God has offered man many gifts- the gift of physical life and has supplied us with talents, food, work, enjoyment, etc. He has also offered man the gift of the Holy Spirit, the gift of faith, the gift of grace, the gift of salvation, the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ and the gift of eternal life. These are just some of the magnificent gifts that God has freely given you and I. There is nothing we can do to “earn” these gifts; all of these gifts are freely offered to ALL mankind because God IS Love.
(Ecc 3:11-13) He has made everything beautiful in its time: He has also set eternity in the hearts of men yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That every man may eat and drink and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God.
(Rom 12:3-8) For by the grace given me, I (Paul) say to everyone of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
( I Cor 7:7b) … But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
(II Cor 9:14-15) And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! (The gift of grace)
(Eph 2:8-9) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God, – not by works, so that no one can boast.
(James 1: 16-17) Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
(II Cor 9:9) As it is written: He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.
(Acts 2:38) Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, everyone of you, on the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
(Heb 2:4) God has also testified to it (salvation) by signs, wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
(Rom 6:23) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(John 3;16) For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
(Rev 22:17b) …Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life.