Love Guide Our Actions

“Do everything in love.”

Hebrews 6:12 – Being Patient and Persistent

“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”

Colossians 3:17 – Doing Everything in the Name of Jesus

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

1 Peter 5:3 – Leading with Humility

“Not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”

1 Timothy 4:15-16 – Being Diligent in Our Calling

“Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.”

Romans 2:21 – Practicing What We Preach

“You, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?”

James 1:22 – Being Doers of the Word

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

1 John 3:18 – Loving with Actions and Truth

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Matthew 20:26-28 – Serving Others Selflessly

“Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Romans 12:10 – Outdoing One Another in Showing Honor

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

1 Thessalonians 2:10-11 – Holy and Blameless Living

“You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous, and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children.”

Ephesians 5:1-2 – Imitating God’s Love

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Proverbs 11:11 – Blessing Others with Uprightness

“Through the blessing of the upright, a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked, it is destroyed.”

Proverbs 15:3 – Being an Example of Integrity

“The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.”

Psalms 37:37 – Following the Blameless

“Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace.”

Galatians 5:22-23 – Bearing the Fruits of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”

Proverbs 22:1 – A Good Name is to be Chosen Over Riches

“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”

Colossians 3:23 – Doing Everything unto the Lord

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”

1 Peter 3:15 – Being Prepared to Defend Our Faith

“But in your hearts, revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Proverbs 4:18 – Shining Brighter as the Righteous

“The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

Ezekiel 36:26 – Having a Renewed Heart

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

James 2:17 – Faith Accompanied by Action

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

Psalm 34:1 – Praising God at All Times

“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”

Colossians 4:5-6 – Conducting Ourselves with Wisdom

“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trusting in the Lord

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

1 Peter 3:1-2 – Winning Over Others with Godly Behavior

“Wives, in the same way, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”

John 13:35 – Showing Our Love for One Another

“By this, everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.”

Galatians 6:9 – Persisting in Doing Good

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

1 Peter 5:6-7 – Humbling Ourselves Before God

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Glorifying God in Everything

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

1 John 2:6 – Walking as Jesus Did

“Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.”

Ephesians 4:32 – Being Kind and Compassionate

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Romans 13:8 – Loving One Another

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

Proverbs 10:9 – Walking with Integrity

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”

Matthew 16:24 – Taking Up Our Cross to Follow Jesus

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

Hebrews 13:7 – Remembering and Imitating Our Leaders

“Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”

Colossians 1:10 – Bearing Fruit in Every Good Work

“So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”

1 Peter 2:12 – Living Honorable Lives Among Unbelievers

“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”

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