Thursday – A Gift Given, Not a Wage Earned

 

 

Have you ever received a gift that was totally unexpected?  Something you yearned for but felt you could never obtain?  Visualize the greatest gift possible then open your eyes.  What if that gift was right in front of you waiting for you to take it?

 

Grace is undeserved favor.  God has given us all grace, by sending His only Son to die to pay for our sins.  Grace is a free and unmerited gift.  It can’t be earned, just accepted.  This should change how we relate to God and how we respond to others.  Our gratitude for God’s gifts is best expressed by our actions afterward.  Everyone needs grace.  And when we recognize the extraordinary grace we’ve received, we should be compelled to extend grace to others.

 

 

Read More: Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 12

 

Prayer Focus:  Father, thank you for the gift of salvation.  Help me to view others through the lens of grace that was given to me so that I can be your messenger of grace to others.

 

 

 

 

Family Devotional:

We have also provided a weekly devotion intended for families. (Written by Lisa McCrary) Click here to access it! Family Devotional – Week 4

 

Other Resources:

If you missed Week 2’s devotional video, click here.

For a printable version of this week’s devotionals, click here. Seven – Week 4 – John