Top 7 Bible Verses For a Birthday Card

Top 7 Bible Verses For a Birthday Card September 28, 2014

Here are 7 of my favorite Bible verses that you could use for a birthday card.

God Sings Over You

Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Your parents weren’t the only One signing over you with gladness when you were born but so was God.  Can you imagine the God of the universe singing over you, not with a quiet, still voice but “with loud singing?”  Yes, God rejoices over you with gladness and is “in your midst” and “he will quiet you by his love.”  You are precious to God and your birth was no mistake.

Your Birth was Appointed by God

Psalm 139:16 “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”

God saw you before you were even born.  How is this possible?  Because “he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will” (Eph 1:4-5).  Yes, God had your days recorded in the book, “ever one of them” even before you were born.  God sees things that are not yet as though they already exist and you existed in His mind before earth was even created!

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Your Mother’s Joy

John 16:21 “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”

I had the great privilege of being present when all of my children were born and I cried every time.  My wife endured a lot of pain and agony but once the baby came, we both rejoiced and she forgot all of the pain she endured during the birth process.  Once you were born, “she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”  Your birth brought joy to her and to your father too and most certainly to God.

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Wonderfully and Fearfully Made

Psalm 139:13-15 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.”

You were secretly knitted together by God in your mother’s womb. He knew what He was doing too.  The way a human life is formed is too incredible to describe but even in your mother’s womb, you were “not hidden from” God’s eyes.  He made you in the secret, inner most parts of your mother.

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God Planned you for a Purpose

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”

God is sovereign over all that happens and that includes your birth.  I understand that Jeremiah 29:11 wasn’t written specifically to you but can it not be said of you that God has plans for you too? He declares a hope and a future for you.  You were not a random accident but of His providential will and you were born for a specific purpose.

The Potter and the Clay

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”

You birth was planned from before time began (Eph 1).  Your birth and life were appointed “for good works, which God prepared beforehand” for you to “walk in them.”  No doubt, these works will be for the glory of God.  Before you were even born, God prepared ahead of time good works for you to do for his glory.  Now, find that purpose and fulfill it for His glory.

With Joy and Gladness

Luke 1:14 “And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.”

This was the birth announcement give to Zachariah about his wife Elizabeth that they would give birth to a son named John who would later be called John the Baptist.  Jesus said of John, “I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” Now your parents probably thought the same thing and when you were born or when they heard of your coming birth, like Zachariah and Elizabeth, they were filled with “joy and gladness” and “many [did] rejoice at [your] birth.”  You are a gift of God to your parents as it says “children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward” (Psalm 127:3).

Conclusion

Every Christian has two birthdays…one of their natural birth and the other on the day that they were born again because “unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).  If you are born again then you’ll die only once but if you’re born only once, then you’ll die twice.  One will be a natural death and then the second death (Rev 21:8) will be in the lake of fire (Rev 20:11-15).  I plead with you, if you are not born again, to repent today and place your trust in the Savior.  Confess your sins and ask for forgiveness and He will take ever sin away (1 John 1:9) and then God will see you just as He sees His own Son, Jesus Christ (2 Cor 5:21).

Another Reading on Patheos to Check Out: What Did Jesus Really Look Like: A Look at the Bible Facts

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book  Blind Chance or Intelligent Design available on Amazon


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  • Rust Cohle

    Sorry you didn’t make it to “One!”

    Psalm 137:9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

  • baaron31

    Or maybe a birthday wish such as this one 😉
    If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, 28 then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. 29 You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.”(Leviticus 26:27-30)

  • SJ

    Nice thread Jack…Spiritual birth is the most important of all human rights.

    But there is even more struggle with it than natural birth.

    Thanks for being a protector of human rights.

  • SJ

    I know exactly what you mean. The Internet is like the Wild West and anything goes on on here.

    I used to do apologetics and evangelism alot online but am considering going into missionary work…if the mission ever gets back to me….their admin is slow.

    I really need to figure out what Hebrew program to do in the meantime but I like talking too much.

  • Brent Baccala

    “For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.”

    – Proverbs 9:11

    • Jack Wellman

      Very good add my friend. I missed that one. Thank you sir.

    • Thanks for this one! I really like these! Maybe you inspire me to update my collection too 🙂

  • SJ

    Jesus Christ revealed what a beautiful life looked like then he made a way for us to get it.

    He Didn’t Just Carry The Cross
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I88C5xWzszY

  • pud

    Here are my top verses…maybe you know them? They’re right in there in your book where you seem to only find the sappy nonsensical feel good ones…

    If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, “You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord.” When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through. (Zechariah 13:3

    “Go up, my warriors, against the land of Merathaim and against the people of Pekod. Yes, march against Babylon, the land of rebels, a land that I will judge! Pursue, kill, and completely destroy them, as I have commanded you,” says the LORD. “Let the battle cry be heard in the land, a shout of great destruction”. (Jeremiah 50:21-22

    Their roots are dried up; they will bear no more fruit. And if they give birth, I will slaughter their beloved children.” (Hosea 9:11-16

    “When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished. If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.” Exodus 21:20-21

    Praise the lord!

    • Jack Wellman

      We have a cherry orchard nearby….I believe you’d be great a cherry picking, evidenced by your comments.

  • Greg McCann

    “The sun is the same in a relative way but you’re older, shorter of breath and one [year] closer to death.” Happy Birthday! Oh, wait — that’s Pink Floyd. But it is a good paraphrase of several Bible verses:

    “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” James 4:14

    “As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” Psalm 103:15-16

    “Man who is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; he flees like a shadow and does not continue.” Job 14:2

    “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” 1 Peter 1:24-25

    And, like, the whole book of Ecclesiastes.

  • James Ross

    THE WORDS OF TRUTH STATS THOU SHALT NOT LIE,NOR STEAL,AND 8 OTHER, BUT THESE PEOPLE HAVE STOLE OTHER PEOPLE LIFE ,NAME,COUNTRY TONGUE, NOW FOR THAT THOSE PEOPLE WHO STOLE THIS WILL RECIEVE THE PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO SUPPOSE TO HAVE STOLING THE NAME FROM THOSE PEOPLE FIRST JEWISH IS NOWHERE IN THE BOOK OF TRUTH, HEBREWS ONLY WHO CHANGE THE NAME CAUSE JEWISH IS NOT HEBREW JUST BECSUSE THEY STOLE THE SPEECH,AND LAND DON’T MEAN THEY HEBREWS , MY STUDY STATS YAQOUB,YACOB ,YAAQOB ALL HEBREWS NOT JEWISH, GET READY FOR JUDGEMENT, JEWISH PEOPLE, THOU SHALT NOT STEAL, LIE,ECT.. FROM YAAQOB BEN YUDAH BEN YISRAEL…HEBREW OF HEBREW..