"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth. He himself gives all men life and breath and everything else Acts 17:24-25)
The living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and everything in them has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy." Acts 14:15-17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights James 1:17-18 (ANIV)
The true light … was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God John 1:9-13
Sin entered the world through one man [Adam], and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned. Death reigned …even over those who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam. But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man [Adam]. how much more did God's grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many!
The gift of God is not like the result of the one man's sin: The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men. For just as through the disobedience of the one man [Adam] the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man [Jesus] the many will be made righteous
THANKS BE TO GOD FOR HIS INDESCRIBABLE GIFT! 2 COR 9:15
I pray that you may… grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ
Could we with ink the oceans fill,and were the sky of parchment made,Were every stalk on earth a quill.And every man a scribe by trade. To write the loveOf God aboveWould drain the oceans dry. Nor could the scroll contain the whole,Though stretched from sky to sky.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no-one can boast. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realising that God's kindness leads you towards repentance?