Have you ever looked for Scriptures for writers to help you hone your writing life? Scriptures to encourage you on your journey as an author or to remind you why you do what you do?
If so, here are over thirty Scriptures for writers.
30+ Scriptures for Writers
Scriptures About Writing
The heavens tell about the glory of God. The skies announce what his hands have made. Each new day tells more of the story, and each night reveals more and more about God’s power. You cannot hear them say anything. They don’t make any sound we can hear. But their message goes throughout the world. Their teaching reaches the ends of the earth. (ERV)
My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe. (ESV)
If only my words were written in a book—better yet, chiseled in stone! Still, I know that God lives—the One who gives me back my life—and eventually he’ll take his stand on earth. And I’ll see him—even though I get skinned alive!—see God myself, with my very own eyes. Oh, how I long for that day! (MSG)
For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures. (HCSB)
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord. (HCSB)
“So every teacher of the law who has learned about God’s kingdom has some new things to teach. He is like the owner of a house. He has new things and old things saved in that house. And he brings out the new with the old.” (ERV)
Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. (ESV)
Encouraging Scriptures for Writers
1 Thessalonians 5:24
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. (NIV)
We are His work. He has made us to belong to Christ Jesus so we can work for Him. He planned that we should do this. (NLV)
2 Timothy 2:15
Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. (NLT)
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. (HCSB)
Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude.
Words from wise people are like water bubbling up from a deep well—the well of wisdom. (ERV)
The Lord will open for you His abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow. (HCSB)
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (NIV)
We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. These are the people God chose, because that was his plan. (ERV)
We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works. (ERV)
Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light for my path. (WEB)
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (ESV)
Looking at them, Jesus said, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (WEB)
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (NIV)
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (TLB)
This I know, that God is for me. (ASV)
Scriptures for Your Writing Life
Do your work, and be happy to do it. Work as though it is the Lord you are serving, not just an earthly master. (ERV)
Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (KJV)
Before you do anything, put your trust totally in God and not in yourself. Then every plan you make will succeed.
Write the vision, and make it plain (WEB)
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but only what is good for building others up as the need may be, that it may give grace to those who hear.
On top of all this you must put on love, which ties everything together and makes it complete. (NTE)
And whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord, and not for men (WEB)
Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.
God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us new people so that we would spend our lives doing the good things he had already planned for us to do. (ERV)
Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.
Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance. (WEB)
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. (WEB)
What Are Your Favorite Scriptures for Writers?
Do you have go-to Scriptures for writers? Or does one of the Scriptures from this list speak to you? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.