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28 Bible Verses about Opportunity

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1 Corinthians 7:21

Were you called being a bondservant? Don't let that bother you, but if you get an opportunity to become free, use it.

1 Corinthians 3:4

For when one says, "I follow Paul," and another, "I follow Apollos," aren't you fleshly?

Philippians 4:10

But I rejoice in the Lord greatly, that now at length you have revived your thought for me; in which you did indeed take thought, but you lacked opportunity.

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,

Hebrews 11:15

If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.

Luke 4:13

When the devil had completed every temptation, he departed from him until another time.

Romans 7:8

But sin, finding occasion through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of coveting. For apart from the law, sin is dead.

1 Corinthians 3:5

Who then is Apollos, and who is Paul, but servants through whom you believed; and each as the Lord gave to him?

1 Corinthians 3:19

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, "He has taken the wise in their craftiness."

Acts 24:25

As he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix was terrified, and answered, "Go your way for this time, and when it is convenient for me, I will summon you."

Mark 3:20

The multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

Revelation 13:10

If anyone is to go into captivity, he will go into captivity. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, he must be killed. Here is the 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 his disciples, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 26:40-41

He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What, couldn't you watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray, that you don't enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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

John 20:19

When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were locked where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be to you."

John 20:24

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, wasn't 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 didn't help you?' "Then he will answer them, saying, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to one of the least of these, you didn't do it to me.'

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

Matthew 25:26-27

"But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter. You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own 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 five or six times. Then you would have struck Syria until you had consumed it, whereas now you shall strike Syria just three times."

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

Matthew 25:10

While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

Lost » Opportunity » For accepting Christ- by jerusalem

Luke 19:41-42

When he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your 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 made a great supper, and he invited many people. He sent out his servant at supper time to tell those who were invited, 'Come, for everything is ready now.' They all as one began to make excuses. "The first said to him, 'I have bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please have me excused.' read more.
"Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I must go try them out. Please have me excused.' "Another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I can't come.' "That servant came, and told his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor, maimed, blind, and lame.' "The servant said, 'Lord, it is done as you commanded, and there is still room.' "The lord said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you that none of those men who were invited will taste of my supper.'"

Luke 19:12-27

He said therefore, "A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. He called ten servants of his, and gave them ten mina coins, and told them, 'Conduct business until I come.' But his citizens hated him, and sent an envoy after him, saying, 'We don't want this man to reign over us.' read more.
"It happened when he had come back again, having received the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by conducting business. The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your mina has made ten more minas.' "He said to him, 'Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.' "The second came, saying, 'Your mina, Lord, has made five minas.' "So he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.' Another came, saying, 'Lord, behold, your mina, which I kept laid away in a handkerchief, for I feared you, because you are an exacting man. You take up that which you didn't lay down, and reap that which you didn't sow.' "He said to him, 'Out of your own mouth will I judge you, you wicked servant! You knew that I am an exacting man, taking up that which I didn't lay down, and reaping that which I didn't sow. Then why didn't you deposit my money in the bank, and at my coming, I might have earned interest on it?' He said to those who stood by, 'Take the mina away from him, and give it to him who has the ten minas.' "They said to him, 'Lord, he has ten minas!' 'For I tell you that to everyone who has, will more be given; but from him who doesn't have, even that which he has will be taken away from him. But bring those enemies of mine who didn't want me to reign over them here, and kill them before me.'"

Matthew 11:20-24

Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent. "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon which were done in you, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. read more.
You, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, you will go down to Hades. For if the mighty works had been done in Sodom which were done in you, it would have remained until this day. But I tell you that it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom, on the day of judgment, than for you."

Hosea 5:6

They will go with their flocks and with their herds to seek Yahweh; but they won't find him. He has withdrawn himself from them.

Proverbs 1:24-33

Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention; but you have ignored all my counsel, and wanted none of my reproof; I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you; read more.
when calamity overtakes you like a storm, when your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come on you. Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me; because they hated knowledge, and didn't choose the fear of Yahweh. They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof. Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes. For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them. But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, and will be at ease, without fear of harm."

Opportunity » Universal » Salvation possible to all men

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world;

More verses: Luke 3:6 Romans 10:13

Opportunity » Judgment according to » Judgment according to privilege

Luke 12:48

but he who didn't know, and did things worthy of stripes, will be beaten with few stripes. To whoever much is given, of him will much be required; and to whom much was entrusted, of him more will be asked.

Mark 6:11

Whoever will not receive you nor hear you, as you depart from there, shake off the dust that is under your feet for a testimony against them. Assuredly, I tell you, it will be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!"

John 15:22

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have had sin; but 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

Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention;

Matthew 11:20

Then he began to denounce the cities in which most of his mighty works had been done, because they didn't repent.

Ezekiel 3:19

Yet if you warn the wicked, and he doesn't turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

Luke 12:47

That servant, who knew his lord's will, and didn't prepare, nor do what he wanted, will be beaten with many stripes,

Opportunity » Universal » Whosoever

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

2 Corinthians 2:12

Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,

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

John 4:35

Don't you say, 'There are yet four months until the harvest?' Behold, I tell 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 indeed is plentiful, but the laborers are few.

Acts 16:9

A vision appeared to Paul in the night. There was a man of Macedonia standing, begging him, and saying, "Come over into 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 his disciples, and said to them, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. Behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 26:40-41

He came to the disciples, and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "What, couldn't you watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray, that you don't enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

Opportunity » Judgment according to » Seizing

Acts 21:40

When he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, beckoned with his hand to the people. When there was a great silence, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying,

Acts 3:12

When Peter saw it, he responded to the people, "You men of Israel, why do you marvel at this man? Why do you fasten your eyes on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made him walk?

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

John 20:19

When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were locked where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, "Peace be to you."

John 20:24

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, wasn't 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 didn't help you?' "Then he will answer them, saying, 'Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn't do it to one of the least of these, you didn't do it to me.'

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

Matthew 25:26-27

"But his lord answered him, 'You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn't sow, and gather where I didn't scatter. You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own 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 five or six times. Then you would have struck Syria until you had consumed it, whereas now you shall strike Syria just three times."

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

Matthew 25:10

While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.

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

Luke 19:41-42

When he drew near, he saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you, even you, had known today the things which belong to your 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. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.

Universal » Opportunity » Worship

Philippians 2:9-11

Therefore God also highly exalted him, and gave to him the name which is above every name; that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, those on earth, and those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Isaiah 45:22-23

"Look to me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other. I have sworn by myself, the word has gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and will not return, that to me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath.

Romans 14:11

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

Isaiah 49:7

Thus says Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, [and] his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers: "Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall worship; because of Yahweh who is faithful, [even] the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you."

Revelation 3:9

Behold, I give of the synagogue of Satan, of those who say they are Jews, and they are not, but lie. Behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

Universal » Opportunity » Peace, foretold by the prophets

Isaiah 2:4

He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Hosea 2:18

In that day I will make a covenant for them with the animals of the field, and with the birds of the sky, and with the creeping things of the ground. I will break the bow, the sword, and the battle out of the land, and will make them lie down safely.

Zechariah 9:10

I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow will be cut off; and he will speak peace to the nations: and his dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 9:7

Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on the throne of David, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of Yahweh of Armies will perform 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. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.