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Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons

Do you wonder… What does the Bible say about the 4 Seasons? In this Bible Study, we’ll read Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons and discover how God made the four seasons for a purpose. And how they help us navigate each season of life.

God created each season for a purpose.

In each of the four seasons, nature abounds with God’s glory. The beautiful Spring flowers lead us into the warm Summer days. Vibrant fall foliage fades into gently falling snow. These pictures of the beauty of nature remind us of God’s hand working in our lives.

Because each season represents a time in our life as well.

Spring gives us a new beginning. Summer a time to work. Fall a time to reap what we’ve worked so hard for. And Winter a time of much needed rest.

The glory of the Lord is always on display in our lives if we’ll just take a moment to look for it. So, is it any wonder that God’s Word has a lot to say to us about the Seasons?

Let’s dive in and learn the meaning of the seasons and how God meant for them to guide us through life.

Four Seasons in the Bible Meaning

The meaning of the four seasons and how they apply to our everyday lives can be summed up in this Bible verse from the book of Ecclesiastes.

I’m sure you already know this scripture. But it’s popular for a reason.

In it, we learn there is a season for everything. Both in nature and in our lives.

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:

A time to be born,
And a time to die;
A time to plant,
And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
And a time to speak;
A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.

                                    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NKJV

 

 

Understanding Seasons Biblically

God’s Word uses the seasons as a metaphor for Biblical living.

Whether it’s a beautiful tree planted by streams of water or the stars put in their place, these Bible verses teach us how to live a Christian life for God’s glory!

He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.    

                                    Psalm 1:3 NKJV

 

Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.

                                   Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

 

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

                                  Daniel 12:3

 

 So they will fear the name of the Lord from the west
And His glory from the rising of the sun,
For He will come like a rushing stream
Which the wind of the Lord drives.
                                

                                   Isaiah 59:19 NASB

 

For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.

                                  Psalm 90:4

 

He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.

                                 Proverbs 10:5

 

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.

                                 James 5:7 ESV

 

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.        

                                 2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT

 

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you.

                                 1 Thessalonians 5:1

 

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  

                                 Hebrews 13:8 NLT

 


She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

                                  Proverbs 3:18 NIV

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God Made the Seasons Bible Verse

Because of God’s love, He created the earth and gave it to us as a beautiful gift. This gift also includes the seasons and their unique way of giving us everything we need to survive while we’re here on earth.

Sometimes we forget about the wonder of this amazing gift of God. But these scriptures remind us why God made the seasons and how He provides for us throughout them.

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

                                  Genesis 1:14-19 NKJV

 

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

                                Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV

 

You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; you have made summer and winter.

                                Psalm 74:17 ESV

 

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground, …

                                 Genesis 2:1-5

 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

                               James 1:17 NKJV

 

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. …

                                Genesis 1:1-5 ESV

 

 Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, you are very great!
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
     covering yourself with light as with a garment,
stretching out the heavens like a tent.
He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;
he makes the clouds his chariot;
he rides on the wings of the wind;
he makes his messengers winds,
his ministers a flaming fire.

 He set the earth on its foundations,
so that it should never be moved.
You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
the waters stood above the mountains.

                                       Psalm 104:1-6

 

All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

                                      John 1:3

 

He stretches out the north over the void and hangs the earth on nothing.

                                     Job 26:7

 

So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.         

                                    Genesis 1:27 NASB

 

Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

                                       Psalm 90:2

 

They and every beast, according to its kind, and all the livestock according to their kinds, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, according to its kind, and every bird, according to its kind, every winged creature.

                                       Genesis 7:14

 

And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.

                                       Ezekiel 34:26

 

He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills.

                                     Psalm 147:8

 

Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):

                                  Jeremiah 31:35 NKJV

 

Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You.”

                                  Psalm 102:25-28 NKJV

 

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Bible Verses about Seasons Changing

In life there is one constant we can be sure of, seasons change. And the Change of Seasons is well identified in the scriptures.

Whether it’s Jesus’s parable of the fig tree in Matthew 24:32 or God’s promise about the seasons from Genesis 8:22, the different seasons blending into each other represent the constant change of season in our lives.

As you read the following Bible verses, you’ll recognize the change of seasons in your life, see how God’s hand guides you through each one.

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

                                         Acts 1:7 KJV

 

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:                            

                                       Daniel 2:20-21 KJV

 

While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.”

                                    Genesis 8:22

 

then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and olive oil.

                                     Deuteronomy 11:14 NIV

 

He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.

                                   Psalm 104:19 King James Version

 

Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.

                                 Song of Solomon 2:12 NIV

 

Yet he did not leave himself without witness, for he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.”

                                     Acts 14:17

 

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.

                                   Proverbs 26:1

 

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”

                                 Jeremiah 8:20

 

The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing.

                                 Proverbs 20:4

 

She prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest.

                                 Proverbs 6:8 English Standard Version

 

These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.

                                Leviticus 23:4 NKJV

 

From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near.

                               Matthew 24:32 ESV

 

For you shall go out with joy,
And be led out with peace;
The mountains and the hills
Shall break forth into singing before you,
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

                                Isaiah 55:12 NKJV

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Inspirational Bible Verses about Spiritual Seasons of Life

Like everything, our spiritual lives ebb and flow. An easy season of our life turns into a difficult season in the blink of an eye.

But God’ plan for us never changes. He wants to have a close relationship with us in both the good and bad times. And even though the up and downs are hard, these spiritual seasons have a way of bringing us closer to God. I’m sure that’s why He allows them.

But the following scriptures show us God’s great love and help us remember He is with us always.

 

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood …

                                  Revelation 1:1-5 ESV

 

 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells.

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him.

                                   2 Peter 3:13 NIV

 

My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.                                

                                   Psalm 31:15 KJV

 

For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

                                   Isaiah 54:10

 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

                                   Romans 8:28 NKJV

 

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

                                 Psalm 145:15

 

Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

                                John 4:13-15

 

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.

                                    John 4:35

 

    “Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
   Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
   Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
                              

                                    Matthew 6:9-13 ESV

 

These are spots in your love feasts, while they feast with you without fear, serving only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots;                               

                                   Jude 1:12 NKJV

 

They said to him, “He will put those wretches to a miserable death and let out the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.”

                                Matthew 21:41

 

 

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

                                  Psalm 16:7 NKJV

 

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

                                  Hebrews 12:11

 

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

                                  Matthew 28:18-20

 

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

                                  Mark 1:35

 

And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

                                 Exodus 18:26 KJV

 

Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

                                 Matthew 7:17 NIV

 

 

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Whether you’re looking for a new season to begin in your life, or encouragement to get through the one you’re in, I pray these Life-Changing Bible Verses about the Seasons have inspired your faith and have helped you see God’s hand in your life today!

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 A New Year’s Resolution for Christians 2 Corinthians 5:17

A New Year's Resolution for Christians 2 Corinthians 5:17

Resolutions can be hard to maintain. But 2 Corinthians 5:17 gives us A New Year’s Resolution for Christians that is super easy to keep all year long. Find out how in this short Bible Study.

 

New Year, New You

It’s time to turn the page and embrace a New Year and a New You.

For most of us, that means making new resolutions to accomplish the goals we’ve wished for and planned all year long.

Now that the Thanksgiving pie and Christmas cookies are gone, many of us will resolve to lose weight. We’ll spend lots of money on gym memberships or workout equipment in the hope of shedding those extra pounds and improving our health.

Some of us got caught up in the grind at work this past year, and now we want to improve our relationships with the people in our lives. So, we’ll resolve to carve out more time for those we love the most.

And maybe some of us will take up a new hobby or plan next summer’s vacation.

How to Set Christian Resolutions

But no matter what our New Year’s resolutions are, they all have something in common.

We want to do something new. We want to feel the excitement of the road less traveled and have a renewed hope for a brighter future to come.

These resolutions represent a transformation we want to take place in our lives.

 

What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:17?

But if we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, then an amazing transformation has already taken place.

Let’s read this scripture from 2 Corinthians 5:17 and discover the spiritual new year’s resolution that has already taken place in our lives once we are saved.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
                                                                                                  

                                                         2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

 

A New Creation

Because we are in Christ, He has made us new. He has cleansed us of our past transgressions, changed us from within, and transformed us into the very likeness of Himself.

The moment we gave our heart to Him this transformation happened.

We didn’t have to work hard for it, put the hours in at the gym, or spend lots of money to accomplish this goal.

Jesus did the work for us on the cross!

His death and resurrection turned us into a new creation the second we believed. And now we are restored to what God originally created us for, a loving relationship with Him.

Old Things Have Passed Away

With His work on the cross, Jesus gave us the gift of grace and the ability to let go of the past and move forward into the brighter future we’ve hoped for.

Because of the transformation that has taken place in our lives, we no longer have to right all of the wrongs we’ve done or think about the things we could have done in the past.

The slate has been wiped clean. The old things have passed away. They are completely gone, and we are forgiven.

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Behold All Things Have Become New

Now with the help of the Holy Spirit within us, we can see the world through spiritual eyes.

All things have become new. That includes us and the way we see the world.

Our relationship with worldly things has transformed just like we have. Instead of valuing what the world offers, things like money, status, or a perfect body, we value what God values.

And His ideas are a little different from our own.

God cares about people first. He wants to know what is in our hearts and all of the things that make us uniquely us. He wants to share a close bond with us and give us a strengthened faith for the future ahead.

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A Biblical New Year Resolution

The biblical resolution in 2 Corinthians 5:17 is not like the typical New Year’s resolutions we usually make. Instead of a handwritten list of goals we hope to accomplish next year, we have a renewed sense of what has already been done for us. And we can see it clearly in the nail-scarred hands of our Savior!

Where will the new year take us?

My prayer is, we’ll see through our spiritual eyes the future God has in store for us. That we’ll grow closer to Him than ever before. And remember all Jesus has done to make us a new creation in Him!

So, as you’re making your resolutions this year and striving to maintain them, I encourage you to think about the things you can do to improve your spiritual life, as well as those that will improve your personal life.

With that in mind, I’ll leave you with this Bible verse we all know so well and the one I will be thinking about as I write my spiritual New Year’s resolutions…

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
                                                                                            

                                                         Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

 

God has a plan for you in the new year! A wonderful plan to give you hope and peace. And most of all to have a loving relationship with you.

May the message of hope found in this scripture from Jeremiah 29 encourage your heart and strengthen your faith today!

 

Happy New Year and may God bless you!

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What is God’s indescribable gift?

The greatest Christ gift we have ever received is Jesus Himself! This Bible verse for Christmas from 2 Corinthians 9:15 tells of the indescribable gift and sacrifice of our Savior.

 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

                                         2 Corinthians 9:15 NKJV

The meaning of this scripture is clear, God gave us the gift of salvation through faith in His Son. And Jesus gave us the gift of His love on the cross.  It’s a gift we can never earn or reciprocate. But thank God we can have his unspeakable gift of grace!

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas let’s take a moment to reflect on 2 Corinthians Chapter nine and the meaning of God’s indescribable gift in our lives every day.

I truly hope it excites and inspires you for the celebration of the birth of Christ! Blessings, love, and peace to you during this glorious season!

Merry Christmas!

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3 Exciting Reasons to Celebrate Christmas -Luke 2:14

3 Exciting Reasons to Celebrate Christmas Luke 2:14

Why do we celebrate Christmas? In this devotional, we’ll read Luke 2:14 and unwrap 3 Exciting Reasons to Celebrate Christmas!

It’s Christmastime, and the excitement of the season is here!

The Christmas tree is decorated, the cookies are baking, and the stockings are hung by the fire. As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of year!

Like everyone, I’m excited to see family and friends and take a break from the ordinary day-to-day.

And this Bible Verse from Luke 2 gives us three wonderful reasons to be excited to celebrate Christmas this year…

 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

                                          Luke 2:13-14 NKJV

 

What does Luke 2:14 mean?

You can almost hear the excitement ringing out as the angels proclaimed… Glory to God in the highest!

But what were they so excited about?

The birth of baby Jesus! Of course!

How do Christians celebrate the joyous occasion of Christ’s birth? In this scripture, from Luke 2, the angels showed us three ways.

So, let’s worship our Savior and celebrate His birth by following their example together.

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Give Glory to God

The angels understood the birth of Jesus was God’s promise to give us the Messiah fulfilled. And they knew one day this tiny baby would die on a cross to save us from our sins.

Praising and glorifying God was a natural extension of recognizing His amazing gift to mankind.

The day we understand Jesus died for us personally and decide to accept Him as our Savior is cause for a huge celebration!

And the Bible tells us the angels are in heaven celebrating the victory of Jesus every time someone is saved.

Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

                                              Luke 15:10

As Christians, December 25th is the day we celebrate this change in our lives. It’s more than a tradition and it’s bigger than the holiday season.

Instead, it’s about remembering what Jesus did for us when He came to earth that day. And giving Glory to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

Because as the popular Christmas quote goes… Jesus is the reason for the season!

Together, let’s give glory to God and worship Him just like the angels.

 

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Have Peace on Earth

The angels celebrated the gift of Jesus knowing with Him we have peace on earth from the Prince of Peace Himself.

In the Bible Verse from Isaiah 9, we learn this wonderful name of Jesus…

And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.

                                              Isaiah 9:6-7

The baby born to save us is a prince unlike any other. Jesus is the Prince of Peace sent to give us peace on earth.

The Christmas season is busy and a little hectic. There’s so much to do in a short amount of time. And peace may be the last thing on our shopping list.

But Jesus gives us peace. Real peace that stays with us year-round. He alone is our source of peace. And the One we can turn to when life seems anything but peaceful.

In Him, we have true and lasting peace.

And the Peace of Christ is a gift for us to share during this holiday season.

So, let’s have peace in our hearts and pass it around along with that cute Christmas cookie platter we all adore.

 

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Show Goodwill to Men

And lastly, the angels knew God’s goodwill would be received by those of us who believe in His Son.

Jesus is the gateway to the Father. And He opened the gate to eternal life when He was born here on earth.

Jesus is the Way, the Only Way to heaven. Through faith in Him, we receive the goodwill of God, the free gift of grace, and eternity with Him in heaven.

Here’s how Jesus described it…

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

                                                    John 14:6

The angels sang the praise of Jesus, the Way to everlasting life because they knew the enormity of this great gift.

This truth is the reason we celebrate the birth of Christ each December. Without the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, we wouldn’t have a Way to eternal life.

And it all started with the first breath of baby Jesus.

So, let’s show God’s goodwill to men by sharing our faith in God’s Son this Christmas.

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The Real Reason We Celebrate Christmas

The love of God for mankind and the love of Jesus to sacrifice Himself is the real reason we celebrate Christmas. The gift of saving grace they give to us is the greatest we’ll ever receive.

How many people are there in our lives who need to unwrap this gift?

While you’re wrapping those Christmas presents, I encourage you to think of those on your list. And to reflect with me on the angel’s joy and excitement over our greatest gift, Jesus.

And I pray these 3 Exciting Reasons to Celebrate Christmas inspire you to share your faith this holiday season.

May the excitement of the season fill your heart this Christmas and always!

Merry Christmas!

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Bible Verses about Winter that will Set your Soul on Fire!

Bible Verses about Winter that will Set your Soul on Fire

What does the Bible say about Winter?

 

Winter is a God given time of rest. A chance to hit pause and reflect on what He is doing in our lives. Because no matter what the season is, God still has a lot to say to us. In these Bible Verses about Winter that will Set Your Soul on Fire, we can read what the Ancient of Days is up to while the weather outside is a mix of rain, ice, and snow. Together, let’s allow His Word to warm our hearts and light ablaze within us.

Beautiful Winter Scriptures

 

Even the coldest Winter Bible verses are a beautiful reminder of God’s grace in our lives. His hand set the borders of the earth in their place and created a seasonal winter wonderland for our benefit. Giving us confidence that God is in control no matter what season of our lives we’re in.

You have set all the borders of the earth;
You have made summer and winter.

                                  Psalm 74:17 NKJV

 

For behold, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone.
                                       

                                 Song of Solomon 2:11

 

Out of the south comes the storm,
And out of the north the cold.
From the breath of God ice is made,
And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

                                 Job 37:9-10

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While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

                                Genesis 8:22 KJV

 

It will be a unique day—a day known only to the Lord—with no distinction between day and night. When evening comes, there will be light.

On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem, half of it east to the Dead Sea and half of it west to the Mediterranean Sea, in summer and in winter.

                                 Zechariah 14:7-8 NIV

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Bible Verses about Winter or Snow

Winter is a time to recognize God’s hand in our lives. Just as each snowflake is a unique creation, God made us a unique creation, created in Christ Jesus, for His glory. These snow Bible verses show us a glimpse of God’s glory and the salvation we have in Jesus.

For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’
He seals the hand of every man,
That all men may know His work.

                                  Job 37:6-7

 

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
And do not return there,
But water the earth,
And make it bring forth and bud,
That it may give seed to the sower
And bread to the eater,
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.                              

                                   Isaiah 55:10-11

 

He spreads the snow like wool
and scatters the frost like ashes.
 He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can withstand his icy blast?
He sends his word and melts them;
he stirs up his breezes, and the waters flow.

                                 Psalm 147:16-18

 

Praise the Lord from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

                                Psalm 148:7-8

 

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are as scarlet,
They will be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They will be like wool.

                                Isaiah 1:18

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She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

                               Proverbs 31:21

 

“I watched till thrones were put in place,
And the Ancient of Days was seated;
His garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
Its wheels a burning fire;

                                 Daniel 7:9

 

and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; 

                                 Revelation 1:13-14

 

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

                                 Matthew 28:2-6

 

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These are just a few of the many encouraging Bible Verses about Winter that will set your soul on fire! I pray you will seek out more of them and most of all be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2) during this brief pause in nature.

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Festive Bible Verses for Christmas

Festive Bible Verses for Christmas

Are you wondering… What is a good Bible Verse for Christmas? These Festive Bible Verses for Christmas are the perfect way to remember Jesus is the reason for the season!

And I’m so excited for the holiday season ahead! Because the countdown to Christmas is on! And the excitement of the season is just getting started!

This past weekend my family got our festive on!

We put the Christmas tree up and decorated it with happy wishes for a bright and light holiday. There are even a couple of presents wrapped in festive red and green underneath it already.

The nativity has been lovingly arranged in its place of honor, our buffet table.

The ceramic snowmen from my childhood have found their way to the side tabletops.

The candy canes and chocolate fudge are waiting to be gobbled up.

And Christmas cards are calling my name.

Yes, we are ready and well prepared for the festivities.

But before it all begins, let’s reflect on the most essential part of Christmas…

The Messiah, the Chosen One, the Savior of our souls, Jesus.

In this short devotional, we’ll read some Festive Bible Verses for Christmas. Each one fills my heart with the true meaning of the season, and I pray they will do the same for you.

Plus, they make a beautiful addition for cards. Just choose your favorite Bible Verse for Christmas cards and include their inspiring message along with your heartfelt greetings.

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The Christmas Story in the Bible

The birth of Jesus in the Bible is the greatest story ever told! And each year we celebrate this joyous event.

The cute ceramic nativity we set out on our tables represents that story. The story that changed history forever!

The shepherds who came to worship. The wise men who came bearing gifts. The angel announcing the birth of the Savior. The holy family, Mary and Joseph. And most importantly, the Messiah Himself, the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling clothes and sleeping in the hay.

They all remind us of the Christmas story and the importance it has in our lives every day of the year.

So, let’s read these Christmas story Bible verses and answer the question… What verse is the Christmas story in the Bible?

 

 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

                                                     Matthew 1:18

 

But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 

                                                    Matthew 1:20 NKJV

 

She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.

                                                Matthew 1:21 NIV

 

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

                                                   Luke 2:7 KJV

 

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

                                                   Luke 2:11

 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!

                                                 Luke 2:13-14

 

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

                                                Luke 2:15-16 NIV

 

 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

                                                Matthew 2:9-10 KJV

 

And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him.

                                                Luke 2:33 NKJV

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Old Testament Bible Verses about Jesus’ Birth

These encouraging Christmas scriptures are awe-inspiring!

So many years before Christ would come, God gave us a promise of a Savior. To see that promise in black and white should bring tears to our eyes and thankfulness to our hearts every time we read them. Because without this amazing promise, there wouldn’t be a reason to celebrate this glorious season.

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
From everlasting.

                                                   Micah 5:2

 

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

                                             Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

 

Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

                                             Isaiah 9:7 NKJV

 

Therefore God, Your God has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

                                              Psalm 45:7

 

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

                                             Zechariah 9:9

 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

                                             Isaiah 7:14

 

 

Bible Verses about the Meaning of Christmas

The most precious promise made to us in the Old Testament became the most wonderful Christmas gift we will ever receive. This precious gift came silently on a dark night, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

What an amazing gift to see the Old Testament promise of the Messiah fulfilled in these scriptures!

Not because He said He would come, but because He came to save us and give us a new life in Him.

This is the true meaning of Christmas. Praise Jesus, the greatest Christmas present on our wish list!

 

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

                                                    2 Corinthians 9:15

 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

                                                    John 3:16 KJV

 

Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

                                                     Acts 5:31

 

Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.

                                                   Luke 15:10

 

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

                                               John 14:6

 

For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

                                               Luke 19:10

 

For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form.

                                             Colossians 2:9

 

Did you find some Christmas verses that inspired you for the coming holiday season?

I’m praying the very best Merry Christmas wishes to you and yours this holiday season! And I hope one of these Festive Bible Verses for Christmas showed you the true meaning of Christmas and this joyous holiday!

Please let me know which scripture is your favorite in the comments. I’d love to read your thoughts and stories about what Christmas means to you. And I promise I’ll answer back.

Until next time, Merry Christmas! And let the festivities begin!

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By |2021-09-25T14:26:42-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Bible Verses, Christmas, Winter|3 Comments

Benefits of Winter – Psalm 74:17

Benefits of Winter Psalm 74:17 devotional

Why did God create Winter?

In this Psalm 74:17 devotional, we’ll answer this question and discover the Benefits of Winter, our God-given time of rest.

The dark days of winter are here. The beauty of the fall leaves is over, and the barren trees are all that is left behind.

I’ve been watching the coverage of the snowstorms on the news and my heart goes out to everyone who is struggling through yet another winter storm.

Although we haven’t had the extreme weather here in Arkansas others are experiencing, I know how difficult it can be.

Some of the hard ice storms we’ve endured in the past are still fresh in my memory.

A few years ago, my mom was fighting cancer and we had to get her to St. Louis for an important treatment.

But the problem was we were in the middle of one of the worst ice storms in recent history. My dad, brother, and I spent most of the day shoveling snow, putting towels and kitty litter under the tires trying desperately to get the car uncovered and unstuck so we could leave before the next wave of snow came down. It was exhausting!

During these times it’s easy to forget the reason why God made winter.

When we’re shoveling snow, driving to work on sheets of ice, or battling a cold or the flu, the benefits of winter can get lost in the struggle just to get through it.

But God did create this season and He had a reason for it.

What is the biblical meaning of Winter?

Let’s read this Bible verse from Psalm 74 and find the biblical meaning of this glorious winter season!

You have set all the borders of the earth;

You have made summer and winter.

                                         Psalm 74:17 NKJV

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In the beginning, God established the borders and limits of nature for our benefit. He made a beautiful creation for us to live on when He created the earth.

And it is not a coincidence that He created the four seasons. Because each season has a purpose in maintaining our environment. And winter is an important part of God’s plan to preserve the earth for our use.

This verse from Psalm 74, describes this plan perfectly and shows us God’s sovereignty over all of creation.

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Benefits of Winter for Nature

 

Even though we may not see it while we’re shoving snow from the sidewalk or scraping ice off of our windshield, God’s blessings pour down on us during this critical time in nature.

And each of the things listed in this Bible verse from Isaiah 55, bless us in ways we can only see once winter has ended.

 

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,

And do not return there,

But water the earth,

And make it bring forth and bud,

That it may give seed to the sower

And bread to the eater.

                                          Isaiah 55:10 NKJV

 

Just as our bodies need rest, so does the earth.

God, in His infinite wisdom, has given us and all of nature this time to rest and prepare for the coming spring.

The falling snow replenishes our water supply and keeps the trees alive during this dormant time. The frost protects the soil and keeps the seeds preserved for springtime planting.

Some of the animals are hibernating, while others have migrated to warmer climates. Giving them a time to rest and recuperate from the long summer months.

In truth, I’m hibernating a little bit this year too. I’m recovering from an injury and falling on the slippery ice is not my idea of a good time. So, I’ll use this cold snap to rest my body and refresh my spirit as I look forward to the coming spring.

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Spiritual Benefits of Cold Weather

This scripture from Isaiah 55 also has a bigger meaning we should address. Following these words about the Winter season the prophet wrote this…

It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.

                                    Isaiah 55:11 NLT

 

Just as the barren trees will once again produce fruit, the Word of God will prosper and never return void.

As we look at the benefits of winter, this is an important lesson for us.

Because the spiritual benefits of cold weather far outweigh anything going on in nature.

Building upon our faith by reading the Bible and praying should always be our priority. And winter, our God-given time of rest, is the perfect time to reconnect with God’s Word and store it in our hearts!

So, I plan to spend a great deal of my time this Winter reading the Bible and preparing my heart for the spiritual springtime ahead. My hope and prayer are that you will do the same.

May you be blessed by the truth of God’s Word and see the Benefits of Winter in your life today!

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