“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

James 1:17


Many of the gifts that God gives will last for a relatively short period of time; others will last for our lifetime; whereas others will last for eternity. Be reminded that every gift from God will last for as long as it is needed. Those that last for a short period are only needed for that time. Those that last for a lifetime will not be needed beyond that. Then there are the gifts which will last for eternity.

When God gave us this gift of His son, it was given with the understanding that He loved us more than words could describe, and because He wanted us to understand what it means to have the proper motivation in Him.

God’s motivation of giving us His Son was out of pure love, pure love for you and I, and we would do best to remember that in everything that we say, everything we do, even whatever we eat and drink ought to be done to glorify God. This is the true practice of obedience to God.

We needed a Savior because we were so filthy and full of sin, and God saw that. Yet, the Chris- tian body pays the Lord back by getting saved, and then continuing to snub our noses up at people because we have been angered, or talking bad about others (even pastors) because everything does not go their way.

It is this very act that is tearing churches apart today, and it is time we stand up, and recognize that this can no longer go on. If we allow it to go on, we are guilty of being two-faced, plain and simple. God sent His Son as a perfect gift so that we would not have to live in destruction amongst ourselves and we ought to live like it.

God’s gift does not grow old, it does not wear out, God’s gift does not go out of fashion, and it is eternal life. I know that God is good and whatever He does is perfect. Never doubt God’s good- ness. Even when our trials seem beyond our understanding, we can trust God to give us perfect gifts.

Share with others this eternal and perfect gift of God you have received from Him, don’t throw it away and don’t keep it to yourself. The gift of Salvation is for ALL.


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