The Upper Room Devotional 31 October 2023: Gifts of Love
Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for 31st October 2023 Message written by Claudia Marianela Vicioso Melo (Dominican Republic). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.
TODAY’S TOPIC: GIFTS OF LOVE
Claudia Marianela Vicioso Melo (Dominican Republic)
1 John 5:1-5
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. – 1 John 5:13 (NIV)
We all enjoy receiving gifts, especially those given to us by our loved ones. If the gift is particularly to our liking, we may enjoy it for a long time before inevitably setting it aside. Or we may immediately store it away or forget it among other material possessions.
However, gifts from God are ever-present and available. God shows us unfailing love through the gifts of life, family and friends, and an extraordinary creation. Best of all is the gift of eternal life described in John 3:16: “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
God’s gifts cannot be purchased; they are gifts of love far beyond our human capacity to comprehend. They reveal the magnitude of God’s love for us. Let us cherish these gifts as an expression of our gratitude to God.
Eternal God, your love for us is beyond our understanding. In everything we give thanks to you. Amen.
Gratitude for God’s gifts of love