God’s Gifts

In opposition to the false teachers, Paul affirmed that everything God created is good. We should ask for God’s blessing on his created gifts that give us pleasure and thank him for them.

 

This doesn’t mean that we should abuse what God has made (for example, gluttony abuses God’s gift of good food, lust abuses God’s gift of love, and murder abuses God’s gift of life). Instead of abusing, we should enjoy these gifts by using them to serve and honor God.

Have you thanked God for the good gifts he has given?

Are you using the gifts in ways pleasing to you and to God?

Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.5 For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer. – 1 Timothy 4:4-5

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