25 Bible Verses About Youth To Guide Their Future
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25 Bible Verses About Youth To Guide Their Future


I remember back in my long hair days that it was tough at times to get people to take you seriously as a young person. I want to be the type of person that uses what He has learned over the years to help young people to grow into all that God has for them.

So although I realize that the age-old axiom for youth about never trusting anyone over 30 may hinder what I am about to do, I hope that these Bible verses about youth will encourage and inspire the younger members of the Viral Believer audience to aspire to be all that God has created them to be and take the baton in our history of faith and reach this world for Jesus.

Bible verses about youth

Bible Verses About Youth

Here is a list of 25 Bible verses about youth:

  1. Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
  2. Psalm 71:17 – “O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.”
  3. Ecclesiastes 11:9 – “Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, And let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth; Walk in the ways of your heart, And in the sight of your eyes; But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment.”
  4. Isaiah 40:30 – “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall,”
  5. Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
  6. 1 Timothy 4:12 – “Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
  7. 2 Timothy 2:22 – “Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
  8. Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.”
  9. Proverbs 29:15 – “The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother.”
  10. 1 Peter 5:5 – “Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.””
  11. Ecclesiastes 12:1 – “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them””
  12. Proverbs 17:6 – “Children’s children are the crown of old men, And the glory of children is their father.”
  13. Proverbs 20:29 – “The glory of young men is their strength, And the splendor of old men is their gray head.”
  14. Joel 2:28 – “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions.”
  15. Proverbs 13:24 – “He who spares his rod hates his son, But he who loves him disciplines him promptly.”
  16. Ecclesiastes 3:11 – “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
  17. Proverbs 1:8 – “My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother.”
  18. Psalm 144:12 – “That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; That our daughters may be as pillars, Sculptured in palace style;”
  19. Proverbs 22:15 – “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.”
  20. 1 Corinthians 13:11 – “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
  21. Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
  22. Romans 8:14 – “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”
  23. 2 Timothy 2:2 – “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”
  24. Ephesians 6:4 – “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.”
  25. 1 Timothy 4:7 – “But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness.”

Christian Quotes About Youth

When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons. John Newton

No one warns young people to follow Adam’s example. He waited till God saw his need. Then God made Adam sleep, prepared for his mate, and brought her to him. We need more of this ‘being asleep’ in the will of God. Then we can receive what He brings us in His own time, if at all. Instead we are set as blood-hounds after a partner, considering everyone we see until our minds are so concerned with the sex problem that we can talk of nothing else when bull-session time comes around. It is true that a fellow cannot ignore women—but he can think of them as he ought—as sisters, not as sparring partners. Diary entry when he was still single – Jim Elliot

God might want you to extend his love by offering to baby-sit for the single parent down the street. He might want you to prepare a hearty meal for that lonely old man who lost his wife — and to sit and visit with him while he eats. Who knows, he might even want you to reach out and touch the life of a total stranger in some way you can’t imagine right now. Are you willing to set aside your own comfort to touch someone else with God’s love? – Amy Nappa

When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me. – John Wesley

My Final Thoughts For Our Young People

25 bible verses about youth to guide their future

In conclusion, the Bible provides a wealth of wisdom and guidance for youth in their journey through life. The verses listed above offer a glimpse into the importance of training, discipline, and guidance for young people. Whether it is through the teachings of their parents, the guidance of older and wiser individuals, or the leading of the Holy Spirit, the Bible encourages young people to stay on the path of righteousness and avoid the dangers and temptations of the world.

The Bible also highlights the significance of the role that youth play in the world and in the church. Young people are called to be examples of faith, love, and purity to those around them, and to actively pursue righteousness in their daily lives. It is also evident that God has a special place in His heart for the youth, and that He desires to pour out His Spirit on them, empowering them to fulfill their God-given potential.

In summary, these Bible verses offer valuable lessons and encouragement for youth as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of life. Whether they are facing difficulties or reveling in the joys of youth, these verses remind them of the love, grace, and guidance of their Heavenly Father, who desires their success and well-being. By reading, meditating, and applying these verses, young people can gain a deeper understanding of their purpose, and the hope and joy that comes from a life lived for Christ.

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Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.