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28 Bible Verses about Opportunity

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1 Corinthians 7:21

Were you called while a slave? It should not be a concern to you. But if you can become free, by all means take the opportunity.

1 Corinthians 3:4

For whenever someone says, “I’m with Paul,” and another, “I’m with Apollos,” are you not unspiritual people?

Philippians 4:10

I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it.

2 Corinthians 2:12

When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, the Lord opened a door for me.

Hebrews 11:15

If they were thinking about where they came from, they would have had an opportunity to return.

Luke 4:13

After the Devil had finished every temptation, he departed from Him for a time.

Romans 7:8

And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead.

1 Corinthians 3:5

What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? They are servants through whom you believed, and each has the role the Lord has given.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, since it is written:He catches the wise in their craftiness;

Mark 3:20

Then He went home, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat.

Revelation 13:10

If anyone is destined for captivity,
into captivity he goes.
If anyone is to be killed with a sword,
with a sword he will be killed.This demands the perseverance and faith of the saints.

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Lost » Opportunity » For sympathy with the master - by the disciples

Matthew 26:45

Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the time is near. The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 26:40-41

Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with Me one hour? Stay awake and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Lost » Opportunity » For meeting the risen lord - by thomas

John 20:19

In the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!”

John 20:24

But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called “Twin”), was not with them when Jesus came.

Lost » Opportunity » For sympathetic service - by the castaways

Matthew 25:44-45

"Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?' "Then He will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.'

Lost » Opportunity » For investment - by the one-talented man

Matthew 25:26-27

"But his master replied to him, 'You evil, lazy slave! If you knew that I reap where I haven't sown and gather where I haven't scattered, then you should have deposited my money with the bankers. And when I returned I would have received my money back with interest.

Lost » Opportunity » For complete victory - by a half-hearted king

2 Kings 13:19

The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to them, but now you will only strike down Aram three times.”

Lost » Opportunity » For providing oil - by the foolish virgins

Matthew 25:10

“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Lost » Opportunity » For accepting Christ- by jerusalem

Luke 19:41-42

As He approached and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, "If you knew this day what [would bring] peace-but now it is hidden from your eyes.

Lost » Opportunity » For repentance - by israel

Opportunity » The measure of responsibility

Luke 14:16-24

Then He told him: "A man was giving a large banquet and invited many. At the time of the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who were invited, 'Come, because everything is now ready.' "But without exception they all began to make excuses. The first one said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. I ask you to excuse me.' read more.
"Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I'm going to try them out. I ask you to excuse me.' "And another said, 'I just got married, and therefore I'm unable to come.' "So the slave came back and reported these things to his master. Then in anger, the master of the house told his slave, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city, and bring in here the poor, maimed, blind, and lame!' " 'Master,' the slave said, 'what you ordered has been done, and there's still room.' "Then the master told the slave, 'Go out into the highways and lanes and make them come in, so that my house may be filled. For I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will enjoy my banquet!' "

Luke 19:12-27

Therefore He said: "A nobleman traveled to a far country to receive for himself authority to be king and then return. He called 10 of his slaves, gave them 10 minas, and told them, 'Engage in business until I come back.' "But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to rule over us!' read more.
"At his return, having received the authority to be king, he summoned those slaves he had given the money to so he could find out how much they had made in business. The first came forward and said, 'Master, your mina has earned 10 more minas.' " 'Well done, good slave!' he told him. 'Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, have authority over 10 towns.' "The second came and said, 'Master, your mina has made five minas.' "So he said to him, 'You will be over five towns.' "And another came and said, 'Master, here is your mina. I have kept it hidden away in a cloth because I was afraid of you, for you're a tough man: you collect what you didn't deposit and reap what you didn't sow.' "He told him, 'I will judge you by what you have said, you evil slave! [If] you knew I was a tough man, collecting what I didn't deposit and reaping what I didn't sow, why didn't you put my money in the bank? And when I returned, I would have collected it with interest!' So he said to those standing there, 'Take the mina away from him and give it to the one who has 10 minas.' "But they said to him, 'Master, he has 10 minas.' " 'I tell you, that to everyone who has, more will be given; and from the one who does not have, even what he does have will be taken away. But bring here these enemies of mine, who did not want me to rule over them, and slaughter them in my presence.' "

Matthew 11:20-24

Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent: "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented in sackcloth and ashes long ago! But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. read more.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today. But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you."

Hosea 5:6

They go with their flocks and herds
to seek the Lord
but do not find Him;
He has withdrawn from them.

Proverbs 1:24-33

Since I called out and you refused, extended my hand and no one paid attention, since you neglected all my counsel and did not accept my correction, I, in turn, will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when terror strikes you, read more.
when terror strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when trouble and stress overcome you. Then they will call me, but I won't answer; they will search for me, but won't find me. Because they hated knowledge, didn't choose to fear the Lord, were not interested in my counsel, and rejected all my correction, they will eat the fruit of their way and be glutted with their own schemes. For the waywardness of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will live securely and be free from the fear of danger."

Opportunity » Universal » Salvation possible to all men

Romans 5:18

So then, as through one trespass there is condemnation for everyone, so also through one righteous act there is life-giving justification for everyone.

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age,

More verses: Luke 3:6 Romans 10:13

Opportunity » Judgment according to » Judgment according to privilege

Luke 12:48

But the one who did not know and did things deserving of blows will be beaten lightly. Much will be required of everyone who has been given much. And even more will be expected of the one who has been entrusted with more.

Mark 6:11

If any place does not welcome you and people refuse to listen to you, when you leave there, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin.Now they have no excuse for their sin.

Matthew 11:22

But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you.

More verses: John 9:41 Romans 2:12

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » Responsibility according to

Proverbs 1:24

Since I called out and you refused,
extended my hand and no one paid attention,

Matthew 11:20

Then He proceeded to denounce the towns where most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent:

Ezekiel 3:19

But if you warn a wicked person and he does not turn from his wickedness or his wicked way, he will die for his iniquity, but you will have saved your life.

Luke 12:47

And that slave who knew his master’s will and didn’t prepare himself or do it will be severely beaten.

Opportunity » Universal » Whosoever

Luke 12:8

“And I say to you, anyone who acknowledges Me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God,

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » An open door of

2 Corinthians 2:12

When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, the Lord opened a door for me.

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For great service

John 4:35

“Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest.

Matthew 9:37

Then He said to His disciples,“The harvest is abundant, but the workers are few.

Acts 16:9

During the night a vision appeared to Paul: A Macedonian man was standing and pleading with him, “Cross over to Macedonia and help us!”

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For sympathy with the master - by the disciples

Matthew 26:45

Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the time is near. The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 26:40-41

Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with Me one hour? Stay awake and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Opportunity » Judgment according to » Seizing

Acts 21:40

After he had given permission, Paul stood on the steps and motioned with his hand to the people. When there was a great hush, he addressed them in the Hebrew language:

Acts 3:12

When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Or why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness?

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For meeting the risen lord - by thomas

John 20:19

In the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. Then Jesus came, stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!”

John 20:24

But one of the Twelve, Thomas (called “Twin”), was not with them when Jesus came.

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For sympathetic service - by the castaways

Matthew 25:44-45

"Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?' "Then He will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.'

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For investment - by the one-talented man

Matthew 25:26-27

"But his master replied to him, 'You evil, lazy slave! If you knew that I reap where I haven't sown and gather where I haven't scattered, then you should have deposited my money with the bankers. And when I returned I would have received my money back with interest.

Opportunity » Universal » The spirit invites all

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For complete victory - by a half-hearted king

2 Kings 13:19

The man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to them, but now you will only strike down Aram three times.”

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For providing oil - by the foolish virgins

Matthew 25:10

“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For accepting Christ- by jerusalem

Luke 19:41-42

As He approached and saw the city, He wept over it, saying, "If you knew this day what [would bring] peace-but now it is hidden from your eyes.

Opportunity » Lost, by indifference or neglect » For repentance - by israel

Opportunity » Universal » Paul declared

Opportunity » Universal » Peter discovered

Opportunity » Universal » For the sinful

Opportunity » Universal » For prayer

Luke 11:10

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Universal » Opportunity » Worship

Philippians 2:9-11

For this reason God also highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow- of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth- and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isaiah 45:22-23

Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth. For I am God, and there is no other. By Myself I have sworn; Truth has gone from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow to Me, every tongue will swear allegiance.

Romans 14:11

For it is written:As I live, says the Lord,
every knee will bow to Me,
and every tongue will give praise to God.

Isaiah 49:7

This is what the Lord,
the Redeemer of Israel, his Holy One, says
to one who is despised,
to one abhorred by people,
to a servant of rulers:
“Kings will see and stand up,
and princes will bow down,
because of the Lord, who is faithful,
the Holy One of Israel—and He has chosen you.”

Revelation 3:9

Take note! I will make those from the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews and are not, but are lying—note this—I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I have loved you.

Universal » Opportunity » Peace, foretold by the prophets

Isaiah 2:4

He will settle disputes among the nations
and provide arbitration for many peoples.
They will turn their swords into plows
and their spears into pruning knives.
Nations will not take up the sword against other nations,
and they will never again train for war.

Hosea 2:18

On that day I will make a covenant for them
with the wild animals, the birds of the sky,
and the creatures that crawl on the ground.
I will shatter bow, sword,
and weapons of war in the land
and will enable the people to rest securely.

Zechariah 9:10

I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the horse from Jerusalem.
The bow of war will be removed,
and He will proclaim peace to the nations.
His dominion will extend from sea to sea,
from the Euphrates River
to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 9:7

The dominion will be vast,
and its prosperity will never end.
He will reign on the throne of David
and over his kingdom,
to establish and sustain it
with justice and righteousness from now on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this.

More verses: Micah 4:4 Isaiah 65:25

Universal » Opportunity » The spirit invites all

Universal » Opportunity » Paul declared

Universal » Opportunity » Peter discovered

Universal » Opportunity » For the sinful

Universal » Opportunity » For prayer

Luke 11:10

For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

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