God’s gifts cover a very broad range of blessing. We thank Him for the food we eat, the clothes on our backs, and the roofs over our heads. But if these temporal blessings were all that we received, there would be no enjoying them. They would be thoroughly overshadowed by a soul-withering sense of endless darkness to follow. The verses below, however, remind us of His unspeakable gift—that GIFT that eclipses all others and casts the bright rays of eternal redemption over them all.
Paul often writes of the gift of God. “Much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many” (Romans 5:15). “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift ” (II Corinthians 9:15). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8). Paul also wrote, “I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power” (Ephesians 3:7). “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ” (Ephesians 4:7). James wrote, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17).
GOLDEN THOUGHT : Every good gift is from above.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (March 23 reading).]