We all desire to live a meaningful life; to have a clear sense of what we want to accomplish in life and to pursue these goals. However, sometimes, we struggle to know what our purpose in life is or we get lost along the way.

Bible verses about living life with purpose.
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In moments when we are unsure about our purpose in life, we are called to read the Bible for guidance. Not only does it call us to live with purpose, to love and serve others, and to walk in goodness, but it is full of inspirational stories about great figures like Joseph the son of Jacob who struggled to find his purpose like many of us. He faced betrayal and imprisonment, but through faith and God’s plan, he became a leader in Egypt. This shows us that even in dark times, our purpose can be revealed.

We have compiled 58 Bible verses that talk about living life with purpose. May these verses inspire you to find your purpose in life and to live a meaningful life through God’s grace.

List of Bible verses about living life with purpose

Psalm 143:8  

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

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John 14:26  

“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

Matthew 6:19-21  

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Psalm 143:10  

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

Jeremiah 29:11  

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

Proverbs 16:3  

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Ephesians 2:10  

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Colossians 3:17  

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Romans 8:28  

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Psalm 25:4-5  

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

Philippians 1:6  

“Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Bible verses about living life with purpose.

1 Corinthians 10:31  

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

Matthew 6:33  

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

Psalm 16:11  

“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.”

Galatians 2:20  

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

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Romans 12:1-2  

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 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.”

Psalm 90:12  

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

1 Corinthians 15:58  

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Psalm 139:13-16  

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

1 Peter 4:10-11  

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.”

Isaiah 58:11  

“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”

Psalm 1:1-3  

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”

2 Timothy 1:9  

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”

Bible verses about living life with purpose.

Psalm 37:4  

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”

Psalm 90:17  

“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands.”

Proverbs 19:21  

“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Galatians 5:22-23  

“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.”

Psalm 32:8  

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

Psalm 139:16  

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

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Proverbs 3:5-6  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Psalm 19:14  

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

Ephesians 5:15-17  

“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

1 Corinthians 12:4-7  

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.”

Psalm 119:105  

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Matthew 5:13-16  

“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.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

Bible verses about living life with purpose.

Micah 6:8  

“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.”

James 1:22  

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Philippians 4:13  

“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

Galatians 6:9  

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

1 Peter 2:9  

“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.”

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Psalm 37:23-24  

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.”

Proverbs 4:25-27  

“Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

Proverbs 16:9  

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

Matthew 11:28-30  

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Psalm 34:14  

“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”

Psalm 25:14  

“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.”

Proverbs 11:25  

“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

Bible verses about living life with purpose.

Hebrews 12:1-2  

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Proverbs 19:17  

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”

Matthew 16:24-26  

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?'”

Galatians 5:13  

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Proverbs 3:27  

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.”

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Matthew 25:40  

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”

John 15:5  

“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.”

Romans 14:17  

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19  

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

Romans 8:38-39  

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”