30 Important Bible Verses About Being Different

Leviticus 20:26 – A Holy People

You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own.

2 Corinthians 6:17 – Come Out and Be Separate

Therefore, come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.

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Matthew 5:13-16 – Salt and Light

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Romans 12:2 – Renewed Mind

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

John 17:16 – Not of This World

They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.

1 Peter 2:9 – Chosen Generation

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.

John 15:19 – Not of the World

If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

Colossians 3:2 – Set Your Minds on Things Above

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Galatians 1:10 – Pleasing God

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

1 Peter 3:15 – Be Ready to Give a Reason

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.

Romans 12:21 – Overcome Evil with Good

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 – Abstain from Evil

Avoid every kind of evil.

Philippians 2:15 – Shine Like Stars

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.

1 Corinthians 2:14 – Spiritual Man

The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

James 1:27 – Pure Religion

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Matthew 22:37-39 – Love God and Neighbor

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

John 13:34-35 – Love One Another

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

Romans 13:10 – Love Fulfills the Law

Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

1 John 4:7-8 – God is Love

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 Peter 1:22 – Love Sincerely

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.

Matthew 5:44 – Love Your Enemies

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Galatians 5:22-23 – Fruit 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 17:17 – A Friend Loves at All Times

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

John 13:14 – Serve One Another

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

Ephesians 4:2 – Bear with One Another

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

1 Corinthians 4:13 – Be Slanderously Spoken of

When we are slandered, we answer kindly. We have become the scum of the earth, the garbage of the world—right up to this moment.

Proverbs 10:6 – Blessings are on the Head

Blessings crown the head of the righteous.

Ephesians 4:29 – Let No Corrupt Word Proceed

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Proverbs 15:23 – Pleasant Words

A person finds joy in giving an apt reply—and how good is a timely word!

2 Timothy 2:16 – Avoid Profane Babblings

Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.

Colossians 3:8 – Put Away Anger, Wrath, Malice

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

1 Timothy 4:12 – Set an Example

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.

Proverbs 12:22 – Lying Lips

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Ephesians 4:15 – Speak the Truth in Love

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

Proverbs 20:11 – Even a Child is Known by His Actions

Even small children are known by their actions, so is their conduct really pure and upright?

Psalm 19:14 – Let the Words of My Mouth

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Proverbs 4:24 – Put Away Deceitful Talk

Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

Proverbs 15:1 – Soft Answer Turns Away Wrath

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

James 1:26 – Control Your Tongue

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.

Proverbs 31:8-9 – Speak up for Those Who Cannot

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

1 Peter 2:12 – Live Good Lives Among the Pagans

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.

Colossians 4:6 – Let Your Conversation be Gracious

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

1 Peter 3:1-2 – Godly Wives

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.

Titus 2:7-8 – Example in Doing Good

In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

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