It’s that time of year again when the kids are getting ready to head back to school. New outfits, shoes, and school supplies are flying off the shelf at rapid last minute speed.
Pens will run out of ink, markers will run dry and crayons will break, but God’s Word is everlasting. It will help your child truly make a mark on their daily life, be a light to those around him/her, and remind them of who they are and who God is when you aren’t with them. Use these 52 Back to School Bible Verses (Printable) in your carpool line, daily devotional, or in homeschool lessons.
Isn’t it amazing how children outgrow their clothing over the summer needing you to buy more in a new size. One thing they will never outgrow is God’s Word. There’s no better way to send them off to school than dressed in Scripture.
We both began our back to school mornings by getting the kids up, dressed and ready to spend time going over our Bible verse for the week. Some mornings our Bible memorization work moved to the carpool line!
Then our mornings changed when we made the decision to homeschool our children. Our morning pace slowed down and we were able to spend more time and focus on what mattered most to us.
When they headed off the college, we slipped sticky notes and reminders into their books, notebooks and mailboxes to help them alway remember that God’s Word is for everyday whether it’s school, homeschool, college school, or the school of hard knocks…..life.
52 Bible Verses for Back to School
We chose 52 back to school Bible verses so that you can memorize one a week all year long. The free printable will help you not only memorize God’s Word with a new verse each week, but also several passages by the end of the year! You can find this printable of 52 back to school Bible verses in our freebie library along with other reminders to help you start your back to school season!
Bible verses to remind ourselves how to "think"
It’s amazing how our brains are filing cabinets of information and able to recall memories from years past.
But when we are facing a struggle, enemy, or difficult situations, we forget what can make the most difference. God has provided words to help us remember what to “think”.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Bible verses about love
What the world needs now and always is love. Everyone is looking for love and desiring to be loved. What the world and we all need to remember is that God loved the world so much He gave His only Son, Jesus. Jesus demonstrated His love by giving His life for us when our sins separated us from a holy God. Jesus died and was raised to life defeating death so that you can live with Him for eternity. While we are here on this earth, He has given His Holy Spirit to live in you as a reminder that you are never alone.
God’s Word is a love letter to you so that you do not forget how much He loves you and wants you to share His love with others.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.
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.
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
1 John 4:7-8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
1 John 4:9-10
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:11
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:19
We love because he first loved us
Bible verses to remind you who and
what to do
As a child of God, you should reflect the image of Christ. That means not always doing what we think, feel or desire, but rather to be selfless, forgiving and love even when it’s hard.
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.
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
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.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Bible verses to remind us that
we were created to stand out,
not blend into the world
You are not suppose to act like the rest of the world. Followers of Christ should look different, act different and be different. Remember you are the message of God’s love, Jesus, to those around you. How can you be His light if you look just like the world?
You are unique, fearfully and wonderfully made down to your fingerprints and DNA. God has given you a story to tell and a purpose to love Him and others. Use your unique individual self to be the messenger of His love!
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.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Bible verses for when life gets hard
Sometimes life can be hard. It’s not a matter of “if”, but rather “when”. God has provided reminders for us when the hard times or struggles come. That doesn’t always mean He will change our situation, consequences or take away our worry, pain and grief. But it does mean He will show us a way to handle or deal with things and we are never alone.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
“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.”
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?
Bible verses to protect the heart
Heading back to school brings new people and relationships into our lives. All of a sudden our hearts begin to fall in love and want to be loved.
Oh but that heart can be a fickle little thing and easily broken. Why is the heart so important?
The physical heart pumps life giving blood throughout your body and it takes away the trash simultaneously. Isn’t that an amazing organ? God even placed a rib cage around your heart to protect it.
It is no surprise that God would use the spiritual heart as an important organ to carry and contain love. But it is our responsibility to make sure it is protected and that the trash is “taken out”.
God gave us all a spiritual heart with a void…. a need to be filled. He wants you to need Him, love Him and be filled by Him. Only God can truly fill the void in us. When we try to fill our hearts with something or someone other than Him, we find temporary relief, happiness or love, but it’s not permanent.
Fill your heart with love for God, and He will fill you with love for yourself and others.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:8
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:9
Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
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.
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.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’There is no commandment greater than these.”
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
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.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.
The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Looking for more Bible verse Memorization tips and ideas, we have a binder method that we used and loved in our daily routines.
Bible verse memorization is not just for increasing the amount of Scripture you can recite,. It is about memorizing it, retaining in your heart and mind and applying it to your life.
Needing God’s Word is not a matter of if the enemy or the world will attack your child’s heart it’s when. So many kiddos are wondering who they are and whose they are. God will equip your child with strength and peace as he or she recalls the Bible verse and trusts Him. ‘
Our prayer is the 52 Bible verses printable will help your back to school season and your entire year to be filled with reminders to forget not the Lord and all His benefits!
More Back to School Ideas and Printables
We’re joining in with some wonderful ladies in this back to school season with tips and ideas to help you emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually prepare for a great school year.
Ever felt like the back to school season is a holiday event? The planning, clothing and supplies begin to drain the wallet. Traci, The Frugal Work at Home Mom Shares ways to save money on back-to-school shopping.
When stress comes, and it will come, Beth from Moore Wellness, shares her de-stressing ideas “Taking the stress out of going back to school.” Kids need help handling the pressure they encounter and overwhelm.
We want to be like Jill from Adventures in Nana Land , when our grand kids are ready for Nana (or in Carrie’s case CeCe) camp can begin! In the meantime, She shares her insights form a grandparents perspective to help and support the grandkids in their back to school year!
Have a wonderful school year!