Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:9-11)
Notice the exclamation point at the end of the above verse. Let’s say it again: God gives good gifts to those who ask Him! Don’t ever forget that awesome truth.
After reading that verse over and over, I decided to check out what else the Bible has to say about God’s good gifts. Pray through the verses below and let God’s good tidings of great joy fill your heart.
Gift of eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:23)
Know the Gift of God. If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water. (John 4:10)
Gift of the Holy Spirit. 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)
God’s Gifts Can’t Be Bought. May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! (Acts 8:21)
Don’t Bother Keeping the Receipt. God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29)
Overflowing Grace. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many! (Romans 5:15)
Different Gifts for Different Folks. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. (Romans 12:6)
Different Gifts But the Same Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:4)
God Gives Everything We Need. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. (1 Corinthians 1:7)
Build Up the Church. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church. (1 Corinthians 14:12)
Serve Others. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
The Gift Ain’t From Us. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)
Use Your Gift. Do not neglect your gift. (1 Timothy 4:14)
Every Good and Perfect Gift. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)
Accept God’s Gift. Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. (Revelation 22:17)
How should we respond? Here’s one final verse …
THANKS BE TO GOD
FOR HIS INDESCRIBABLE GIFT!
(2 Corinthians 9:15)
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