Here are seven Bible verses about someone having a good day.
Third John 3:1 “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.”
This is such a tender departing word for the church from the beloved Apostle John. He writes them, praying that all goes well with them with their soul. It isn’t a blessing for prosperity unless you mean a blessing for their spiritual health, which is the more likely having read 1st and 2nd John and 3rd John in context. This passage has nothing to do with possessions but professions; of faith that is, as John shows in writing “it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God” (3rd John 1:5-6) and closes with a blessing, “Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name” (3rd John 1:15).
Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
When your feet hit the floor, why not remember this verse because if you’re still breathing, it is the “day that the Lord has made” and I believe we should “rejoice and be glad in it.” It is another great day and another opportunity to serve as members of the Body of Christ and another day to rejoice in the God of our Salvation to do as Jesus commanded us to do, saying “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me” (Matt 25:35-36) and now, it’s “rejoice” off the top for He says “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world” (Matt 25:34).
Psalm 31:7-8 “I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul, and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place.”
There’s something you might miss that I did in reading these verses and that’s where the psalmist says “I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love.” He is choosing to rejoice and be glad by saying “I will.” Life is full of choices and we are free, moral agents and God will not choose for us. Remind someone today by word, text, or email that you pray they choose to rejoice and be glad because it’s like a self-fulfilling prophecy; choose joy and you experience it! Choose gladness, and it’s yours.
Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
In the Apostle Paul’s closing of the powerfully potent Book of Romans, he wishes them to be filled with joy and peace in believing. For those who believe and have an infinite hope of the future, there should be joy and that should give us peace, however, there is another way to look at this verse; there is no joy or lasting peace for unbelievers because if they “go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries” (Heb 10:27).
Psalm 121:7-8 “The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”
This is such a great blessing to wish or pray for someone because it has a lot of what’s in the so-called “Lord’s Supper” to keep us from the evil one and certainly the source of all evil is Satan himself and his fallen angels, the demons, however it’s not like we don’t have a God that doesn’t understands our “going and coming” as “we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Heb 4:15).
Numbers 6:24-26 “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
In these two verses, the Jews have made it one of their favorites and rightly so. Since we know that God is light (John 1:4-9) and there isn’t one shade of darkness in Him, when He shines His countenance on someone, it shows. You can see it in their face and in their life. Moses’ example of his face glowing after being in the presence of God is a good earthly example but that glory faded with time and disappeared. God’s grace (Eph 2:8-9), God’s peace (Rom 5:1), and His countenance remain.
First Corinthians 16:23-24 “The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you. My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.”
The Apostle’s farewell greeting could just as easily be a farewell greeting in the morning for someone who wants to wish someone a good day. Paul’s prayer is my prayer and may love be with you all in Christ Jesus and may the grace of God, in Jesus Christ, be with you today; in mind, body, and spirit. That is my prayer for you…including those who still reject Christ.
We know that whatever someone’s day brings, we know that everything that happens in the day will be for our very best (Rom 8:28) and you can tell someone that. God can use evil for good (Gen 50:20) and besides, nothing that happens today can compare with the glory or the countenance of God (Rom 8:18) that the children of God shall see someday. They shall see God and shall be with God (Rev 21:3; 22:4). That ought to make any believer’s day.
Article by Jack Wellman
Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.