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Justin Bieber Shares Bible Verse, Reminds Fans: 'There's a God That Loves You and Is For You'

( [email protected] ) Apr 07, 2016 09:22 AM EDT
Justin Bieber has encouraged his social media followers with Psalm 46:10, which reads: "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber released his fourth studio album, Purpose, in November. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Singer/songwriter Justin Bieber is serious about his Christian faith - and wants to share his newfound joy with his fans.

In an Instagram post shared Tuesday night, the 22-year-old Canadian native encouraged his social media followers with Psalm 46:10, which reads: "Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

"Remember there's a God that loves you and is for you. Be still in his presence. He will give you true rest," Bieber wrote.

As of Wednesday morning, the post had over 1 million likes and thousands of comments, with many fans thanking the singer for his words of encouragement.

Bieber, who is currently on his "Purpose" tour, frequently discusses his Christian faith and shares how his relationship with God has changed his life. While he was famously baptized by Hillsong Church pastor Carl Lentz in 2014, prior to his conversion, the singer made headlines for his bad behavior, including excessive drug and alcohol use.

However, during an interview with Complex magazine last year, the "What Do U Mean" singer stated: "I just wanna honestly live like Jesus. Not be Jesus. ... I don't want that to come across weird. He created a pretty awesome template of how to love people and how to be gracious and kind."

Bieber also warned fans against idolizing celebrities such as himself instead of the One who truly deserves praise.

"I would really suggest to people, 'Don't put your faith in me,'" he told The Mirror. "Because I'm gonna disappoint you every time. Yeah. It's scary. But I want them to know that I'm not going to be able to solve their problems... I'm not that higher power. I'll never be. I'm not perfect. I've made so many mistakes. I just want to get to a place where... I just want people to know humans aren't meant to be worshiped. We're just not. So when a human is being worshiped, this is dangerous. 'Cause it does nothing but give you pride."

Earlier this year, Bieber encouraged his 64.3 million Instagram followers to read Sarah Young's Jesus Calling and shared a quote from the devotional that includes two Bible verses from Psalms and 1 Corinthians.   

Reads the message, "Worship Me only. Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your god. Worries, if indulged, develop into idols. Anxiety gains a life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming your trust in Me and refreshing yourself in My presence. What goes on in your mind is invisible, undetectable to other people. But I read your thoughts continually, searching for evidence of trust in Me, I rejoice when your mind turns towards Me. Guard your thoughts diligently; good thought-choices will keep you close to Me. Psalm 112:7; 1 Corinthians 13:11."