7/27/15: Got Life?

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There’s a difference between getting a gift from China and getting a gift of china. A gift from China could be anything, but a gift of china is something specific, namely the precious and costly plates, saucers, bowls, and cups out of which we eat but which are usually reserved for special occasions and honored guests.

In the same way, there’s a difference between a gift from God and the gift of God. A gift from God could be anything (and any gift from God is good, see James 1:17); but the gift of God is something specific, namely God Himself. God further defines this gift, calling it “salvation.” Ephsians 2:8 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (NKJ). You see, salvation is the gift of God. When we “get saved” we get God and when we get God, we get life – abundant now and eternal – and that life is in God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

“And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son” I John 5:11 (NKJ). Got life?

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~ by sanewriter on July 27, 2015.

One Response to “7/27/15: Got Life?”

  1. Not only can we live because of Jesus, we can have a wonderful life; and a life of abundance.

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