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2 Gifts

Good Friday Morning.  Here’s Today’s Nugget to chew on:

“2 Gifts”

Romans 5:17 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)

17 For if because of one man’s [Adam] trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Further Thought: So what do you do with a gift? Yes, you received it. You don’t have to work for it. No, someone cared enough to offer it to you. Today’s passage reminds us that God cared enough to give us two amazing gifts. The gift of grace (God’s unmerited favor, so when you don’t qualify, He causes you to qualify) and righteousness (putting us in right standing with Him, regardless of our performance). He knew we would need these two gifts to rule in this life.

Now, we receive these gifts the same way we receive everything in the kingdom; we begin to say it with our mouth and believe it in our heart [Romans 10:9-10]. These gifts were given to us when we accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. Now, by faith [having absolute confidence in God who said it], begin to declare daily that you have purposed in your heart to walk in His unmerited favor and His righteousness. Now that you’ve received these two gifts continue to operate in them every day of your life. God expects you and me to reign in this life.

Have a great day and keep chewing on God’s Word.

Additional references:  2 Peter 1:3-4 and 2 Corinthians 5:20-21


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