The Gift of God

Reminder:  When it comes to Getting to know Jesus, it is better to think of “faith” or “belief” in terms of “trust” and “reliance” rather than in the modern (merely conceptual) sense of “intellectual assent” or “dogmatic stipulation.” As such, when you read “believe”, see if “trust in” or “rely on” might make more sense.

And behold, it was very good!“Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.  In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures” (James 1:17-18).

“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.”  Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?”  Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.”  So they said to him, “What sign are you going to give us then, so that we may see it and believe you? What work are you performing?  Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, “He gave them bread from I Am the Bread of Life!heaven to eat.’ ”  Then Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”  They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”  Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.  But I said to you that you have seen me and yet do not believe (John 6:28-36).

The Gift of God


“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

“Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone?  Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake?  If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:7-11).

“All things work together for good to them that love the Lord, to them that are the called, according to his purpose” (Romans8:28).

“I know that good . . . is always coming; though few have at all times the simplicity and the courage to believe it.  What we call evil, is the only and best shape, which, for the person and his condition at the time, could be assumed by the best good.”  ~ Phantastes, by George MacDonald

–> Living by Faith

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2 Responses to The Gift of God

  1. Dave Deming says:

    Man, your writing is “da bomb.” Wayne, Dude, this post is fantastic. I know, I know that most of it is quotes strung together, but this is some Powerful stuff, Pilgrim!

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