12 Important Scriptures For Graduates

So you or someone you love is graduating. What an amazing milestone!

But now the hard part begins.

Moving into something new comes with a certain amount of unknowns which can create anxiety. That is why there is a need for these important Scriptures for graduates, regardless of your age.

Celebration Scriptures for graduates

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: … a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4

“… everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man.” Ecclesiastes 3:13

“The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.” Psalm 126:3

We don’t hear the word “toil” often as found in these Scriptures for graduates. It means “working very hard.”

So whether you know it or not, you often “toiled” into the night as you studied to graduate.

And now it is time to celebrate!

Photo of one of the 12 Scriptures for graduates, from Psalm 118
One of the Scriptures For Graduates from Psalm 118:24

Your School or University will have a ceremony to acknowledge your achievement. You may laugh and dance with your family and friends as it talks about in Ecclesiastes.

Getting this far is truly a gift from God. He wants us to be glad. He knew about this day long before you were born. In fact, Scripture says that it is written in His book. (Psalm 139)

Now it is time to give thanks for all of it.

Gratitude Scriptures for graduates

“For in Him (God) we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28 (Explanation added)

 Brothers (and sisters), I do not consider that I have made it my own.” Philippians 3:13a (explanation added)

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

Finishing a course of study and making it to graduation is because God has given us the skills, abilities, health, and opportunities for it to happen.

Photo of one of the Scriptures For Graduates from Philippians 3:13
One of the Scriptures For Graduates from Philippians 3:13

Anything that we have accomplished is because of God’s help.

And why has God brought us to this point? His plan is for us to use it to do good.

Today give thanks to God our creator who has given us everything we need to be where we are today.

Next step Scriptures for graduates

Photo of one of the Scriptures For Graduates from Jeremiah 29:11
One of the Scriptures For Graduates from Jeremiah 29:11

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 19:20-21

” If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God James 1:5?

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

” Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

If we want to be successful in the eyes of God, then we need to rely on Him to give us wisdom for our next steps.

Not only does that wisdom come from the Bible, but often it comes from those more experienced than us.

Depending on your age, you might find it hard to accept advice from others.

But Scripture says that there is safety in the wisdom of others. Sometimes they can see blind spots that we are not aware of.

And as we move forward with our next steps, the ultimate goal is to honor God.

Photo of one of the Scriptures For Graduates from Colossians 3:23
One of the Scriptures For Graduates from Colossians 3:23: “Do everything for God and not for people.”

You might like to also read “Celebrate The Good Things In Life.”

Thanks to Bible Gateway for easy navigation of the Scriptures.

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