April 17, 2017
Faith is a gift from God, but does that mean if God gives faith that we are going to automatically believe? No.
Just like faith is a gift from God, breathing is a gift. God gives me lungs and air, but I can smother if I want to.
God gives you His Word and God gives you His Spirit. “The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely” (Revelation 22:17). “But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth My hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people” (Romans 10:21). “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8).
You put your hand of faith in God’s hand of grace and that is salvation."