Eternal Freebies

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ┬áJesus our Lord” ┬áRomans 6:23 (NIV)

A ‘wage’ is the pay or result we get from our efforts. So, if we live a life with no regard for our wrongful actions and words, ‘sin’, then we earn a life of decaying character and separation from God, ‘death’.

In contrast, the next part of this verse has nothing to do with our efforts or performance. A true ‘gift’ can’t be earned or deserved. Think about it! God wants to hand us ‘eternal life’ by placing our trust in what Jesus did for us on the cross.

Eternal life isn’t just a length of life, heaven after we die. It is also a quality of life right now. If we hand over our life to Him, He will keep handing us fulfillment and blessing.


Heavenly Father, thank You for the ‘gift’ of eternal life. Help me to sin less and continually hand my concerns, desires and life direction over to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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