Tuesday, August 9, 2011
“Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.” (Eph. 4:8)
“Gave gifts”--the greatest of these at Calvary.
God’s gifts are “forever” gifts (Rom. 11:29)
They are not repented of.
Our God does not give grudgingly; he does not give to get.
A gift is paid for by the giver, not the recipient. Every gift has a price, but not necessarily of the recipient.
Many come bearing gifts, as the wise men came to the manger, but the Lord does not demand a gift, He requires us to give Him our hearts.
“When He ascended” He left this world, and left the gift of eternal life for mankind.
There is no greater gift than this.
He also left gifts for us to use in the church and on the street;
He gave us supernatural gifts--the gift of faith, love, mercy, etc. These are to be used by us for our betterment, and shared with others for their benefit.