Spiritual First Aid from the Word of God

The Bible is the written word of God. In it, you can find much help and encouragement for every situation in life. We encourage you to note those teachings when you find them. Then, when you are in need, you can refer to them again easily. At first, however, it may be difficult to know where to turn to find guidance in a given situation. It is for this reason that we have compiled an initial summary of biblical teachings on various topics. These passages relate to some of the most common challenges we encounter in life. It is obviously a limited list. Of course, this should not replace the counsel of a minister, but we hope it will be helpful.

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


A


ACCOUNTABILITY
Ezekiel 18:20; Matthew 12:36; Luke 17:3; Romans 14:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10.

ACCUSATIONS
Zechariah 3:1; Matthew 26:59-60; 1 Timothy 5:19; Revelation 12:10.

ADDICTION
Psalm 18:28-36; Proverbs 23:29-35; Romans 6:1-23; 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Philippians 3:17 – 4:1.

ADULTERY
Genesis 39:6-20; Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 20:10; Deuteronomy 22:22-24; Proverbs 4:13-27; 6:20-35; 7:1-27; 22:14; 23:26-28; Matthew 5:27-32; 15:19; 19:9; John 8:1-11; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:13-26; Ephesians 4:17 – 5:3; Hebrews 13:4.

AFFLICTION AND TRIALS
Deuteronomy 8:2-5; Psalm 119:67-76; Isaiah 38:15-19; Romans 5:3; 8:18, 28, 31-39; 11:33-36; 2 Corinthians 1:8-11; 12:7-10; Hebrews 12:5-6, 11; James 1:2-4, 12; 1 Peter 1:6-7; Revelation 3:14-22.

AMBITION
1 Kings 3:5-12; Haggai 1:2-8; Matthew 16:21-27; Mark 9:33-37; 10:35-45; Philippians 2:1-4.

ANGER
Genesis 4:1-12; Leviticus 19:18; Psalm 4:4; 37:8; 38:7-9; Proverbs 10:12; 12:16; 15:1, 18; 16:32; 22:24-25; 29:22; Ecclesiastes 7:9; Matthew 5:21-26; 5:38-48; 18:21-35; Luke 6:27-28; John 2:13-17; Romans 12:18-21; Ephesians 4:25-32; 5:1-2; Colossians 3:8, 12-13; Titus 1:7; Hebrews 10:30; James 1:19-27; 1 Peter 3:8-12; 1 John 4:20.

ANXIETY
Psalm 94:17-19; Ecclesiastes 22-25; Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 12:22-34; Philippians 4:4-9; Hebrews 13:5-6; James 5:7-8, 10-11.

APATHY
Numbers 25:10-13; Ecclesiastes 9:10; Matthew 25:1-13; Luke 12:35-48; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22.

ARROGANCE
See also: Humility, Pride
Proverbs 11:2; 16:18-19; 18:12; 21:4; 27:2; Matthew 23:12; Philippians 2:3-7.

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION
Psalm 91:14-16; Micah 7:18-20; John 3:14-21; 11:25-26; Acts 16:31-34; 1 John 5:9-13.

AUTHORITY
Matthew 28:18; Romans 13:1-2; Hebrews 13:17.


B


BAPTISM
Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; 8:12-17; 16:33-34; Romans 6:3-8; 1 Peter 3:21.

BITTERNESS
Psalm 38:7-9; Proverbs 16:32; 1 Corinthians 13; Ephesians 4:29 – 5:2; Hebrews 12:14-15.


C


COMFORT
Isaiah 12; 40:1-11; Jeremiah 31:10-13; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; 7:6-13.

COMPASSION
Psalm 103:8-12; 116:5-6; Micah 6:8; John 11:17-44; 2 Corinthians 1:3-7; 1 John 3:11-24.


D


DEATH
Psalm 116:15-16; Isaiah 57:1-2; John 12:23-26; Romans 6:1-23; 1 Corinthians 15; Philippians 1:21; 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.

DIVORCE
Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Malachi 2:13-16; Matthew 19:1-12; Mark 10:2-12; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16.

DOUBTS
Isaiah 40:27-28; John 7:16-17; 20:24-31; Colossians 2:8; 1 Timothy 1:3-4; Hebrews 13:9; James 1:5-8.


E


ENCOURAGEMENT
Psalm 119:50; Matthew 11:28-30; John 14:1-3; Romans 15:5; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Philippians 2:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Hebrews 3:13; 10:25.


F


FAITH
Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 119:65-72; Proverbs 3:5-9; Matthew 6: 25-34; Romans 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Hebrews 10:19-25, 35-39; 11:1 – 12:13.

FORGIVENESS
See: Forgiveness

FRIENDSHIP
Proverbs 17:17; 27:6; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; John 14:23 – 15:17; Colossians 3:12-17; 1 John 1:1-7.


G


GIVING
Deuteronomy 15:7-11; Proverbs 3:9; Malachi 3:10-12; Matthew 6:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9.

GOD’S GUIDANCE
1 Kings 3:1-14; Psalm 32:8-9; Proverbs 2:1-6; Romans 12:1-3; Ephesians 5:15-17; Colossians 1:9-14; James 1:5-8.

GREED
1 Kings 21:1-22; Psalm 62:1-2, 10; Proverbs 15:27; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; Luke 12:13-21; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Ephesians 5:3-7; 1 Timothy 6:3-10; James 5:1-6; 1 John 3:16-18.

GUILT
Psalm 51:1-17; 103:12; Jeremiah 33:8; John 3:16; Acts 13:38-39; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Hebrews 8:12; 1 John 1:9.


H


HAPPINESS
Psalm 33; Isaiah 12; 52:7-10; Matthew 5:1-12; John 13:1-17; Philippians 4:4-9.

HOMOSEXUALITY
Leviticus 18:22; 20:13; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Timothy 1:9-11.

HOPE – HOPELESSNESS
Psalm 42; Isaiah 54:1-7; Lamentations 3:19-24; Romans 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-28; Colossians 1:3-27; 1 Peter 1:1-9; 5:10-11; Revelation 11:15-19.

HOSPITALITY
Genesis 18:1-8; 2 Samuel 9:1-7; Luke 14:12-14; Romans 12:13; 1 Peter 4:9.

HUMILITY
See also: Arrogance, Pride
Proverbs 15:33; 16:19; 18:12; 29:23; Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 23:12; Philippians 2:3-7; 1 Peter 5:5-6.

HYPOCRISY
1 Samuel 12:1-23; Isaiah 1:10-15; Zechariah 7:12-14; Matthew 6:1-24; 23; James 1:22-27.


I


IDENTITY
Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 8:14-23; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 3:26; 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:19-22.


J


JEALOUSY
Numbers 12:1-15; 16:1-35; Galatians 5:13-15, 19-21; James 3:13-18.

JOY
Isaiah 12; 51:11; 52:7-10; Luke 15; John 15:11; James 1:2-18; 1 Peter 4:12-19.

JUDGING OTHERS
Matthew 7:1-5; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; James 2:1-13; 4:11-12.


K


KINDNESS
Psalm 117:2; Isaiah 54:10; 63:7; Romans 12:10; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:12.


L


LAZINESS
Proverbs 6:6-11; 10:4-5; Ephesians 5:15-16; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15.

LONELINESS
1 Kings 19:1-18; Psalm 41; Matthew 26:36-46; 2 Timothy 4:16-18.

LOVE
Leviticus 19:18, 34; Deuteronomy 6:1-5; Song of Solomon 1-2; Mark 12:28-34; 1 Corinthians 13; 1 John 4:7-21.

LUST
Deuteronomy 22:22-24; 2 Samuel 11:1 – 12:14; Matthew 5:27-30; Romans 7:7-25; 13:8-14; James 1:13-18.


M


MARRIAGE
Genesis 2:19-25; Ecclesiastes 9:7-10; Matthew 19:1-12; 1 Corinthians 7; Ephesians 5:22-33.

MINISTERING
See: Serving, A Theology of Ministry


N


NEW HOME
Genesis 2:19-25; Ecclesiastes 9:7-10; Ephesians 5:22 – 6:4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Peter 3:1-7.

NEW JOB
1 Kings 3:1-4; Proverbs 10:4-5; Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 12:1-2; Galatians 5:13-26; Ephesians 1:3-14.


O


OFFENSE
Psalm 119:165; Proverbs 18:19; Matthew 11:4-6; 18:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:32; 2 Corinthians 6:3.


P


PEACE
Numbers 6:24-26; Psalm 122; Isaiah 9:2-7; John 14:25-27; Romans 5:1-11; Ephesians 2:14-18; Philippians 4:4-9.

POOR – POVERTY
Deuteronomy 15:1-11; Isaiah 58:1-9; Amos 5:11-15; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 1:39-56; James 2:1-13.

PRAISING AND THANKING THE LORD
Deuteronomy 8:10-18; Psalm 30:4; 47:1-9; 148:1-10; 150:6; Hebrews 13:15; James 5:13; Revelation 19:5.

PRAYER
2 Chronicles 6:13-42; 20:5-12; Matthew 6:5-15; Mark 11:22-25; Luke 18:9-14; Philippians 4:4-7.

PRIDE
Seel also: Arrogance, Humility
Proverbs 8:12-14; 16:18-19; 27:2; 29:23; Matthew 23:12; 25:34-40; Mark 10:35-45; Romans 12:3; Philipians 2:1-11; 1 Peter 5:5-6.

PROFANITY
Exodus 20:7; Leviticus 24:10-16; Proverbs 30:10-14; Ephesians 4:29-32; James 3:1-12.

PUBLIC WORSHIP
Psalm 95:1-7; Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:19-25.


Q


QUARRELS
Genesis 13:5-11; Psalm 133; 1 Corinthians 3; Ephesians 4:1-6; 4:15 – 5:2; 2 Timothy 2:14-26; James 4:1-12.


R


RECONCILIATION
Genesis 33:1-4; 50:15-21; Matthew 5:23-26; 2 Corinthians 5:11 – 6:2; Ephesians 2:11-22.

REPENTANCE
Deuteronomy 4:30-31; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Matthew 4:12; Luke 18:9-14; Acts 2:38-41.

RESPONSIBILITY
1 Kings 11:5-7; Proverbs 3:21-27; Mark 10:35-45; Luke 7:1-10; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14; Galatians 6:9-10.

REVENGE
Deuteronomy 32:34-35; Psalm 94:1; Proverbs 25:21-22; Matthew 5:38-47; Romans 12:17-21; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15; 1 Peter 3:8-14.


S


SERVING
Psalm 41:1-2; Proverbs 19:17; 28:27; Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 6:38; 10:30-37; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Ephesians 4:32; 1 John 3:17-18.

SEXUAL SIN
Proverbs 5:1-21; 6:32-35; 1 Corinthians 6:13-20; Galatians 5:16-17, 19-23; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:22; Hebrews 13:4.

SIN (Falling back into)
Psalm 51; Proverbs 28:13; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 12:1-2; 1 John 1:5-10.

SPIRITUAL GIFTS
Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 12:1 – 14:25; 1 Peter 4:7-11.

STEP-PARENTING
See: Step-Parenting: Mission NOT Impossible

STEWARDSHIP
1 Chronicles 29:1-9; Matthew 25:14-30; Luke 12:35-48.

SUCCESS
Proverbs 3:3-4; 21:5; Ecclesiastes 10:10.

SUFFERING
Deuteronomy 8:1-5; Job 1-2; Psalm 77; Isaiah 53; Romans 8:12-17; 1 Peter 3:8-22; 4:12-19.

SUFFERING FOR THE SIN OF OTHERS
Genesis 33:1-4; 50:15-20; Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21-35; Colossians 3:12-14; James 2:12-13.


T


TEMPTATION
1 Corinthians 10:13; Hebrews 4:14-16; James 1:12-15; 4:7; Jude 24-25.

THANKSGIVING
1 Chronicles 16:8-36; Psalm 100; 105:1-3; 106:1-2; Isaiah 12; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Philippians 4:4-7; Colossians 3:16-17; Hebrews 13:15.

TONGUE (Control of the)
Psalm 39:1; Proverbs 10:18-20; Matthew 15:1-20; James 3:1-12.


U


UNITY
Psalm 133; John 17; Ephesians 4:1-16.


V


VANITY
Job 15:31; Psalm 39:5; 60:11-12; 144:3-4; Proverbs 21:6; 22:8; 31:30; Ecclesiastes 1:12-14; 2:1; 4:4; 5:6-7, 10; Isaiah 44:9; Romans 1:18-23; 1 Corinthians 3:20-21; Ephesians 4:17-19.


W


WEALTH
Deuteronomy 8:11-14; Psalm 49:16-17; 62:10; Proverbs 3:9-10; 11:24; 21:17; Ezekiel 7:19; Malachi 3:8-10; Matthew 6:31-33; Luke 12:15; Ephesians 5:5; 1 Timothy 6:9-10, 17-19; James 5:1-6; 1 John 2:15-17.

WELL-BEING (When things go well with you)
Job 31:24-28; Proverbs 15:27; Luke 12:13-21; 1 Timothy 6:3-19; Hebrews 13:5; James 2:1-17.

WORLD (When it seems enticing)
Genesis 3:1-7; Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1; James 1:26-27; 4:4-10; 1 John 2:15-17.

WORRY
Proverbs 20:24; Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:6-8.


Y


YOUTH
Psalm 119:9; 148:12-13; Proverbs 1; 3:1-2; 13:1; 15:5; 17:2; 19:27; 28:7; 29:3; 31:1-3; Luke 15:11-32; 1 Timothy 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:22-23; Titus 2:6; 1 John 2:13-17.


Z


ZEAL
Ecclesiastes 9:10; Isaiah 9:7; Romans 10:2-4; 12:10-11; 1 Corinthians 14:12; 2 Corinthians 7:11; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 6:11-12; 2 Peter 3:14; Revelation 3:19.


 

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