God Gave So We Could Get

There is virtually no end to what one could potentially write about when attempting to list all, which God has provided to us. Even if a person attempted to amass a most comprehensive list, it would still come up short. For each new day brings forth from God, new areas of provision, wisdom, insights and blessings.

But if we had to narrow it down to the three most paramount gifts we’ve been given from God, the list most certainly would come down to:

His Word:

Romans 15:4             “Such things were written in the scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”

2 Timothy 3:16,17    “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach is what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”

His Son:

John 3:13-17             “No one has ever gone to heaven and returned. But the Son of Man has come down from heaven. And as Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him will have eternal life. For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.”

The Holy Spirit: 

John 15:26     “But I will send you the Advocate – the spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify about me.”

Romans 8:9    “You, however, are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God lives in you.”[1]

1 Cor. 6:19     “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?”

God in his most gracious mercy gave us His Word, His Son and the Holy Spirit, that we would receive and embrace each of them. And in in His giving, we might ask ourselves:

Have I fully received and embraced His Word, His Son and the Holy Spirit?

Have I got, that which He gave?

[1] Holman Christian Standard Bible