1 Corinthians 2:12 – Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God. (NASB)
Matthew 10:8 – Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons; freely you received, freely give. (NASB)
A few months ago, and with the help of a very gifted publisher, I began writing, and have now written a total of seven devotionals. My devotionals are inspired by the Holy Spirit and given to me without cost. They are created from reading the Bible and situations that arise in my personal life.
In my excitement of what God was doing in my life, I shared one of the devotionals that I had written with a friend. The subject of payment came up. As I thought about this, the Holy Spirit gently and tenderly reminded me that this gift of writing is a free gift of God, and, therefore, I am to share this gift freely with others.
If we believe that Christ is alive in our hearts, then we must also believe that Christ's adversary, the devil (Satan) is also alive and working in this world. Satan is the father of lies. He is crafty, plants doubt in our minds, and deceives. He also tempts us with material possessions.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for Your free gift of grace. Deliver us from temptations and ever remind us that You are with us, even to the end of this age. Amen.