8 Good Bible Verses To Use On A Birthday Card or Note

by Jack Wellman · Print Print · Email Email

Here are 8 Bible verses that I believe would be great to use on a Birthday card or a note.  Which ones might you suggest?

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.”

These verses are simply astounding.  I have heard some people say that they were “accidents” but God has no accidents.  You were formed by God Himself, intentionally and with great purpose.  The Hebrew word for “formed” is “cakak” and means “fence about, shut in.” The language is that of a weaver of fabric as being woven or stitched together with great intricacy and finite detail and in the “depths of the earth” mean in the secret or lowest parts of the human anatomy where no eye can see.  Your frame was not hidden from God as it was from human eyes as God was “intricately” weaving your life together in a fearfully (or amazingly) way.  Even more incredibly God says through the psalmist “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” (Psalm 139:16).  The “unformed substance” is Hebrew (“golem”) for “embryo or fetus” and even before birth, every one of your days was written or recorded in God’s book.

8 Good Bible Verses To Use On A Birthday Card or Note

Psalm 22:10 “On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.”

The psalmist says here that we were cast, literally, on God from birth and even in our mother’s womb, He was our God.  Ephesians chapter one shows us the same things as Paul writes “he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight” (Eph 1:4).  This declares the naming and giving of personality to us even before birth and shows that God sees things that are not yet as though they already exist.  This is the context of Paul’s writing in Romans 4:17 when he was writing about Abraham “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.”  God can do this because He is God and has effectual power to bring about what He purposes and nothing or no one can prevail against what He intends to do, even if it does not yet exist.

1 Corinthians 11:12 “for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.”

You were a gift from God as that is what God calls children (Psalm 127:3) and what a great and precious gift they are.  If you are now a parent then you should consider your children as gifts from God as He declares through Isaiah (66:9) “Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause to bring forth?” says the LORD; “shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?” says your God.”  God opens the womb and He can close the womb, whichever His will is.  The fact that you are even reading this reveals that it was God’s will that you be born and that He willed for your mother’s womb to be opened up so that you could be born and be alive today. For you and for me, truly “This is the day that the Lord has made” and so we should “rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).

Psalm 148:5 “Let them praise the name of the Lord! For he commanded and they were created.”

Let me say upfront that I know this verse is not about a human birth but the same thing still applies.  God commanded that you were created and the day of your birth was established in the heavens before the earth even existed (Eph 1) and so we owe God our praise and our thanksgiving.  Yes, this Bible verse is about the creation like the stars, the sun, and the moon, but were we not also part of His creation?  Indeed, we were!

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.”

This Bible verse shows that we are God’s workmanship and He created us for good works and these good works were prepared long ago, before we were even created.  That is too hard for my mind to wrap around but these things were appointed for us to walk in them (do them) before the earth existed, meaning before we were even created. Imagine this fact; you were God’s workmanship and God never makes a mistake.

James 1:18 “Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.”

Here is more biblical evidence that we were chosen and brought forth by God alone and this new birth was caused “by the word of truth” or the Scriptures.  Jesus said that we must be born again to enter the kingdom (John 3:3, 7) and this is our second birth and one that brings eternal life (John 3:16). This is what Paul meant when he wrote that “faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ” (Rom 10:17) or the “word of truth.”

Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Yes, I understand that this was written specifically to Jeremiah the prophet but God also did the same for us; He knew us before we were formed in the womb.  He has called us for a great purpose.  He has appointed us to do good works before we even existed (Eph 2:10) and He was the One Who formed you in the womb (Psalm 139:13-15).  Imagine that God had even called you by name before you were even conceived.

Isaiah 49:5 “And now the LORD says– he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the LORD and my God has been my strength.

Here is more evidence that God is the Author of Life (Acts 3:15) and He was the One Who formed us in the womb and as Isaiah writes “Before I was born the LORD called me; from my mother’s womb he has spoken my name” (Isaiah 49:1). The word church is from the Greek for “called out ones” which is what Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”

Conclusion

I hope these Bible verses show just how precious life is.  God is the giver of life and also the imparter of eternal life and that second birth I wrote about earlier assures that those who repent and trust in Christ shall never die again or as Jesus says “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25).

More for a birthday here: 6 Great Birthday Prayers

Resource – Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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