As I contemplate my own shopping list for this year’s Christmas gifts; I
wanted to see what God’s Word said about gifts, and after I found out what
He said, I wanted to share the gift of His Word with you!
Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse]. James 1:17
And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:13
Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him! Matthew 7:11
As each of you has received a gift (a particular spiritual talent, a gracious divine endowment), employ it for one another as [befits] good trustees of God’s many-sided grace [faithful stewards of the extremely diverse powers and gifts granted to Christians by unmerited favor]. 1 Peter 4:10
Sow for yourselves according to righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); reap according to mercy and loving-kindness. Break up your uncultivated ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, to inquire for and of Him,and to require His favor, till He comes and teaches you righteousness andrains His righteous gift of salvation upon you. Hosea 10:12
For since He Whom God has sent speaks the words of God [proclaims God’s own message], God does not give Him His Spirit sparingly or by measure, butboundless is the gift God makes of His Spirit! John 3:34
And Peter answered them, Repent (change your views and purpose to accept the will of God in your inner selves instead of rejecting it) and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of andrelease from your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38
I pray, that your gifts from God lead many to the free gift of salvation through your witness in the Name of Christ Jesus. God bless you.
Written by Jamie Shaver