Discover the real meaning of popular Bible verses and phrases. Learn the background of the verses as you read them in their context. Deepen your understanding with the help of explanatory footnotes and cross-references.
What two important truths are stated in this opening passage of the Bible?
Whom was God talking to?
By adding a promise to the command, God gave an additional incentive for obeying it.
What is the origin of the Aaronic blessing?
How can you find courage and strength in the face of challenging circumstances and overwhelming obstacles?
Even during the darkest days of their life, how do worshippers of God experience his protective care?
How does this psalm help us to gain wisdom and be the sort of people whom God approves?
Does this verse simply mean to be silent in church?
How can you show that you trust in God more than in yourself?
What are two reasons that humans should look to God for guidance when making decisions?
This proverb beautifully defines what a true friend really is.
What is “the way” a child should go? Is it different for each person?
God’s beautiful works include more than just his creation. How does this affect you?
Is it really possible to experience perfect peace? What does it mean to have a steadfast mind?
Why do the Scriptures compare a soaring eagle to a person who receives strength from God?
Jehovah uses three expressions that assure his loyal worshippers of his support.
What personal name did God choose to give himself?
Did God bring “evil” upon his people, or did he merely allow it?
Does God have a specific plan for each person?
God promised to reveal “great and incomprehensible things” to those who accepted this invitation. What things? Is the same true today?
This verse summarizes what God expects of us in three meaningful expressions.
Did Jesus mean that Christians do not need to work for a living?
Jesus did not mean that we should avoid planning for the future.
Was Jesus offering immediate relief from all oppression and injustice?
Did Jesus mean that the Kingdom had already begun ruling?
How can Jesus’ advice on faith and prayer help us to overcome challenges today?
Nothing can prevent Almighty God from fulfilling what he promises. What does that mean for you?
What can these words mean for people today?
This scripture reveals details about the life of Jesus Christ before he came to earth as a human.
How did Jehovah God show that he loves each of us and wants us to live forever?
Why must a person who wants to worship Jehovah recognize the vital role of Jesus?
What kind of peace did Jesus leave, or give, his true followers? How can we receive it?
How can Jesus’ followers imitate the love he showed?
How do Jesus’ words reassure his followers that they can succeed in pleasing God?
What power did Jesus promise his followers, and what would that power help them do?
Since humans tend to think and act in ways that go against God’s righteous standards, how can we enjoy a good relationship with God now and in the everlasting future?
No sinful human can earn salvation, but we can accept God’s gift of eternal life. How?
God extends to all people the opportunity to be saved and gain everlasting life, regardless of their nationality, race, or social status.
Does God force people to change?
How can Christians stay faithful despite persecution and other difficulties?
How are the qualities of joy and peace linked to hope and holy spirit?
In what ways does God’s faithfulness especially help us when we face temptation?
How did the apostle Paul benefit greatly from God’s undeserved kindness? How can we?
What will be the outcome for Christians who persist in doing good?
In what ways does God answer the prayers and fulfill the expectations of his worshippers?
What forms of prayer can help worshippers of God relieve worry and receive inner peace?
What should Christians make a habit of thinking about?
What did the apostle Paul mean when he wrote that he would receive strength “for all things”?
How does a Christian’s attitude toward work affect his relationship with God?
How can God help a person overcome fear and courageously do what is right?
Do you allow God’s word to be active in your life? What does that reveal about you?
How strong is true faith, and how important is it?
What does it mean to “cast” our anxieties on God, and how could that bring relief?
What clues does the Bible provide as to the meaning of this verse?
This verse contains a wonderful promise for the future.