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25 November 2017 Print version    PDA version    
Romans 6:23 'For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.'

What an amazing statement this is! There's more here than meets the eye. Sin pays wages; it gives us only what we've earned, what we deserve. But God does much more than that. He gives us what we weren't expecting. He presents us with gifts that are not earned, but freely given. Wages are expected, but gifts are surprises. God is a God of surprise. He loves to spring good things on his children, to throw treats at us when we were least expecting (and sometimes, most needing) them. So, when you're faithfully serving God and feeling a little forgotten, watch out – there'll be a surprise coming your way.

Prayer: 'Lord, thank you that you don't give me what I deserve! I'm so grateful for all the free gifts you've already planted in my life. Help me never to forget them. And thanks for the good surprises that are yet to come…'

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