It isn’t easy to be a young person in modern Western society — there are temptations around every corner and peer pressure is intense. Although the ability to maintain Christian values may sometimes appear hopeless, the words of the Bible remain the most powerful tool for anyone who desires to live a life that reflects Christ’s teachings. By memorizing key passages in scripture to draw on in times of need, young people can be better prepared to deal with life’s most difficult situations.
BUILDING SELF ESTEEM
1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
PRIDE COMES BEFORE FALL!!
Galatians 6:14 ” May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
Proverbs 1:8 reads “Listen, my son, to the discipline of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother.”
STRENGTH COMES FROM GOD
Psalm 46:1 says that “God is for us a refuge and strength, a help that is readily to be found during distresses.”
Bible Scriptures about Youth
Exodus 20:12, Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you
1 Samuel 15:23, Rebellion is as bad as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as bad as worshiping idols
Proverbs 1:8-9, Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.
Proverbs 1:10, My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them
Proverbs 17:25, A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him.
Proverbs 23:22, Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.
Proverbs 8:32-33, Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it.
Proverbs 20:11, Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
Proverbs 28:24, He who robs his father or mother and says, “It’s not wrong”— he is partner to him who destroys
Ecclesiastes 12:1, Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”
Isaiah 40:29-31, He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Micah 6:8, He has showed you… 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.
Matthew 26:41,Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
Mark 12:29-31, The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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.” 1 Corinthians 10:13, No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. 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 stand up under it. Ephesians 6:1-3, Do what your parents tell you. This is only right. ‘Honor your father and mother’ is the first commandment that has a promise attached to it, namely, ‘so you will live well and have a long life
Colossians 3:20,Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
James 1:13, When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone
James 2:14-17,What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? 15Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. 16If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? 17In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
1 Timothy 4:12, Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 5:1-2 ,Do not speak harshly to an older man, but speak to him as to a father, to younger men as brothers, to older women as mothers, to younger women as sisters – with absolute purity.
2 Timothy 2:22-25,Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey.