Bible Verses About Mountains
“The mountains melt like wax at the presence of Yahweh, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.” Psalm 97:5
One of the biggest mental errors we can make is to underestimate the power of our God. God spoke the universe into creation, and He can just as easily destroy it.
The Bible uses some colorful and vivid imagery to describe the authority that God has over nature. But how does that relate to us?
Just as God has power over physical mountains, He also has power over spiritual ones. We might not have real, tangible mountains in our way, but we all face obstacles that can seem insurmountable at times. Good news: God is bigger than those, too.
Spiritual mountains can come in many forms. Maybe for you, that mountain is financial insecurity. Maybe it’s a difficult decision. Maybe it’s a terminal diagnosis. Whatever your mountain is, you can be confident that God not only sees it, but is actively moving it.
In Exodus 14:14, Moses tells the Israelite people, “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The Israelites were being pursued by a powerful Egyptian army.
This was, in many ways, a problem of enormous magnitude. What happened next? God parted the Red Sea, destroyed their enemies, and made His glory known throughout the nations. The same God who did all that is abundantly able to move whatever mountain you’re currently facing. The Lord will fight for us; we need only to wait upon Him.
As we wait for God to work, what should be our response?
One word: faith. In Mark 11:25, Jesus says, “Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.”
Make no mistake – God is not limited in any way. He can do whatever He pleases, whenever He pleases. But in some respects, our faith is a key component to God’s will for our lives.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.”
It’s not enough to hope that, by some miracle, God is able to fix our problem. We have to believe, with all of our being, that He can. When we have that kind of faith, anything is possible.
Finally, should rest in the truth that God is able to do the impossible. All of human history is filled with evidence of God doing miraculous wonders in the world, and He is no less able today.
When you see that mountain ahead of you, don’t be discouraged. Don’t be paralyzed by fear and hopelessness. Instead, take your worries “to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think” Ephesians 3:20.
Bible Verses About Mountain (Old Testament)
Isaiah 2:2 – It shall happen in the latter days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.
Isaiah 52:7 - How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns!
Isaiah 54:10 – For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my loving kindness will not depart from you, and my covenant of peace will not be removed, says the Lord who has mercy on you.
Micah 1:4 – The mountains melt under him, and the valleys split apart, like wax before the fire, like waters that are poured down a steep place.
Nahum 1:5 - The mountains quake before him, and the hills melt away. The earth trembles at his presence, yes, the world, and all who dwell in it.
Zechariah 4:7 - Who are you, great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you are a plain; and he will bring out the capstone with shouts of Grace, grace, to it!
Psalms 97:5-6 - The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. The heavens declare his righteousness. All the peoples have seen his glory.
Psalms 11:1 - In the LORD I take refuge. How can you say to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain!
Psalms 18:7 - Then the earth shook and trembled. The foundations also of the mountains quaked and were shaken, because he was angry.
Psalms 90:2 - Before the mountains were born, before you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
Psalms 121:1-2 - I will lift up my eyes to the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 95:4 - In his hand are the deep places of the earth. The heights of the mountains are also his.
Psalms 104:5-6 - He laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be moved forever. You covered it with the deep as with a cloak. The waters stood above the mountains.
Psalms 125:2 - As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds his people from this time forward and forever more.
Psalms 104:7-9 - At your rebuke they fled. At the voice of your thunder they hurried away. The mountains rose, the valleys sank down, to the place which you had assigned to them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over; that they don’t turn again to cover the earth.
Bible Verses About Mountain (New Testament)
I Corinthians 13:2 – And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
Mark 11:22-23 - Jesus answered them, Have faith in God. For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, and doesn’t doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever he says.
Matthew 17:20 - He said to them, Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, Move from here to there, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Matthew 21:21-22 - Jesus answered them, Most certainly I tell you, if you have faith, and don’t doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you told this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it would be done. All things, whatever you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.
Matthew 5:1-2- Seeing the multitudes, he went up onto the mountain. When he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He opened his mouth and taught them.
Luke 6:12 - In these days, he went out to the mountain to pray, and he continued all night in prayer to God.
Revelation 21:10 – He carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
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