Shining Verses

If you like inspirational quotes, you will likely enjoy scripture verses. Whether you consider yourself a saint or a sinner, well-formed words make us feel empowered and wise. We want to memorize them and share them with friends. And this is the case today.

Over the past year,  I’ve been puzzled by the number of references in the Word and world about terms such as shining and light and brightness, so I figured, I’d take my time to collect some. Many will be in scripture form from the Bible but others may not.

So how many are there? I’m not sure. But I’m excited to try to find out. Okay. Here goes…

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  • Light is a created thing, created by the Creator of all things. Check out the verses from the beginning…may you celebrate the Light Giver, God, today…

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  • The road the righteous travel is like the sunrise, getting brighter and brighter until daylight has come. Proverbs 4:18
  • Don’t be envious of sinful people; let reverence for the Lord be the concern of your life. If it is, you have a bright future. Proverbs 23:17-18
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  •  Screen Shot 2018-11-05 at 7.31.03 AM                                 Well, said, Stephanie! And thus concludes the end of this Shining Verses post for now.

    Have a Brilliant Monday, November 5, 2018!

  • “Their (Wise Parents) instructions are a shining light; their correction can teach you how to live.” Proverbs 6:23.

(These two verses came from Cherlono via a comment on another post. I’m grateful for these gifts wrapped in other Believers)

  • “For You, O Lord, are my lamp; The Lord illumines and dispels my darkness. 2 Samuel 22:29, and
  • The Light shines on in the darkness, and the darkness did not understand it or overpower it or appropriate it or absorb it [and is unreceptive to it]. JOHN 1:5. Both from the Amplified Version.
  • You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. God brings down the proud and saves the humble. Job 22: 28-29.  Be humble, y’all!
  • “The righteous are like a light shining brightly; the wicked are like a lamp flickering out.” Proverbs 13:9 GNB
  • You are sure that you are a guide for the blind and a light for all who are in the dark.  Romans 2:19 CEV
  • “Now you’ve got my feet on the life path, all radiant from the shining of your face. Ever since you took my hand, I’m on the right way.” Psalm 16:11 MSG

To Shine…in other words…

To Shine…in other words…

On this post, I’ve given you 28 starter words, but feel free to chose your own and provide definitions. This is not to be laborious. So, whatever you do, have fun knowing you possess the ability to make this world a brighter place. 

  1. Scintillate – to emit sparks (v).
  2. Coruscate – to be brilliant or showy in technique or style (v).
  3. Sheen – to be bright (v), a bright or shining condition (n). Beautiful (adj).
  4. Polish – refers to a smooth, shining or bright surface that reflects light produced by rubbing or friction (v).
  5. Luster – a glow of reflected light, an inner beauty (radiance), a glow of light within (n).
  6. Gloss –  surface luster or brightness (n).
  7. Luminescence – the emission of light by a substance that has not been heated, as in fluorescence and phosphorescence (n).
  8. Patina – a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use (n).
  9. Sparkle –  to give off or reflect bright moving points of light (int. v).
  10. Twinkle – to shine with a flickering or sparkling light (int. v).
  11. Excel –  to be superior to: surpass in accomplishment or achievement (trans. v).
  12. Burnish – to make shiny or lustrous especially by rubbing (trans. v).
  13. Fluoresce – shine or glow brightly due to fluorescence (v).
  14. Flame – the glowing gaseous part of a fire (n).
  15. Flash – to shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way (v).
  16. Glimmer – shine faintly with a wavering light (v).
  17. Glint – to give off reflection in brilliant flashes (int. v). 
  18. Radiate –  to send out rays: shine brightly (int. v).
  19. Glisten – to give off a sparkling or lustrous reflection of or as if of a moist or polished surface (v).
  20. Shimmer – to shine with a soft tremulous or fitful light (int. v).
  21. Beam – to send out rays of light (int. v).
  22. Flare – a sudden brief burst of bright flame or light (n).
  23. Spangle – a small glittering object or particle (n).
  24. Glow – a steady radiance of light or heat (n).
  25. Brilliance – Intense brightness of light (n).
  26. Splendor – Magnificent and splendid appearance; grandeur (n).
  27. Illuminate – Light up (int v).
  28. Dazzle – To overpower with light; to hinder distinct vision by intense light (trans v).