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Think about it: Everybody celebrates the day they were born a sinner, but God celebrates the day you were "born-againer."

WHICH B-DAY DO YOU CELEBRATE?

birthday, sinner, born again, Herod, Pharaoh, John the Baptist, Joesph,  Think about it: Everybody celebrates the day they were born a sinner, but God celebrates the day you were “born-againer.”  As a matter of fact, the scripture states we were all shapen in iniquity; and in sin did our mothers conceive us, (Psalm 51:5) Therefore we didn’t have a chance of being born anything but a sinner and separated from God - the first time.  And if you check out those who celebrated their natural birthdays in the Bible, you probably wouldn’t have wanted to attend the party.

For example, the festive  pharaoh Joseph worked for had a reputation for dismissing an employee by head extraction on his birthday; and Herod the king, who, while merrymaking on the anniversary of his orbit around the sun, beheaded John the Baptist after propositioning his step-daughter.  Another incident was Job’s first batch of children who were regular birthday attendees.  Their dad evidently didn’t participate in such, and one day the roof caved in as they partied hardy, and were snuffed out like candles.  (You can find the details in Job chapter one.)  I imagine his second batch of kids were a little more cautious about what they celebrated. 

Well, you can celebrate whichever birthday you will - your natural birthday or your spiritual birthday - but why do most Christians celebrate the day they were born a sinner, and not the day they were born-againer?  At least, the day you were born again ought to be a day you remember personally: the day you became a son of God and were baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.  The scripture says “there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth;” (Luke 15:10).  And your spiritual birthday is the day when the Lord became your heavenly Father forever.  Remember, “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

And also, remember… God loves you.  Read your Bible.

 

Maranatha


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen