December 1, 2023

Timeless Gifts

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 6:23 NLT

Every year the gift-giving process at Christmas presents special challenges. What to give? What are the hot gifts? What gifts will be desired by those on our lists? Can we find gifts that will be appreciated? What seems sure is that what is hot today soon will be forgotten.

The Bible reminds us that God has a completely different perspective. His gifts are not linked to fads and trends; they never go out of style. The Bible tells us that He offers each of us something amazing: eternal life. This is a gift we can enjoy today but also tomorrow and throughout our lives.

Paul knew how easy it is to take this gift for granted or fail to realize the depth of all God offers. God showed His great love by sending Christ to die for us, and He did this “while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:7–8).

This Christmas season, remember all of God’s amazing gifts for you and everyone on your list. He offers each of us the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. He makes it possible for us to have a personal relationship with Himself. We can be clean in His sight, have hope and peace, joy, and victory, and be confident about our eternal destiny.

God already has given you the greatest gift! Accept this gift. Then, as He leads, share your faith, and tell others.

Reflection Question: Reflect on the best gift you’ve ever received.

Prayer
Father, thank You for the gift of eternal life. Open doors, so I can share this amazing gift with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Romans 6

Prayer
Father, thank You for the gift of eternal life. Open doors, so I can share this amazing gift with others. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Romans 6