Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Gift of God

Someone once wrote in a comment to justify her tithing, that it is the least she can do for what Christ did for her.  Holy Spirit immediately brought to my mind that what Christ did for us, is impossible for us to pay Him back and that His gift of salvation is a FREE gift!  God bought us back from slavery to sin, not with silver or gold, definitely not with money, but at a high price, the precious Blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son.  We cannot pay anything for our salvation.  We are saved not by our works, but by the Blood of Christ, a free gift.

How do we obtain that free gift of salvation?  We have to receive it by faith!  That's it!  We are saved by grace through faith.

For thus says the LORD:  "You have sold yourselves for nothing, And you shall be redeemed without money."
•~Isaiah 52:3

For you were bought at a price;  therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
•~I Corinthians 6:20

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
•~Ephesians 1:7

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves;  it is the gift of God,
not of works, lest anyone should boast.
•~Ephesians 2:8-9 

"He who believes in the Son has everlasting life;  and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him."
•~John 3:36

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