Bible Verses About Graduation Kjv
– Jeremiah 29:11 [NKJV]
– Proverbs 3:5-6 [NIV]
– Proverbs 19:21 [ESV]
– Luke 1:37 [KJV]
– Romans 8:28 [CSB]
– 1 Timothy 4:12 [NIV]
– Psalm 20:4 [NLT]
– Proverbs 16:3 [KJV]
– Deuteronomy 31:6 [NKJV]
– Colossians 3:23 [ESV]
– Joshua 1:9 [NIV]
– Romans 12:2 [NKJV]
– Psalm 119:105 [KJV]
– 2 Corinthians 9:8 [ESV]
– Ephesians 3:20 [NLT]
Biblical Graduation Speeches
Everyone, I want to say thank you for coming.
Even though the past twelve years of homeschooling were challenging, I am thankful for the knowledge I gained. I’ve not only picked up the basics of survival, but also the invaluable truth that God is love.
I remember being very young and longing for the day that I could go to kindergarten. After a few years, though, I couldn’t wait to get out of there. The day has finally come, and I will soon be awarded my diploma, but that will not be the end of my education. Aiming to be the best servant, daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend, and whatever else the Lord has for me is a daily goal of mine, as is growing in my knowledge of God’s truth, the gospel. Despite leaving academia, one of my primary goals is to develop a Christlike love for others. Due to my firm belief that God made us to know and give each other love, I long to possess the same selfless, universal, and unending love that He does.
Explain what you mean by “love like Jesus.” The concept of love is central to any comprehension of this situation. Define love. Ponder the meaning of love for a moment. Not one of us, in my opinion, has a complete grasp on the concept of love. Love has many facets, yet it is both straightforward and intricate. I’d like to talk about a few of these characteristics and how they apply to our call to love like Jesus does today.
A loving God
Love is a present
All wrongs are forgotten when there is love.
To love is to make sacrifices.
And genuine love lasts forever; it never dies.
Just how much love is there to give? Truthfully, this is only a tiny taste of what true love is like, but love is all there is because God, the ultimate power, is love.
This reminds me of my initial point: God is love. “For God is love, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Let us, therefore, love one another as God loves. God is love, so if you don’t love, you don’t know God.” (1 John 4:7-8) Obviously, love and God go hand in hand; one cannot exist without the other. Both are intrinsically intertwined and cannot be broken apart. God, who is Love, has painted His love all over the universe, sometimes in a scale so vast that we can’t fathom it. Loving God is paramount, and loving our neighbors as ourselves is second greatest. Given that God is love and we are His children, we have an unceasing obligation to love. Without love, it’s like we’ve lost God and now we’re lost. Therefore, we are obligated to love as God loves.
Second, the love of God is freely given. Even though I had been told this my whole life, it wasn’t until February of 2011 that I finally grasped what was being said. There is nothing I can do to earn God’s favor because He is good and righteous and I am evil and deserving of punishment. In accepting Jesus, the greatest gift ever given, I am finally able to love. His very nature embodies love.
It is impossible for me to love on my own strength, and it is also impossible for me to merit God’s love or approval. Once upon a time, I just assumed that He, my family, and my friends all loved me. I had earned their affection after putting in a lot of effort, after all. It made me happy to help others and see their appreciation, so giving presents or caring for children was a hobby of mine (for a little while). After everything I did for “Him” and other people, why haven’t I been rewarded with God’s love? NO! God gave me insight into my own heart, and I saw that I had been performing “good works” not for the benefit of others or in His strength, but rather for my own satisfaction.
By rejecting God’s authority, I was acting independently. At first, I thought I could handle it on my own, but then I realized I needed Christ’s love in order to succeed. It was only when I acknowledged God as my Father, my Friend, and my Lover that I was able to truly love. Do we usually feel obligated to return a favor when someone gives us a gift? Instead, we gladly accept and relish it, knowing that it is a token of love. We should accept God’s gift of love the same way we would accept a gift from a friend.
To what end does love serve?
We’ll move on to the third point now: love forgives. Wow, it’s tough to make amends after that! Maybe it’s one of the most challenging aspects of love for us to embody, but it’s a command nonetheless. Again, Christ Himself is the best model for us to follow. For our part, we spit on Him, mocked Him, denied Him, and ultimately crucified Him; yet, in His love, He forgave us, and now He calls us to be like Him and to forgive as He does, or else we will not be forgiven. Because if we don’t forgive others, no one will forgive us. The parable of the unforgiving servant that Jesus tells in Matthew 18 is a perfect illustration of this. Be kind to one another; be tenderhearted; forgive one another, just as in Christ God forgave you (Ephesians 4:32). What else needs to be said? To truly love God and to follow Him requires us to extend forgiveness to others just as He has extended forgiveness to us, no matter the harm they have caused. As Christ has done for us, we must forgive completely out of our love for Him.
The fourth and final point I want to make is that love is not conditional. To those who believe and those who don’t; to those who are humble and those who are proud; to friends and enemies; to the blessed and the cursed; to the real as to the hypocrite; to those who are wealthy and those who are poor; to the honest and to the dishonest. You and I both deserve God’s wrath because we are sinners, and no one is exempt from it. But because we have accepted God’s gift, we have the advantage and freedom to love everyone without limits, just as the Giver commands. With the expectation that they, too, will one day accept this gift that is offered to them, despite all their sin; that they will be able to see past their own selfish needs and into the love that is waiting for them if they only accept Christ.
For the fifth time, love is a giving. God’s love was displayed most clearly when He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die a horrible death on a cross to save those who believe from His wrath. Simply put, this is the most selfless display of affection ever witnessed.
Absolutely astounding is the fact that Christ gave His life so that we could join His family and spend all of eternity with Him. But He also gave His life for others, and we who are God’s children are obligated to follow in His footsteps. If our love never hurts or challenges us, it is not genuine. God commands us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us (Matthew 5). Isn’t this giving something up? Because it’s simpler to love those who love us.
However, loving Christ and our brothers can be difficult; sacrificing one’s own life, one’s will, and one’s desires for the sake of another is not a walk in the park, but it is love.
In conclusion, genuine affection lasts forever. Love has infinite potential. The love of God is eternal. His unfailing love lasts forever, as is made abundantly clear by the Bible’s frequent use of this phrase. God’s love was evident in the very beginning of time and continues to this very day. God promises that if we put our faith in Him, He will never abandon us; instead, He will always be there to lead and protect us. When we love others as Christ loves us, we are showing them an unending affection. Saying we love God obligates us to love others, and this love is not temporary but permanent. The love Jesus had for his followers should be the standard by which we all measure our own.
Just before I leave, I’d like to briefly restate the main points. To start, God is love. And number two: love is a present. There is nothing we can do to earn someone’s love, and it is clear that we do not deserve it. Number three, it’s possible to forgive with love. Fourth, God’s love for us endures regardless of who we are or what we’ve done. Number five: Love requires giving something up. Lastly, genuine love is unending; it lasts forever. God’s love endures forever, no matter what happens.
Now that I’ve covered the six aspects of love I wanted to discuss today, I feel both small and strong: small because I can only love Christ because He first loved me, and strong because with His love, I can love others like He does. I can’t wait to see how God uses me to spread the good news of His eternal, selfless, and forgiving love. I pray that others will recognize God’s love in me whenever I offer a kind word, a warm embrace, or even just a few minutes of my time to talk, cry, or laugh with them.
Despite my best intentions, I am a selfish, sinful human being who falls far short of the mark when it comes to showing genuine love to those around me. I, too, am in desperate need of Christ’s love, but now that I have received it, it is my responsibility as a daughter of God to spread it to those around me. It is my sincere wish that we all, including myself, will be able to look deep within and provide forthright answers to some crucial questions. Do I love as Christ did? Do I really care for the people who despise me the most—the hypocrites and idolaters who are as guilty of sin as I am? Are people able to sense Christ’s love through me? The source of love is internal. The way we treat and interact with others is an outward manifestation of our inner state, so if there is love, it will shine through.
My hope is that one day we’ll all be able to love like Jesus did. And if we internalize this and love like Jesus, people around the world will get a taste of His love and want it for themselves. Ann Keimel, a Christian author and speaker, once said “I believe that the world can be changed with the help of God, you, and love. As of now, all you can do is wait and watch.”
Blessings For Graduates
We give you thanks, Almighty God, for the many students who complete their formal education at the secondary and tertiary levels this spring. They will graduate from high school with a wealth of knowledge, friends, and abilities thanks to you. You keep pushing them to use the knowledge they have gained to make the world a better place.
Inspire them as they prepare for the next phase of their lives, whether that be furthering their education or beginning their professional careers. In particular, assist the unemployed in locating work appropriate to their level of education.
Instill hope and direction in their actions moving forward.
Teach them the best techniques for assisting others.
And may they know that you are with them always, and that you will bring to completion the good work you have begun in them; and may they be encouraged to do your will because of the joy they will experience in doing so.