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Born for You

December 18, 2019


Born for You…

We have so many needs  in this world  that have to be met,  if we are to live.      We must have air,  water,  light,  food.      If any one of these is missing,  we begin to die.      In reality,  every one of these necessities  is a gift  from God Almighty.

But,  as we so freely enjoy these gifts,  we often do so  with total disregard  to the Giver  of all good gifts — our Creator and Redeemer.      That is sin.      We should  gratefully acknowledge  our Lord,  who patiently overlooks  our thoughtlessness  and continues  to provide for us.

If we were to die  from a lack of air,  water,  light,  or food,  we would be dying  an earthly death  that will take place  sooner or later any way.      But,  there is a much greater gift  God has given us  that we must have,  if we want  to live eternally.      God offers us  that gift,  but it is up to us  to accept it  in faith.      We hear how personal  that gift is  in Luke 2:8-11,

And in the same region  there were some shepherds  staying out  in the fields,  and keeping watch  over their flock  by night.      And an angel  of the Lord  suddenly stood before them,  and the glory  of the Lord  shone around them;  and they were terribly frightened.

And the angel said  to them,  “Do not be afraid;  for behold,  I bring you good news  of a great joy  which shall be  for all the people;  for today  in the city of David  there has been  born for you  a Savior,  who is Christ  the Lord.

This Savior  is not just for someone else — someone who is richer,  better looking,  more popular,  stronger,  or whatever.      The angel says  the Savior is  for all the people.      And,  in case  all the people  still made a poor shepherd think  it referred to all the other people,  the angel emphasized,  “there has been  born for you  a Savior,  who is Christ  the Lord.”

We are all sinners — sinners who will be condemned eternally,  unless we have that Savior.      No matter what we occupy  our minds with  day after day,  we have a necessity  that must be met,  if we desire  to live eternally  in heaven.      If we choose  to not think about our need  for a Savior,  that does not negate the fact  that we need  that Savior.      If we choose  to remain ungrateful  for our Savior,  Jesus Christ,  that does not indicate that we can save ourselves by some other means.

This freely given gift  of the Savior  is our one and only means  of eternal life.      He is a gift  born for you.      It’s up to us  to acknowledge  that all other philosophies,  religions,  works,  and hopes  are incapable  of giving us entry  into heaven,  because they have nothing  to back up their words.      But,  the Bible  does prove itself,  and so Jesus had authority  when He said  in John 14:6,

I am the way,  and the truth,  and the life;  no one comes  to the Father,  but through Me.

When we come to Jesus  asking for forgiveness,  we do not  have to be afraid.      He will not refuse us,  because  in Isaiah 42:3  we are promised,

A bruised reed  He will not break,
And a dimly burning wick  He will not extinguish.

Our faith may be  ever so bruised  and weak,  but God will always  wash away our sins  to comfort  and strengthen us.      In peace,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD God,  Your truths  are eternal.      Blessed be  Your holy name.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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