The word accept is found 116 times in the Bible! Here is a list we put together of the 37 best acceptance scriptures:
Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.
“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”
1 Samuel 16:7
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.”
1 Timothy 1:15
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 8:12
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
And God, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Holy Spirit just as he did to us.
1 John 3:15
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
1 Peter 2:20
For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God.
1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
To the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”
But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”
“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me."
“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”
I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
For God shows no partiality.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
What does the Bible say about acceptance?
God doesn't see you as man sees you. God has the power to see you for who you are. He looks on the inside while man looks on the outside. God knows your heart. He loves you for who you are. Anyone who comes to God is never turned away.
What does Jesus say about accepting all people?
In the Bible, Jesus makes it clear that He will never turn anyone away. He welcomes all who come to Him. He is full of acceptance and love. Jesus will never tell a person to get everything right in their life and then come to Him. No, He says to come just as you are.
How do we get acceptance from God?
Acceptance from God comes through Jesus according to the Bible. When a person receives the free gift of salvation, they become a new creation in Christ and are forgiven of all of their sin. Through faith in God, acceptance is freely given to anyone who asks.
What does God say about self acceptance?
There are many scriptures about accepting oneself, such as the verses on this page. Take for example, John 6:37 - “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.”
How do I pray for acceptance?
Father, I come before you and ask You to have mercy on me. Please forgive me of all of my mistakes and accept me into Your family. I give my heart to You and surrender my life. Where You lead, I will follow. Show me how to live by faith so that my life might bring You glory and honor. Thank You for accepting me. Amen.