Are There Any Bible Verses About Butterflies?
Considering that there are so many Bible verses about transformation and becoming new, you might be looking for Bible verses about butterflies.
Butterflies aren’t specifically mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Butterflies are part of God’s creation, and creation as a whole is mentioned, but butterflies aren’t mentioned by name anywhere in the Bible.
The Bible tells us that God has revealed Himself in creation, so we can learn more about God and His principles when we look at His creation.
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”
Romans 1:20 NLT
I believe that looking at one of God’s beautiful creations– butterflies– can teach us valuable lessons about the transformative power of Jesus and what it means to become a new creation in Him. We can look at how a caterpillar goes through a transformative process and comes out of the cocoon as new creation.
God’s desire is to transform our life through a relationship with Him. God doesn’t save us and leave us there. He saves us, heals us, and delivers us. The Greek word for “save” is “sózó”
Sózó means to be healed, safe, to be made whole, and to be restored.
When you’re saved, your life should look different than it did before.
When Jesus enters your life, you’ll experience a transformation, just like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV
Paul is one of the greatest examples of the transformational power of the Gospel. Before Paul’s encounter with Jesus, he was on a mission to persecute believers. Paul was going from house to house dragging Christians outside to harm and even kill them. He made the order for people to stone Steven to death.
After his salvation, Paul became one of the biggest influences in the early Christian church. Instead of persecuting the church, his life mission became building the church.
“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”
Colossians 3:10 NLT
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
Romans 12:2 NIV
When you look at the before and after of Paul, it looks like two separate lives.
A caterpillar and butterfly also look like two separate lives. Some studies have shown that butterflies remember their life as a caterpillar, and our new life is the same. Similar to a butterfly, we remember our old life and how we used to act. Even though we’re completely transformed, we can remember our previous life.
Just like a butterfly doesn’t live like they’re still a caterpillar, God wants us to remember where we came from, but focus on the new life we have in Christ. If we continue to live the same way we did before we encountered God’s love, we’re wasting our potential.
God has a plan for you life. The first step in that plan is accepting salvation through Jesus.
That’s our “butterfly moment”. And that’s just the beginning!
You are no longer limited to walking around like a caterpillar. You can live empowered by the Holy Spirit and live a powerful life. You can live and walk in the Spirit, and live the full life that God intended for you.