The Gifts of God
This morning God brought the following verse to my mind; after meditating on it for a while, I started looking up other verses that mention God’s gifts to us. I had such a good time doing so I decided it would make a good devotional to send out.
Here is the verse that got me started:
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)
Here are some of the verses that God led me to while I was thinking about all the gifts of God; just spend some time meditating on these and any others that come to your mind. Extra credit: why not commit your favorite to memory?
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“Peter said to them, ‘Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’” (Acts 2:38)
“For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:17)
This last verse was especially meaningful to me this morning—that God has given me the “free gift of righteousness.” Remember, the gifts of God are not a reward for righteousness. The gift of God IS righteousness!