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Nothing tells us more about a person than their giving habits. People are often described as stingy or generous, based on their approach to giving. When someone gives largely and consistently it reflects their heart—their character—their nature. Today we’re looking at another expression of God’s grace—His gifting grace.
In the Bible, giving is always associated with grace. Because God is gracious, He gives. What are some of the gifts God has given to us through Jesus Christ?
- Forgiveness of our sins.
- Eternal life.
- The Holy Spirit.
- Peace of mind and heart.
- His Word.
- Spiritual gifts.
- A spiritual family.
- His favor.
To grow in grace we must acknowledge and appreciate God’s gifts. One of the ways we appreciate a gift is by using it. Notice what the Bible says about this in 2 Corinthians 6:1 (NIV), “As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain.” Most of God’s giftings come in raw form. God places us in situations and puts us around people He wants to use to help us develop our gifts.
Whatever gifts God gives to us are ultimately not meant for us only. They are meant to be shared. The greatest fulfillment we can have in life is to become someone who passes on the blessings God has given to us to others.
Becoming a giver is one of the ways God builds His gracious nature in us. When we learn to give, we are learning one of the most valuable lessons in life, and in God’s Kingdom. We are learning the lessons of grace!