The Daily WORD by Bishop Ronald Hardy, Sr.

“The Most Valuable Gift”

St. Luke 2:6-12         Matthew 13:45&46


In this season of giving gifts through our love for one another, let us not forget about the most valuable gift that was given to mankind.


It was the most valuable gift that we can ever have or receive.


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Jesus is the most valuable gift. He was given to pay our sin debt, which it was an awesome debt to pay. Isaiah 53:5 says, “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.”


He came to set us free from the penalty and power of sin.


This gift is no good to us, if it is not properly received. In St. John 1:12 it says, “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”


This gift is the most valuable gift, because it secures our eternal destination. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”


Jesus Christ is a gift to us from God and the most valuable gift.


In Matthew 13:45&46, the parable of the merchant man describes this. The scripture says, “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Why? Because, it was the most valuable gift.


While you are giving out gifts today, I want to offer you the most valuable gift.


If you are ready to receive this gift, pray this prayer with me:

“Father God, this day I accept Jesus Christ into my heart and life as my Lord and savior. And I know according to your Word I am saved.”


If you have prayed this prayer then read I John 5:13, “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”

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