At this very moment in time, untold numbers of people around this world are buying, exchanging or receiving a gift of something new: a new house, a new car, a new home appliance, a new computer, a new tablet, a new smartphone and so on.
Human beings by nature like to obtain new things or replace things that are old for something new. Yet, the most important replacement in a lifetime is being ignored by untold numbers of people.
What is that?
A NEW LIFE: “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:2–3).
Now, unlike purchasing or obtaining something new in this world, a NEW LIFE is free: a FREE GIFT from GOD (Romans 5:17-19).
“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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
“For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:21–22).
“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 as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous” (Romans 5:17-19).
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in [NEWNESS OF LIFE]” (Romans 6:1-4).
Now, therefore, “as the only way to get the things that are eternal is through Jesus Christ who died for us; for this purpose then we should live unto him and not unto ourselves” (2 Corinthians 5:15).