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 New Life:  A Free Gift

You can work for sin but it is a cruel master.  When it pays you off, its wage is death, which is---separation from God forever.  In stark contrast, God does not pay wages.  He has a free gift to offer, which is---eternal life.  There is nothing one can do to earn this gift.  If one could earn it, it would not be a gift; it would be wages.  Eternal life is just that---eternal, it never ceases.  The basic concept under life is union. 

There are three kinds of life mentioned in the Bible:  (1) physical life---union of the soul with the body; (2) spiritual life---union of the soul with God; and (3) eternal life---eternal union of the soul with God.  Jesus said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand" (John 10:27, 28). 

The gift of God is eternal life.  One receives this gift when he believes in Jesus as his own personal Savior.  Having eternal life, he will never perish.