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Recognizing the gift of God

John 4:10, Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”

The central purpose of the Gospel books found in Scripture is to reveal a message of hope for sinful mankind. The Gospels do this through telling the story of Jesus—a man that lived, died, and resurrected to conquer the power that sin has held over all of mankind. But just knowing these core aspects of the story is not enough. An important piece of this message is realizing that Jesus is not just a man, but simultaneously fully God. This piece reveals a sacrificially loving aspect of God that would otherwise go unrealized. We see that the all-powerful God chooses to sacrifice Himself for His creation, and His subjects, even His rebelliously sinful mankind.

It is important for us to read Scripture, to pray often, and to meditate on God’s word to learn to recognize the gift of God, unpack new pieces, unfold the nuanced intricacies, and discover the gift God has to offer us. We can only really want something we have already imagined, already realized. We have to see salvation as possible through Jesus to come to a place that we might ask and strive for it.

Where is there room in your life to explore God’s gifts more often and more intensely?

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