Most of us struggle with uncertainty. We have compiled bible verses about the future. It has often been said that the future belongs to those who prepare for it. There should be that same emphasis on preparation for our eternal future. This is beyond the things that we see and do on this earth. We are encouraged to store riches above, where moth and rot are not a factor. When we focus on storing our riches here, on earth, it is vanity.
I don’t know what the future holds but, I know who holds my future– Attributed to multiple persons
We don’t know when it will all come to a halt. I am frequently reminded of this when we bury young people. These are people who seemingly had their whole lives ahead of them. Yet, we have laid them to rest. So, what does the scripture say about the future? Some of the verses will put things into perspective, while others will focus on ways to be prepared for the future.
Even with the uncertainty and the enigma that is the future, there are principles that you can apply to your life to set you up for greater things.
Bible Verses About the future
Jeremiah 51:46 New King James Version (NKJV)
46 And lest your heart faint,
And you fear for the rumor that will be heard in the land
(A rumor will come one year,
And after that, in another year
A rumor will come,
And violence in the land,
Ruler against ruler),
Psalm 78:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 That the generation to come might know them,
The children who would be born,
That they may arise and declare them to their children,
Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 27:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
My Son, Be Wise
27 Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Psalm 139:4 New King James Version (NKJV)
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
James 4:14 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Jeremiah 31:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 There is hope in your future, says the Lord,
That your children shall come back to their own border.
Proverbs 23:18 New King James Version (NKJV)
18 For surely there is a [a]hereafter,
And your hope will not be cut off.
Proverbs 24:14 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul;
If you have found it, there is a [a]prospect,
And your hope will not be cut off.
Isaiah 60:15 New King James Version (NKJV)
15 “Whereas you have been forsaken and hated,
So that no one went through you,
I will make you an eternal excellence,
A joy of many generations.
Genesis 17:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
Leviticus 26:3-5 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,
4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing;
you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
Amos 9:13 New King James Version (NKJV)
13 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,
“When the plowman shall overtake the reaper,
And the treader of grapes him who sows seed;
The mountains shall drip with sweet wine,
And all the hills shall flow with it.
Romans 8:18-25 New King James Version (NKJV)
From Suffering to Glory
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;
21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of [a]corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
1 John 3:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
1 Peter 1:3-4 New King James Version (NKJV)
A Heavenly Inheritance
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance [a]incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
John 14:2-3 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 In My Father’s house are many [a]mansions; if it were not so, [b]I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
2 Corinthians 5:1 New King James Version (NKJV)
Assurance of the Resurrection
5 For we know that if our earthly [a]house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.
Daniel 7:13 New King James Version (NKJV)
“I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.
Philippians 3:20 New King James Version (NKJV)
20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Great Apostasy
2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of [a]Christ had come.
Hebrews 9:28 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
James 5:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord [a]is at hand.
1Corinthians 15:52 New King James Version (NKJV)
52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Daniel 12:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
Some to everlasting life,
Some to shame and everlasting [a]contempt.
John 5:28-29 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 29 and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.
John 6:39-40 New King James Version (NKJV)
39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Acts 24:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 But this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. 15 I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection [a]of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.
2 Corinthians 4:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV)
13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.
2 Corinthians 5:10 New King James Version (NKJV)
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
Psalm 62:12 New King James Version (NKJV)
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
For You [a]render to each one according to his work.
Matthew 16:27 New King James Version (NKJV)
27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
Do not take any of these scriptures for granted. Even reading this is not by coincidence. I believe God has a purpose for you, and for your future. There are greater things to come ahead of you. Do not falter or give up on any of these things. No matter what!
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