12-13 Lifelines — What shall I give Jesus?

By Bettie Marlowe
Posted 12/13/19

What shall I give to Jesus?

The writer of Hebrews gives us a beautiful study of Christ: SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1The brightness of his glory — the express image of the Father — sitting on the right hand of the “Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).

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12-13 Lifelines — What shall I give Jesus?

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What shall I give to Jesus?
The writer of Hebrews gives us a beautiful study of Christ: SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1The brightness of his glory — the express image of the Father — sitting on the right hand of the “Majesty on high” (Hebrews 1:3).

This writing brings to face the reality of eternity — before the beginning — from the past through the present and into the future. There is no way to travel this road, except by faith in Jesus Christ. Faith takes us where “no man has gone.”

We are the creation of God as are the angels. But Jesus is God’s only Begotten Son. He alone is to be worshiped — not the angels, who are ministers to the “heirs of salvation” (Hebrews 1:14).

Who is Jesus? No, he’s not an angel. But he was made a little lower than the angels that he could taste death for man. For man, Christ took on man’s humanity and not the nature of the angels.
“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” (John 3:16).

That is God’s gift to us. What is our gift to Him?

In 2 Samuel 24:24, when he wanted to make a sacrifice to God, David was offered a lamb and a location for an altar, but David would not accept the offer. He said he would not offer to God “that which doth cost me nothing” (2 Samuel 24:24 KJV).

David asked himself the question in Psalm 116:12 KJV? “What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?”
The king was so glad to be a servant of God; he would pay his vows. In other words, his answer to “What shall I render unto the Lord?” was “myself.”
Can we answer that question with the same spirit David had? “I will welcome and receive whatever God gives to me, knowing it is because He loves me. I will not hide my praise to Him – I will not be ashamed for others to know that I am dependent on my Lord. I will share His goodness with those around me. I will not offer to God that which costs nothing, but the sacrifice of thanksgiving” – doing good and dividing His bounty with others. “God will take care of me because every child of His is so cherished.”
What shall I give unto the Lord?”
“Myself.”

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