Verse of the Day 12-24-21

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14

Today’s passage is well known today as the “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”, which comes from the first words of today’s passage in the Latin Vulgate (the Latin Bible). When we give “glory to God” we are not giving him something he lacks, but rather it is a confession of the wondrous glory he forever possesses. The peace that this passage talks about is not the Pax Romana (the “universal peace” of the Roman Empire) but it is peace with God through faith in Jesus Christ. And the people whom God favors are those who have found God’s undeserved favor, or grace, through Christ.

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