Best often-overlooked Bible verses


Melanie Marino, writer

There are 31,102 verses in the Bible, so even if you have read the whole Bible, there are some great verses that can be easily missed.

Here are some often-overlooked Bible verses that I challenge you to think about as you go through your day.

“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.” Matthew 6:25-26 MSG

We spend so much time stressing about what to wear, do, or say so that we can fit in and please others that we forget that the only One we should really be aiming to please is God. He will take care of us, and we have no need to worry.

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9 NIV

This verse reminds us that our plans for our lives don’t matter because God has an even better plan for us, and if we choose to accept it, He will lead us to great things.

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3 NIV

Although this verse is short and simple, it’s a promise we easily forget. Why be afraid when the God we follow has overcome even death itself?

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

Popular culture in our world today is so self-centered that selfishness is almost a habit.

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21 NIV

When confronted with an argument or a sarcastic remark, our first response is usually to fight back. In Romans, Paul reminds us to not let our anger get the best of us but to keep cool and handle the situation with kindness.