God's Free Gift
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Who doesn’t love a free gift? Most people thrill to receive something for which they don’t have to pay. Sometimes businesses give freebies to draw customers. Others give gifts because they feel guilty and want to make up to the person they harmed. Still others are just generous and use presents to generate smiles from their loved ones. But one thing is certain. No gift is truly free. Someone always has to pay the price.
An Incredible Gift of Eternal Life
The Bible tells us about an incredible free gift available for every person. It is the gift of eternal life. But this amazing gift doesn’t come without a price. In fact, the cost surpasses any other present ever given because it cost God the life of His Son.
God perfectly created the world and everything in it. The first man and woman possessed a deep friendship with Him and enjoyed all the wonderful things He had made. But one day they decided to disobey God. That day sin entered the world. And ever since, each person born inherits Adam & Eve’s sin nature. This tragedy bans all of us from friendship with God and keeps us from experiencing the eternal life we were meant to have. We now all grow old and eventually die because the wages of sin is death.
Receive Eternal Life By Faith
But God loved the world so much that He decided to solve this sin and death problem. He sent His Son, Jesus, to satisfy the death penalty in our place. After dying on a Roman cross Jesus rose from the dead, defeating death itself. Because of His resurrection we also may live. He paid a steep price so those who believe could have this amazing free gift. The only thing we must do is receive it by faith.
Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.”
Nothing Can Separate Believers From God’s Love
This wonderful gift of eternal life and friendship with God can be yours forever. You never need to fear it will be stolen, lost, or fall out of date. Romans 8:38-39 states of believers, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love, No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Do you love to receive freebies? God’s free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ outshines them all. It will open the door for friendship with God. It will cleanse you from the guilt of sin. It will provide you with eternal life! It’s available for all who believe, so receive it today!