This is a collection of 12 verses from the Bible on the theme of refreshing.

Psalm 19:7 NIV
The law of the Lord is perfect,

    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,

    making wise the simple.

Psalm 23:1-3 NIV
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.

Psalm 68:9 NIV
You gave abundant showers, O God;
    you refreshed your weary inheritance.

Proverbs 11:25 NIV
A generous person will prosper;
    whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

Jeremiah 31:25 NIV
 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”

Acts 3:19 NIV
 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Romans 15:32 NIV
so that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed.

1 Corinthians 16:18 NIV
For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

2 Corinthians 7:13 NIV
By all this we are encouraged.In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

2 Timothy 1:16
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

Philemon 1:7 NIV
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.

Philemon 1:20 NIV
 I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.


A theme that I see throughout all of these combined is that God refreshes us so that we can do the same for others. I know in my life it is difficult to act consistently in a manner that is refreshing to others without taking time daily to be refreshed by God. Without a time of refreshing from God, I am less able to refresh others. Likewise without taking time to refresh others I feel less refreshed myself. Proverbs 11:25 above holds the key “whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”

In what ways have you been refreshed by God today? What can you do to refresh others around you?


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