The Gift of God
By Chris Nwoke
We are living in a sinful world that is full of dangers and snares for the soul. It is of great significance to live our lives with a clean conscience that is not defiled by the things we allow. God warns all people concerning sin and its implications for man. It is important to take heed because there is a consequence for every decision we make in time. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6: 23).
Jesus Christ is the gift of God, who was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. The scripture says whosoever abides in him sins not: whoever sins has not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose, the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3: 5-8).
God is great and highly exalted. His love is manifested through Jesus Christ our Savior. Let us turn aside to the love of God. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (St. John 3: 16). It is also written that every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1: 17). Have you received the gift of God in Jesus Christ?
Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (St. John 14: 6). It’s a great thing to receive Christ and be born of God. It is only when our sins are forgiven that we can truly follow him. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God (1 John 3: 9). Receive Jesus Christ today and you will know that his word is true. He said come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. May God richly bless you.