Good Gifts – September 7, 2016

Matthew 7:7, “Ask and it will be given to you…. Which of you, if your child asks for bread, will give him a stone instead? … If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!”

 James 1:17, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…

Do you know people who are really good at gift giving? Unfortunately, I am not one of them. But Jesus taught those of us who receive Him that our Heavenly Father is a very good gift giver. In Mathew 7:7, Jesus said “Ask and it will be given to you…. Which of you, if your child asks for bread, will give him a stone instead? … If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him!”

 God loves us and He loves giving us good gifts. James, Jesus’ half-brother, said in James 1:17, Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father…” God is a good gift giver. If we ask Him for a gift that is not good for us, we shouldn’t expect Him to give us that gift. He’s too good for that. So, teach your children to ask their Heavenly Father for good gifts.

Have a great day!

Dave Marsh, Cottonwood Creek Children’s Pastor