Friday, March 30

Romans 8:32

Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?

If God gave his own son for sinners to secure the only way to salvation, then how could He not graciously give all things to those that he has called? This passage brings into perspective the seriousness of sin to our Holy God. If the only way to reconciliation was for the Son of God to suffer the torments of the crucifixion, then human sin is extremely serious to Almighty God. However, God not only provided the solution in Christ, He also graciously gives us all things.

Although God provides showers of physical blessings in this world, the truly important blessings He provides are spiritual blessings such as peace, patience, joy, love, kindness, goodness, self-control and the like. These are the important and lasting things that are enduring and truly satisfy the yearnings of the soul. Our hearts can never find rest in material wealth, but God does give rest and contentment to those who are in Christ.

The photo above shows a picture of a boxed-in area off from the main street in Telluride where people can leave or take anything they want. It is called a free box and this verse reminds me that God has given the children of God a spiritual free box that is never empty. Have you received the spiritual gifts that are available in God’s free box?

Praise God that while rust may claim our material wealth and death will claim our physical bodies, He destroyed the sting of death by piling grace on top of grace.


donsands said...

Very nice thoughts. You touched on so many important things in such a short post.

Shiloh Guy said...

This verse has always made me stop dead in my tracks. As the father of four sons, the idea of giving up one of them for people who are my enemies is beyond comprehension! How great is the Father's love for us!


jazzycat said...

donsands and Dave,
Thanks. When we look at the great lasting spiritual blessings we have and consider what The Son of God went through to purchase these blessings, then we are thankful and amazed at the grace we have been given.

bluecollar said...

"God has given the children of God a spiritual free box that is never empty."


jazzycat said...

Yes, grace is never ending when we ask.