Unwrapping Bible Verses About God’s Gifts To Us

Who doesn’t like unwrapping a gift from someone we love? There is a moment of suspense as we wonder what could be in the package. Sometimes the wrapping adds further delight depending on the creativity of the one who wrapped it. 

The one who loves us the most has given each of us some incredible gifts if we believe in the name of Jesus Christ. These gifts are free to us, but were costly to Him. 

We can read Bible verses about God’s gifts to us. Some are for every Christian. Some are different for each person. But all are given in love, including God’s greatest gift of all. 

Bible verses about God’s gifts to all mankind

We have a great God who has showered all of us with many blessings. Every human being has received some incredible gifts from God regardless of whether they choose to believe in Him or serve Him. Everything good comes from God. 

  • Life
  • Nature to enjoy
  • Sunshine and rain to grow crops
  • Offer of Salvation

 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 ESV

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James 1:17, one of the Bible Verses about God’s gifts

“In his hand is the life of every living thing  and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:10 ESV

“Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” Genesis 2:7

“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13 ESV

“For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” Romans 1:20

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 ESV

” For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45 ESV

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Bible verses about God’s gifts to all His children

Our heavenly father has given His children some amazing gifts. 

  • Eternal life 
  • A relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Forgiveness of your sins
  • Gift of the Holy Spirit
  • Fruit of the spirit
  • Spiritual gifts

Here are some key Scripture verses. 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV

That I may know him and the power of his resurrection … ” Philippians 3:10

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 ESV

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’ ” John 14:6 ESV

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” Romans 3:23 ESV

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 ESV

Photo of gifts and the Scripture from Romans 6:23, one of the Bible verses about God's gifts.
Romans 6:23, one of the Bible verses about God’s gifts

How incredible that the Spirit Of God has chosen to live in us. The Creator of the Universe should have mansions of grandeur (He does in heaven but not here on earth). Instead, He has chosen us as His dwelling place. 

“… You will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38C NIV

There is a big difference between the “fruit of the Spirit” and “Spiritual gifts.” 

The fruit of the Spirit is something that every Christian should be developing in their lives. When we do so, we become more and more like Christ Jesus.

We begin to spread the love of God to those around us. It is a process of spending time taking in the word of God little by little.  Whatever we are filled with will spill out to others. 

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 ESV

There are different kinds of gifts that we may receive when we become Christians. This article is not intended to discuss them in depth. Rather it is to point out that gifts of the spirit are part of the Christian faith. 

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone.” 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Bible verses about God’s gifts that are individualized 

The diversity of gifts and different kinds of service make Christians unique and different from each other. Even with our diversity, though, our purpose remains the same: 

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Romans 12:6, one of the Bible verses about God’s gifts

Don’t ever think that you have been left out when it comes to the spiritual gifts of God. Every Christian has at least one.

They are given to us so that we can serve the “body of Christ” and be the hands and feet of Jesus in this difficult world.

They are given for the good of all, not as something we hoard and keep to ourselves. They also are not for our gratification and personal pride but for the glory of God. 

 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” 1 Corinthians 12:7 ESV

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;  if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:3-8 ESV

We must be careful in exercising our spiritual gifts. Some are flashy and stand out, which makes many people feel important. But our significance and value is determined by God, not by the things we do. 

“Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?  Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?  But earnestly desire the higher gifts.” 1 Corinthians 12:29-31

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ESV

Loving others is much more important than exercising our spiritual gifts. Don’t miss that. Speaking the truth without love is not a good thing. 

Jesus demonstrated this so clearly when He spoke to the woman at the well. He already knew about her sinful way of life. But He understood that she was fragile from shame and guilt. He spoke to her respectfully, and let her bring up her sin on her own. (1)

Jesus did the same with the woman caught in adultery, a sin in Biblical times punishable by death. Jesus loves sinners and is just waiting for them to trust Him for forgiveness and then live a new life through His power. (2)

Photo of gifts and the Scripture from 1 Peter 4:10.
1 Peter 4:10 NIV, one of the Bible verses about God’s gifts

When you look at any group of Christians you will find different ministry gifts that fit the person’s unique personality that God designed.

The calling of God in our lives comes in various forms to help shine the light of Jesus to a lost world and to encourage each other as Christians.

Often our individual gifts of service are born out of the trials we have gone through and lived to tell about. 

Some Christian workers serve in public ways. Others serve behind the scenes. Either way, we use our God-centered resources and talents to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

Our abilities are gifts from Him to be a spiritual blessing to others. 

“Each of you should use whatever gifts you have received to serve others … ” 1 Peter 4:10 NIV

A Bible Reading plan unwrapping Bible verses about God’s gifts

You can immerse yourself in a free month-long set of daily Scriptures covering Bible Verses About God’s Gifts. Unwrap a new verse each day. Then at the end of the month discover 5 lessons learned and 5 practical applications of these Scriptures. Here is the Link.

Photo of the Bible Reading Plan, with 31 Bible Verses About God's Gifts
Unwrapping God’s Gifts – 31 Bible Verses About God’s Gifts

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