Thursday, March 26, 2009

ABC's of the Word - G

God Gives

And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.

1John 5:13

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16

It's funny I was actually going to look for a verse on guidance, because I am seeking guidance in an area regarding how my daughter will spend the summer. Then I was caught by the first verse and read it over a few times and the God has given, really caught me. It made me think of how many times in the scriptures that we are told that God gives. Then I really thought about John 3:16, how many times have we heard that verse most of us can recite it from memory. Most children it's one of the first memory verses they learn. But there it is again He gave.
I'm not sure about the people you come in contact with, but I am daily surrounded by people who do not know Jesus. I meet people regularly who are trying to earn their way to heaven, trying to be a good person, yet never acknowledging that God did not say in either verse I will let you have eternal life if you do this, this, and this.
God gave the world His son, we did not barter for Jesus. In fact there is nothing we could give or do that would impress God. We are covered in the filthy rags of our sin, until we except God's most loving and sacrificial gift of His Son Jesus. Then and only then will we know real life.
In Him,
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Yolanda said...

Isn't this a great way to look at many different verses and see how they touch us, for this specific moment?

Blessings Carol!!!


Judith said...

thank you for your insights this morning - a lovely way for me to start the day. One song kept coming to my mind as I read your post and its says He giveth, and giveth, and giveth again.


Pamela (His maidservant) said...

He is the greatest giver isn't He?

Great post! Thanks!

In His Graces~Pamela

sailorcross said...

I am up early catching up with the ABC's, and this is a wonderful, uplifting way to start my day!

There is nothing that any of us can do to "earn" our way into Heaven. So many make the gospel so much more complicated than it really is.

Thanks for starting my day on a positive note!