Gifts From Above

gifts from aboveIn the Old Testament book of Psalms, David declared to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalm 16:2)

Paul shared the same idea in a different way in the New Testament: “What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (1 Corinthians 4:7)

God is the source of every good thing in our lives. Not just a few, or even most, of the good things. All of them are from His hand.

There is an old hymn, often used during the offering time, that says, “We give Thee but Thine own, whate’er the gift may be. All that we have is Thine alone; a trust, O Lord, from Thee.”

Today, as you do whatever you do, realize that everything you have is a gift from God. Whether you drive your car, wash the dishes, buy something at the store (or online), hold your child, eat a meal, fold the laundry, plant a tree, talk on the phone, bake cookies, hug someone, read a book—whatever—all those, and so much more, are gifts from a loving God.

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