It’s the day before Christmas. The day the whole world awaits their King. As you wait, consider spending time in these Christmas Bible Verses that promised and delivered so much. From the promise of a Savior to the birth and life of Christ to our lives changed.
God first proclaimed that the birth of a Savior would come. He gave His people a reason to have hope. And this Christmas, God gives up hope as well.
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.” (Isaiah 61:1-3)
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”(Isaiah 9:6)
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34)
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
One of the most amazing promises of God is the promise of peace, from Christ’s life to the provision of the Holy Spirit, while we live in the chaos of earth.
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”(Luke 2:14)
“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.” (Mark 1:1-3)
But the best gift isn’t peace or joy. It’s salvation. Christmas is life-changing because our Savor arived, who provides our salvation.
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” (John 3:36)
“But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:9 )
“Who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.” (1st Peter 1:2)
“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” (Galatians 4:4-5)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16) (This one is certainly worth repeating).
And because of our God-given Hope, Faith, Peace, Love, and Salvation, our lives are changed.
“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:39)
“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” (John 1:4)
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”(John 6:51)
As we await our King, our lives are changed by His grace, love, and salvation. May peace be with you, and the promises of God be on your heart with these Christmas Bible Verses this year.