Daily Devotional Bible Verses

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:8-11 NASB)

At some point in life everyone has received that horrible gift that defies logic. Perhaps you have given such a gift to someone? But the question is: Why give a gift that is meaningless? Maybe it’s because we don’t really know the person very well, or maybe it’s just that we are giving the gift as an obligation? But true giving is more about the person and how much we care for them. And when we truly love someone, we will give gifts according to their desires and needs.

Unlike humanity, God knows the deepest desires and needs of every human being. Therefore, He only gives gifts to His children that are a perfect fit for their needs and desires. He is able to do this because He intimately understands the true need of the human heart.

That is why He gave The Perfect Gift, His Son Jesus Christ! The gift was all about the true needs of the recipient. And according to the need of His children, God gave a gift that would last forever.

So, during this holiday season seek to understand the true needs of the other person, and according to that need, give a perfect gift that will last!


Guest Devotion by Randy Huntley. Randy is a Deacon, Life Group Director and Life Group leader at FBC of Indian Trail, NC. He has been involved in ministry for 20 years and is currently a student at Liberty University as he prepares to plant a church on the West coast. Learn how you can become a guest writer.