30 Important Bible Verses About Getting Closer To God

James 4:8 – Drawing Near to God

“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

Matthew 6:33 – Seeking God’s Kingdom

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Hebrews 7:19 – Drawing Near with Confidence

“(for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.”

Psalm 145:18 – Calling on God

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”

Jeremiah 29:13 – Seeking with All Your Heart

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

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Psalm 42:1 – Longing for God

“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”

Psalm 27:8 – Seeking God’s Face

“My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, Lord, I will seek.”

Psalm 63:1 – Thirsting for God

“You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.”

Hebrews 10:22 – Cleansed to Draw Near

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”

John 4:23-24 – Worshiping in Spirit and Truth

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Isaiah 55:6-7 – Seeking God While He May Be Found

“Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon.”

Philippians 3:10 – Knowing Christ Intimately

“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”

Mark 12:30 – Loving God with All Your Heart

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”

Psalm 119:10-11 – Hiding God’s Word in Your Heart

“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”

Matthew 7:7-8 – Asking, Seeking, and Knocking

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

John 15:4-5 – Abiding in the Vine

“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.”

Psalm 73:28 – Drawing Near to God as Refuge

“But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.”

John 6:35 – Coming to Jesus as the Bread of Life

“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

Psalm 16:11 – Finding Fullness of Joy in God’s Presence

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”

Psalm 119:2 – Observing God’s Commandments

“Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.”

Psalm 9:10 – Trusting in God’s Name

“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”

Proverbs 8:17 – Finding Wisdom from God

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”

Micah 6:8 – Walking Humbly with God

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

Colossians 3:1-2 – Setting Your Mind on Things Above

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

Isaiah 26:9 – Longing for God in the Night

“My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.”

Lamentations 3:25 – Seeking God’s Goodness

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.”

Hebrews 11:6 – Faith and Pleasing God

“And without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 – Seeking God’s Presence Continually

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”

Isaiah 45:19 – Seeking God’s Guidance

“I have not spoken in secret, from somewhere in a land of darkness; I have not said to Jacob’s descendants, ‘Seek me in vain.’ I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right.”

Isaiah 26:3 – Trusting in God’s Perfect Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.”

Psalm 119:45 – Walking in Freedom through God’s Commands

“I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.”

Isaiah 55:1 – Inviting All Who Are Thirsty

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.”

Deuteronomy 4:29 – Seeking God with All Your Heart and Soul

“But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”

1 Peter 3:12 – God’s Ear Attentive to the Righteous

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Psalm 34:10 – Seeking the Lord for No Lack

“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”

Psalm 91:1-2 – Finding Refuge in the Lord

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””

Proverbs 8:35 – Finding Life and Favor with God

“For those who find me find life and receive favor from the Lord.”

Ecclesiastes 12:1 – Seeking God in Your Youth

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them.””

Psalm 9:1 – Giving Thanks and Declaring God’s Wonders

“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.”

Psalm 105:4 – Seeking God’s Face Continually

“Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.”

Jeremiah 33:3 – Calling to God and Finding Great Things

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

1 Timothy 4:13 – Devoting Yourself to the Word of God

“Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.”

1 Chronicles 22:19 – Seeking the Lord with Your Whole Heart

“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the LORD your God.”

Luke 11:9-10 – Asking, Seeking, and Knocking for God’s Blessings

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Psalm 27:4 – Seeking God’s Presence All the Days of Your Life

“One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”

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