That Which is Freely Given to Us By God (3)
- The Bible repeatedly reminds us of the ab«nd«W&e of the grace of God. Such words as "gift", "give", "grace", "freely given" and "receive" all point out this great theme. Occasionally this comforting message will be summarized in a verse.
Be that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32
- The Biblical use of the word "receive" will often go beyond reminding us of the grace of God. Many times it is necessary for us to exercise faith and practice the grace of God to "receive" the fulness of the divine provision. We must recognize that even our response of faith to God is a result of the grace of God in salvation. However, once a believer, we now have the ability to respond to God and must assume the responsibility of obedience.