GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

Luke 2:8-14 (NKJV) Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Can you imagine being there on that day?  Here these shepherds were minding their own business, when all of a sudden these beautiful angels appeared to them and spoke these words to them, and to us: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

God’s heart for us is peace and goodwill.  God desires our hearts to be full of goodwill, and full of peace.  God is not into bringing torment to us.  He gave us a Savior, Jesus Christ!  God, the Father, loves us so much that while we were still lost and in our sins, Jesus came and set us free!  Jesus did not come to hurt us or knock us down.  He came to lift us up, and to empower us to do great things!  Jesus said that He came to seek and to save those that were lost.

So during this Christmas season, make a decision not to get caught up with all the stuff of this world, but to get caught up in Him.  Let His love and goodness get all over you.  See how much He loves you, by hearing these words that the angels spoke to the shepherds on that day so many years ago: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”  Enjoy Him, because He wants to enjoy you!

Confession:  This Christmas season, I am going to get caught up with my Father.  I am going to enjoy Him, and thank Him for all He has done for me.  He is the greatest!

Today’s Bible Reading

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Habakkuk 1 – 3

Revelation 9

Psalms 137

Proverbs 30:10

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Ezra 2:68-70, Ezra 3, Ezra 4:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Revelation 9:13-21, Revelation 10

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 30:24-33

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Ezra 2:68-70, Ezra 3, Ezra 4:1-5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Revelation 9:13-21, Revelation 10

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Proverbs 30:24-33