Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Greatest Gift

December 23

Daily Bible Reading: Habakkuk 1 – 3

Verse of the Day: Habakkuk 2:4 – “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.”

The latter part of this verse is shared again in three places in the New Testament. We find it in Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; and Hebrews 10:38. Four times this phrase is repeated in the Bible. I would say that God is wanting us to notice it.

We can see from this passage that there are those who have been declared righteous before God. They have this declaration made by receiving the free gift of God, salvation made possible by the vicarious sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. In two days we will be giving and receiving gifts – Christmas gifts. As we do, let us not forget the greatest giver of the greatest gift – God. As you unwrap each present, pause and thank God for the Gift He has provided – eternal life through His Son, Jesus.

Prayer: Gracious Giver of Life, thank You for making this available to me. I thank You that I have received this life. Amen.

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