Cool free stuff!

Check out the amazing free stuff being given away at John 10:28!

We all like to get free stuff, especially if it is stuff we actually want rather than yet another set of steak knives or a free Big Mac after you’ve eaten your tenth one. Have you ever considered all the free stuff that God gives us? The air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, the clothes you wear …

Hey! You protest, I pay good money for my food, clothes, and in some cases, water. OK, granted. Where do you get the money? Did you work for it? Who enabled you to work? (See Deuteronomy 8:17-18.)

In fact, the air you breathe is from God, so to is the ability to draw your next breath (James 4:14-15).

If you actively look for them, there are loads of things that God gives us. While I walk my dogs I collect pine cones to use as firestarters, all free (and I’m puzzled that so few other folks bother to pick them up!). I get immense pleasure from looking at the view across the Otago harbour on a fine day. I enjoy being able to walk, just what for most of us is a normal thing — that’s free, from God! Sleep — also very good, also from God (Proverbs 3:24).

God gives us so much, even the very life which enables us to enjoy His blessings. Yet, by virtue of this life given by God, we become anxious and possessive of what we have or need or want. Jesus knows we get anxious but warns against it (Matthew 6:25-34). Instead, with modest material means yet having the limitless treasure of eternal life (Romans 6:23), we are sent into the world to share what we have received:

Freely you have received, freely give

(Matthew 10:8, NIV)

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