What Does the Bible Say About Spring Time?
Growing up, spring was always my least favorite season. The snow was melting, and the rain turned it into dirty gray slush. It was still cold, but you couldn’t do any of the fun winter activities.
As an adult, I appreciate spring time more. Spring is the shift from death to life. The trees and flowers and grass start coming back to life. There’s more sunshine and it gets warmer outside.
The Bible talks about the spring rains and new things springing forth. The spring rains bring a refreshing to the dry land and new things come alive. Spring time in the Old Testament was often a season of war. Kings and armies would go out in the spring time to take new territory. King David’s biggest downfall happened because he didn’t go to war with his men during spring time.
Here are 17 of my favorite Bible verses that talk about spring time, the spring rains, and new life.
“Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.”Deuteronomy 11:14 NIV
Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.”Hosea 6:3 NLT
“Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”Joel 2:23 NIV
“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.”James 5:7 NLT
“When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.”Proverbs 16:15 NLT
“Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.”Zechariah 10:1 NIV
“For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.”Song of Songs 2:11-12 NKJV
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV
“Let my teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew, As the light rain upon the tender grass, And as the spring showers upon the herb.”Deuteronomy 32:2 AMP
“Men listened to me and waited, And kept silence for my counsel. After my words they did not speak again, And my speech settled on them as dew. They waited for me as for the rain, And they opened their mouth wide as for the spring rain.”Job 29:21-23 NKJV
“Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yes, the Lord will give what is good; And our land will yield its increase.”Psalm 85:11-12 NKJV
“He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding!”Daniel 2:21 AMPC
“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”Isaiah 58:8 NKJV
“It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.”2 Samuel 11:1 NKJV
“And the prophet came to the king of Israel and said to him, ‘Go, strengthen yourself; take note, and see what you should do, for in the spring of the year the king of Syria will come up against you.’”1 Kings 20:22 NKJV
“Then Elisha died, and they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year.”2 Kings 13:20 NKJV