Category Archives: Bible Verses

A Few Thoughts on the Birth of Our Savior

With all the commercialism around us, our thoughts should be focused on the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ! I have heard and read so many thoughts that are soul-stirring to me. I hope they are to you.

The glory of the story is that he came at all. –song heard on the radio

And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. –Luke 1:19

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.* (*Hebrew spelling) –Isaiah 7:14

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel,* which being interpreted is, God with us. (*Greek spelling) –Matthew 1:23

God made His home with us so that we might make our home with Him. –Our Daily Bread

The birth of Christ brought God to man; the cross of Christ brings man to God. –Our Daily Bread

I and my Father are one. –John 10:30

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. –John 10:16

The essential fact of Christianity is that God thought all humanity worth the sacrifice of His Son. –William Barclay in Our Daily Bread

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. –Romans 10:9

God’s gift to a dying world is the life-giving Savior. –Our Daily Bread

Can you imagine what it was like in heaven when God separated part of Himself and sent His Son to earth, can you imagine the depth of love God, I AM, had for His creation, humankind? It is beyond my total comprehension.

May you know the peace of Christmas every day of the year. –Our Daily Bread

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!

Be Faithful To Do What You Know To Do

When you read these verses, you can understand more about the mysterious ways of our LORD. Read these verses several times and meditate on them. The LORD is saying His ways are not our ways. His ways are past finding out. Our task is to be faithful to what we know to do.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. -Isaiah 55:8

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! “FOR WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD? OR WHO HAS BECOME HIS COUNSELOR? OR WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM AND IT SHALL BE REPAID TO HIM?” For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. -Romans 11:33-36

Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has taught Him? -Isaiah 40:13

For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it? -Jeremiah 23:18

Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine. -Job 41:11

I Am Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

I do not know who you are or where you live, but God knows! You are special to Him! He never breaks His promises! He loves you with an everlasting love that knows no boundaries.

God has made you in His own image. And since God created you, He has a purpose for your life.

Psalm 139:14 says: I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Joshua 1:1-9

Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.
From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.
There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Joshua 1:1-9

Psalm 57

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by.

I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me.

He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.

My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me; Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise.

Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations.

For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

Meditation

Meditation should be a very important part of the Christian’s life.  We must be very careful that we separate our meditation from the meditation of the world.  Where the world’s meditation is concentrating on oneself, the Christian meditation is concentrating on God.  Because of the association of meditation with other religions, the Christian should do their meditation in private as a part of prayer and devotion to God.

There are so many different ways of looking at meditation in today’s world and it is difficult for scientists to pin down a definition when researching meditation.  To the Christian, it is easy to settle on a definition for it.  Meditation is concentrating on God and everything about God.

If you do a search on Google on meditation you will get over 72 million hits.  Scientists are trying to discover health benefits of meditation.  They know that meditation helps you to reduce stress and lowers your blood pressure.  I believe it would definitely do that when we are concentrating on and about God regularly.

The Bible talks much about meditation.  A few of the verses are below.

Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.  1 Timothy 4:15

MEDITATION SHOULD BE SWEET

May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the LORD.  Psalm 104:34

MEDITATION TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah  Psalm 4:4

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.  Psalm 49:3

I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.  Psalm 77:6

WHAT WE ARE TO MEDITATE ON

GOD’S PRECEPTS

I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
 Psalm 119:15

Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. Psalm 119:27

GOD’S WORKS

I will also meditate on all Your work, And talk of Your deeds.  Psalm 77:12

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.  Psalm 143:5

GOD’S TESTIMONIES

I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation.
  Psalm 119:99

GOD’S COMMANDMENTS

My hands also I will lift up to Your commandments, Which I love, And I will meditate on Your statutes.  Psalm 119:48

GOD’S MAJESTY

I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.  Psalm 145:5

MEDITATE DAY AND NIGHT

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.  Psalm 63:6

I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search.  Psalm 77:6

Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.  Psalm 119:97

MEDITATE WHEN YOU CANNOT SLEEP

Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah  Psalm 4:4

When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.  Psalm 63:6

WHAT OTHER THINGS WE SHOULD MEDITATE ON

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.  Philippians 4:8

Psalm 92

A Psalm.
A Song for the Sabbath Day.
It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;
To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,
On an instrument of ten strings, On the lute, And on the harp, With harmonious sound.
For You, LORD, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands.
O LORD, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.
A senseless man does not know, Nor does a fool understand this.
When the wicked spring up like grass, And when all the workers of iniquity flourish, It is that they may be destroyed forever.
But You, LORD, are on high forevermore.
For behold, Your enemies, O LORD, For behold, Your enemies shall perish; All the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.
But my horn You have exalted like a wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil.
My eye also has seen my desire on my enemies; My ears hear my desire on the wicked Who rise up against me.
The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, He shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.
They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing,
To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.