Monday, December 8, 2014

Top 10 Bible Verses You Will Never See on a Christmas Card!

It is Christmas Time again, and we will all be receiving Christmas Cards. Many of these cards are written with good intentions of warming the heart with a reflection on God. I have to say I do take issue with many of these cards. It seems these warm fuzzy Christmas cards don't really highlight the fullness of the God of the Bible, showing us a limited perhaps even distorted attribute of God as revealed in Scripture. So I have made a list of the top ten scriptures you will NEVER find on a Christmas Card. While there are many more that could have made the list, this should be good enough to get us to reflect on the fullness of God! Here we go:

10) Luke 14:26

“If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters — yes, and even his own life — he cannot be My disciple.”

9) John 14:24

“The one who doesn’t love Me will not keep My words. The word that you hear is not Mine but is from the Father who sent Me.”

8) Matthew 7:21

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord! ’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of My Father in heaven.”

7) Luke 2:14 (THE FULL VERSE! The underlined part is usually omitted from Christmas cards!)

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people He favors!”

6) Hebrews 10:31

“It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!”

5) Matthew 5:29

“If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”

4) Revelation 19:16

"On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords."

   Note: This is an image of Jesus as a tattooed warrior king! It would make an interesting picture for this Merry Christmas Card to say the least!

3) Isaiah 45:7

"I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the LORD, who does all these things."

2)Exodus 15:3

"The LORD is a man of war;

the LORD is his name."

1)Matthew 10:34

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword."

Note: The little baby Jesus grew up and said these words!

Let us not be lulled to sleep by half truths or distorted images about the God revealed in Scripture during Christmas. Instead let us fully embrace God as He has revealed himself through Scripture. Have a Merry Christmas and praise be to our Holy, Sovereign, Loving God forever and ever amen!

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