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28 Bible Verses about Opportunity

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1 Corinthians 7:21

Were you called [while] a slave? Do not let it be a concern to you. But if indeed you are able to become free, rather make use of [it].

1 Corinthians 3:4

For whenever anyone says, "I am with Paul," and another, "I [am] with Apollos," are you not [merely] human?

Philippians 4:10

But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last {you have renewed your concern for me}, for whom also you were thinking, but you had no opportunity [to express it].

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now [when I] arrived in Troas for the gospel of Christ and a door was opened for me by the Lord,

Hebrews 11:15

And if they remember that [land] from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return.

Luke 4:13

And [when] the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until a favorable time.

Romans 7:8

But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all [kinds of] covetousness. For apart from the law, sin [is] dead.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Therefore, what is Apollos and what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, and to each as the Lord gave.

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, for it is written, "The one who catches the wise in their craftiness,"

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do--do [it] with [all] your might; for in Sheol--where you are going--no one works, plans, knows, or thinks about anything.

Acts 24:25

And [while] he was discussing about righteousness and self control and the judgment that is to come, Felix became afraid [and] replied, "Go away for the present, and [when I] have an opportunity, I will summon you."

Matthew 26:16

And from that time on, he began seeking a favorable opportunity in order that he could betray him.

Mark 3:20

And he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they were not even able to eat a meal.

Revelation 13:10

If anyone [is going] into captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone [is] to be killed by the sword, by the sword he [is] to be killed. Here is the patient endurance and the 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? Behold, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 26:40-41

And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak!"

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

John 20:19

Now [when it] was evening on that day--the first [day] of the week--and the doors had been shut where the disciples were because of fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace to you."

John 20:24

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

Lost » Opportunity » For sympathetic service - by the castaways

Matthew 25:44-45

Then they will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and not serve you?' Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did not do [it] to one of the least of these, you did not do [it] to me.'

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

Matthew 25:26-27

But his master answered [and] said to him, 'Evil and lazy slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather from where I did not scatter [seed]. Then you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and [when I] returned I would have gotten back [what was] mine with interest!

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

2 Kings 13:19

[Yet] the man of God became angry against him and said, "For striking five or six times, then you would have defeated Aram until finishing [them], but now you will defeat Aram [only] three times."

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

Matthew 25:10

But [while] they had gone away to buy [it] the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding celebration, and the door was shut.

Lost » Opportunity » For accepting Christ- by jerusalem

Luke 19:41-42

And when he approached [and] saw the city, he wept over it, saying, "If you had known on this day--even you--the things [that make] for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Lost » Opportunity » For repentance - by israel

Opportunity » The measure of responsibility

Luke 14:16-24

But he said to him, "A certain man was giving a large banquet and invited many. And he sent his slave at the hour of the banquet to say to those who have been invited, 'Come, because now it is ready!' And they all {alike} began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, 'I have purchased a field, and {I must} go out to look at it. I ask you, consider me excused.' read more.
And another said, 'I have purchased five yoke of oxen, and I am going to examine them. I ask you, consider me excused.' And another said, 'I have married a wife, and for this [reason] I am not able to come.' And the slave came [and] reported these [things] to his master. Then the master of the house became angry [and] said to his slave, 'Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame!' And the slave said, 'Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.' And the master said to the slave, 'Go out into the highways and hedges and press [them] to come in, so that my house will be filled! For I say to you that none of those persons who were invited will taste my banquet!'"

Luke 19:12-27

Therefore he said, "A certain nobleman traveled to a distant country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. And summoning ten of his own slaves, he gave them ten minas and said to them, 'Do business {until I come back}.' But his citizens hated him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to be king over us!' read more.
And it happened that when he returned [after] receiving the kingdom, he ordered these slaves to whom he had given the money to be summoned to him, so that he could know what they had gained by trading. So the first arrived, saying, 'Sir, your mina has made ten minas more!' And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave! Because you have been faithful in a very small thing, {have authority} over ten cities.' And the second came, saying, 'Sir, your mina has made five minas.' So he said to this one also, 'And you be over five cities.' And another came, saying, 'Sir, behold your mina, which I had put away for safekeeping in a piece of cloth. For I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man--you withdraw what you did not deposit, and you reap what you did not sow!' He said to him, '{By your own words} I will judge you, wicked slave! You knew that I am a severe man, withdrawing what I did not deposit and reaping what I did not sow. And why did you not give my money to the bank, and I, [when I] returned, would have collected it with interest?' And to the bystanders he said, 'Take away from him the mina and give [it] to the one who has the ten minas!' And they said to him, 'Sir, he has ten minas.' 'I tell you that to everyone who has, [more] will be given. But from the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. But these enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring [them] here and slaughter them [in] my presence!'"

Matthew 11:20-24

Then he began to reproach the towns in which the majority of his miracles had been done, because they did not repent: "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. Nevertheless I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and for Sidon on the day of judgment than for you! read more.
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? No, you will be brought down to Hades! For if the miracles done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until today. Nevertheless I tell you that it will be more bearable for the region of Sodom on the day of judgment than for you!"

Hosea 5:6

With their flocks and herds they will go to seek Yahweh, but they will not find him; he has withdrawn from them.

Proverbs 1:24-33

Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds. You have ignored all my counsel, and my reproof you are not willing [to accept]. I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when panic comes [upon] you. read more.
When your panic comes like a storm, and your calamity arrives like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you, then they will call me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but not find me. Since they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh, they were not willing [to accept] my counsel, they despised all my reproof. They shall eat from the fruit of their way, and they shall be sated from their own schemes, for the waywardness of the simple ones will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them. Whoever listens to me will dwell in security and rest securely from dread and disaster."

Opportunity » Universal » Salvation possible to all men

Romans 5:18

Consequently therefore, as through one trespass [came] condemnation to all people, so also through one righteous deed [came] justification of life to all people.

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, training us in order that, denying impiety and worldly desires, we may live self-controlled and righteously and godly 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 blows {will be given a light beating}. And from everyone to whom much has been given, much will be demanded, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will ask him [for] even more.

Mark 6:11

And whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, [as you] go out from there, shake off the dust that is on your feet for a testimony against them."

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin. But now they do not have a valid excuse for their sin.

Matthew 11:22

Nevertheless I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and for 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

Because I called out and you refused me, I stretched out my hand, yet there is none who heeds.

Matthew 11:20

Then he began to reproach the towns in which the majority of his miracles had been done, because they did not repent:

Ezekiel 3:19

And you, if you do warn [the] wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness and from his wicked way, on account of his guilt he will die, and you yourself will have saved your life.

Luke 12:47

And that slave who knew the will of his master and did not prepare or do according to his will {will be given a severe beating}.

Opportunity » Universal » Whosoever

Luke 12:8

"And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before people, the Son of Man also will acknowledge him before the angels of God,

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

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now [when I] arrived in Troas for the gospel of Christ and a door was opened for me by the Lord,

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

John 4:35

Do you not say, 'There are yet four months and the harvest comes'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, that they are white for harvest already.

Matthew 9:37

Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest [is] plentiful, but the workers [are] few.

Acts 16:9

And a vision appeared to Paul during the night: a certain Macedonian man was standing there and imploring him and saying, "Come 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? Behold, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 26:40-41

And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak!"

Opportunity » Judgment according to » Seizing

Acts 21:40

So [when] he permitted [him], Paul, standing there on the steps, motioned with [his] hand to the people. And [when there] was a great silence, he addressed [them] in the Aramaic language, saying,

Acts 3:12

And [when he] saw [it], Peter replied to the people, "Men [and] Israelites, why are you astonished at this? Or why are you staring at us, as [if] by our own power or godliness we have made him walk?

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

John 20:19

Now [when it] was evening on that day--the first [day] of the week--and the doors had been shut where the disciples were because of fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace to you."

John 20:24

Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called Didymus, 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 will also answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and not serve you?' Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly I say to you, in as much as you did not do [it] to one of the least of these, you did not do [it] to me.'

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

Matthew 25:26-27

But his master answered [and] said to him, 'Evil and lazy slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow and gather from where I did not scatter [seed]. Then you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and [when I] returned I would have gotten back [what was] mine 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

[Yet] the man of God became angry against him and said, "For striking five or six times, then you would have defeated Aram until finishing [them], but now you will defeat Aram [only] three times."

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

Matthew 25:10

But [while] they had gone away to buy [it] the bridegroom arrived, and those who were ready went inside with him to the wedding celebration, and the door was shut.

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

Luke 19:41-42

And when he approached [and] saw the city, he wept over it, saying, "If you had known on this day--even you--the things [that make] for peace! But now they are 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 seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.

Universal » Opportunity » Worship

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore also God exalted him and graciously granted him the name above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [those] in heaven and of [those] on earth and of [those] under the earth, and every tongue 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 none besides [me]. I have sworn by myself; a word that shall not return has gone forth from my mouth [in] righteousness: 'Every knee shall kneel down to me; every tongue shall swear.'

Romans 14:11

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

Isaiah 49:7

Thus says Yahweh, the redeemer of Israel, his holy one, to the one who despises life, to the one who abhors [the] nation, to [the] slave of rulers: "Kings shall see and stand up; princes, and they shall bow down, for the sake of Yahweh, who [is] faithful, the holy one of Israel, and he has chosen you."

Revelation 3:9

Behold, I am causing [those] of the synagogue of Satan, the ones who call themselves Jews and are not, but are lying--behold, I will make them {come} and kneel down before your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.

Universal » Opportunity » Peace, foretold by the prophets

Isaiah 2:4

He shall judge between the nations and he shall arbitrate for many peoples. They shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. A nation shall not lift up a sword against a nation, and they shall not learn war again.

Hosea 2:18

I will make a covenant for them on that day, with the animals of the field, with the birds of the heaven, and [with] the creeping things of the ground; [the] bow, [the] sword, and [the] war I will abolish from the land, and I will let them lie down in safety.

Zechariah 9:10

And I will cut off [the] chariot from Ephraim, and [the] horse from Jerusalem; the battle bow will be cut down, and he will announce peace to the nations. His dominion [will be] from sea to sea, and from [the] River to [the] ends of [the] earth.

Isaiah 9:7

{His dominion will grow continually, and to peace there will be no end} on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and sustain it with justice and righteousness now and forever. The zeal of Yahweh of hosts will do this.

Isaiah 11:9

They will not injure and they will not destroy on all of my {holy mountain}, for the earth will be full [of the] knowledge [of] Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea.

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 seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.