The Gift Exchange
(Matthew 2:10-11 NLT) When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! (11) They entered the house and saw the child with His mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
What can I give to God that He doesn’t already have?
What can I give to God that He did not create?
What can I give to God that He really wants?
- My Sin.
- My Failures.
- My Mistakes.
- My Habits.
- He gives me salvation.
A gift for my past.
(Ephesians 2:8 NLT) God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
- He gives me peace of mind.
A gift for my present.
Turmoil in our lives can come from:
(John 14:27 NLT) “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
- He gives me eternal life.
A gift for my future.
(Romans 6:23 NIV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Micah 7:18 NIV) Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.