A BIBLICAL LOOK AT “GIFTS”
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain. Proverbs 29:4
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.Ecclesiastes 3:13
And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.Matthew 5:23-24
Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.John 4:10
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.Acts 2:38
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
1 Peter 4:10
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.