In this devotion series, we have talked about thankfulness. We should thank God for His creation, for our possessions and for our work. Today we will talk about thanking God for the most important thing He has given to us.
The most important thing God has given us is salvation through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Without salvation, we have no hope of living forever with Him. God sent His only Son, Jesus, to live on earth and experience pain and temptation. And then God watched as Jesus died a terrible death on the cross. Why was God willing to do this? Because He loves us so much!
Paul reminded the Christians in the city of Corinth about God’s wonderful gift of salvation through Jesus. He talked about his gift in 2 Corinthians 9:15. “Thanks be to God for his gift that is too wonderful to describe.” Paul was thankful that God had forgiven his sins and promised Him eternal life.
Jesus died for a sinner like Paul. No matter what you have done in life, Jesus died for you, too! Remember today that God loves you. And be sure to thank Him for His wonderful gift to you!