Daily Reflections

Delight in the Gift

December 4, 2021 Shannon Popkin

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. —Ephesians 2:8

I asked Jesus to be my Savior at age four, when I only understood the basic concepts of the gospel. Today I understand my salvation more than ever before, yet every time I open the Bible, I’m amazed at how much more there is to receive. The more I return to the story of Jesus, the more treasure it yields.

It’s true that Jesus has conquered death, but those who receive His gift of life only do so on bended knee, in surrender to God. The Father freely gives the treasure of His Son, but not to those who would leverage Him for personal gain. His gift of salvation is placed into empty, needy hands.

God spent His fortune on Christmas and Easter. But when you pull back the gift wrap on your salvation, God isn’t looking at the price tag. He’s looking at you. And when you treasure what He’s given and wonder at its worth, you bring glory to His great name.

Make it Personal

Ask God to help you gain a greater understanding of the gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus.