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HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN YOUR FREE GIFT?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 / TBN Staff

Don't Fall for the Trappings.

 

Pacing around onstage at the She Rises Conference, Judah Smith is fired up. Speaking before a large audience of Christian women, Smith has a message that doesn’t go down easy: we’ve “set aside” the grace of God, we’ve “fallen” from grace.

 

Now Smith is quick to note that it doesn’t mean we aren’t saved, rather that we have forgotten what we have in the free gift given to us by Jesus Christ.

 

Why does this forgetting happen? It happens because we, as humans, are prone to want something new, trendy, and fun.

 

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying new things, but, as Judah Smith notes, we should be careful not to dismiss the “gift that has changed the universe” in our eagerness for new things.

 

Being a Christian doesn’t contain the trappings of newness, and in many ways that’s part of its strength. The longevity of the Christian faith is one of the many ways we can know that the claims the Bible makes are true -- they’re grounded in history, not made up to please the culture of the moment.

 

May we work to never take for granted the blessed gift that flows freely from Christ Jesus, amen.