It’s that celebratory time of year! Parents are sharing memories on Facebook about their soon-to-be graduate as a toddler. They’re gleefully, and maybe tearfully. Posting images of caps, gowns and announcements that will mark the completion of an academic journey. The launching of a new life chapter into adulthood. Just as you welcomed home and prayed for your tiny infant to have a desire to serve the Lord all the days of his/her life, we’ve gathered 15 best graduation Bible verses for encouraging new graduates in their next steps.
We are presented with an occasion to remind our graduates how incredibly important it is to live out our faith in every interval of our lives, to remind ourselves that our faith will see us through every juncture. As you are reading over these and other scriptures for graduates, go ahead and write them down for future card greetings and event comments for friends’ social media posts. After all, these are Bible verses for graduates to tuck into their hearts, write on their mirrors and share with others.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. -Psalm 55:22
Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! -1 Chronicles 16:34
Nothing is impossible with God. -Luke 1:37
God is love. -1 John 4:8
Rejoice in the Lord always again I say rejoice! -Philippians 4:4
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. -Romans 8:28
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. -Proverbs 3:5-6
Uphold me, and I will be delivered. I will always have regard for your decrees. -Psalms 119:117
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. -Deuteronomy 6:5
Above all else guard your heart for it is a wellspring of life. -Proverbs 4:23
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God shall stand forever. -Isaiah 40:8
If you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead and confess with your lips that he is Lord, you will be saved. -Romans 10:9
Over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. -Colossians 3:14
Now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. -1 Corinthians 13:13
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. -Isaiah 41:10
Graduation day is a time-honored tradition that holds immense importance in the lives of students and their families. What better inspiration to share than the timeless Word of God in the form of encouraging graduation Bible verses? And including their names in the Scripture? Take the letter “T” from above and insert your graduate’s name into Isaiah 40:8. “Let not Jeanie forget that even though the grass withers and the flower fades, that the Word of God will stand forever.” There is such truth, personalized encouragement, and hope in that! Author Jodie Berndt shares, “How can we pray God’s best for the ones who leave our homes—but never our hearts? The things you give to God in prayer—your worries, concerns, and needs—are the ties that bind your heart to his.”
Lauren is the Enterprise Accounts Team Manager at ACS Technologies. She’s been with ACST since 2019, working with churches of all sizes and, most recently, large churches (1200+ AWA). She’s theChildren’s Director and Worship Leader for her church. She knows the everyday struggles church staff face in making it all happen. Lauren’s goal is to partner with as many churches across the country to help them move forward doing ministry.