’But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).
Most every one you come in contact with on your journey down life’s highway likes to receive gifts.
I enjoy and rejoice in receiving gifts from my loved ones. What gives me the most joy is knowing that were given in love. Human love is one of the greatest experiences that God has given to us. But we must realize that it cannot compare with the love of Almighty God.
We find in our study of God”™s Word some instances of the love of God. In John 3:16 we see the love God had and has for the world (people). In Romans 5:8 we see the love of Christ for sinful mankind. Another instance of the great love of God is seen in the love Christ has for the Church (Eph. 5:25).
We, too, can, and do share in these Heavenly gifts. If we truly love the Lord and have obeyed the Gospel, we can be numbered by the Heavenly Father as one of His children. We can be partakers of the joys of Christian living. Our Lord said that He came that we might have a more abundant life.
Only those who are God’S children can hope to enjoy His blessings in the fullest sense. Only one who has experienced the joy of sins remitted and rising out of the waters of baptism in newness of life can hope to be partakers of these gifts.