Reading the Bible is an important part of how we can grow in our faith, but we know many people question why the Bible is not relevant for today. With its old language and confusing references, it can feel irrelevant or disconnected. But these Scripture meditations are meant to help us bridge that disconnect and encounter reasons why the Bible is relevant.

Tired of Being the Bigger Person?

Tired of being the bigger person? Especially when others don’t seem concerned with the best way to handle things and are just looking out for themselves?

Even when it’s tempting to stop being the bigger person, it’s not worth the cost. Press on, friend. Keep faithfully choosing what is good, honest, and peaceful. That’s all you can control—and even when you aren’t strong enough to make that choice, God will help you!

Check out this Scripture meditation for some encouragement.

Psalm 37:37-38

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future for the wicked.

What This Teaches Us about God

  • You will uphold those who choose what is right (v. 37)
  • You give a future to those who seek peace (v. 37)
  • You don’t allow wrong-doing to go on forever (v. 38)

Prayers of Response

I praise you, God, because even though _________ feels so unfair now, your long-term plan is to right all wrongs!

Lord, when it comes to _________, it doesn’t seem like I have much of a future, even though I’ve tried to choose what is right.

Prayer Requests

Please help me understand what the most upright way to handle _________ is, because I feel unsure about it.

Give _________ (name) the strength to seek peace in their current situation, even though they’ve been hurt by _________.

Prayers of Readiness

Jesus, when it comes to _________ this week, I will choose to seek peace by listening well to others, instead of trying so hard for my voice to be heard.

Lord, I look forward to having a future with you because _________.


Scripture meditations are one way to start reading the Bible more. They’re here to help us connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life—visit this page for more!

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