Heading back to school or going to school for the first time can be a scary thing for many students.
Many moms put encouraging notes in their children’s lunchboxes during those first few weeks of school in order to comfort their students while they deal with all the newness and frenzy that going to school can bring.
In addition to putting your own special words on paper, it’s a great idea to add some scriptures to give them extra support during their mid-day meal.
Here are 30 back-to-school scriptures that you can tuck in your child’s lunchbox or bookbag…or even text through the upcoming school year!
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30 Back-to-School Scriptures to Put In Your Child’s Lunchbox
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1-3
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near. Proverbs 10:14
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. Luke 6:27-28
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8
But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. Ephesians 5:3-4
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. Proverbs 15:5
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Proverbs 4:23-25
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
Have no part at all in the wrong things that young men like to do. Believe. Have love. Follow what is right. Live at peace. Do these things along with others who have a clean heart and talk to God. Timothy 2:22-25
Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. Colossians 3:20
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. Proverbs 15:1
You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life. Proverbs 4:13
Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance. Proverbs 1:5
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
I, too, try to please everyone in everything I do. I don’t just do what is best for me; I do what is best for others so that many may be saved. 1 Corinthians 10:33
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