Don't you love gifts! Especially when they're truly given, with
no strings attached, all we have to do is receive them. The greatest
gift we've ever received has nothing to do with our efforts. It
is a gift from God. We didn't earn it, deserve it, or purchase
it. God gave it through his sacrificial gift so our salvation
would not be our boast, but his kindness.
Holy God, I can never thank you enough for sending Jesus and paying
the debt for my sin. May I never presume on your grace or take
the cost of your gift lightly. At the same time, Father, I want
to live confidently, knowing that my salvation is not dependent
on my mistakes but upon your grace. Because of such a lavish gift,
I want to live for you today in a way that reflects the joy I
have at receiving such an awesome gift. In the name of Jesus,
my source of hope and grace, I pray. Amen." - copied
King James Version:
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
New American Standard Bible:
And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name
heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.