They say that there’s no free lunch in the world. It’s a true statement. Nothing in this world is free because everything must be paid with money. The “god” of this world is money.
Matthew 6 “24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
The system of money is nothing but the law because it rewards people based on effort and not by grace. If you have more money then you can be blessed. The way to make money in this world is through human effort. The way to be blessed by man is by your efforts – this is the world we live in. But unfortunately the love of money is the root of so many problems in humanity today.
1st Timothy 6 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. “
But do you know that God is not like the world. In the beginning when God created the world He had given everything freely to Adam. The heart of God is that of a Daddy who unconditionally loves His kids. A loving father always loves children unconditionally. But when Adam decided to become like God by knowing right & wrong, then he had to earn every blessing by his sweat, blood and tears. Nothing was free anymore – that was the definition of the “world”.
Worldliness is not about going shopping or dancing in a disco. It’s not about the clothes we wear or the TV shows that we watch. It’s not about the music we listen to or the food that we eat. Worldliness simply means that people are trying to earn the blessings by human effort. But God’s ways are not man’s ways.
1st Corinthians 2 “The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. 11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.……we have the mind of Christ.”
The world system tells us how to earn it by your efforts but God’s Spirit tells us that He gives it freely! The world is about a slave-mindset versus the son’s mindset of Christ!
The world is about slavery but God’s heart is about sonship. We are not slaves of the worldly system but we are sons of God by grace.
God only knows to give things freely through Jesus Christ – He has made all of us righteous freely by grace.
Romans 3 “all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus”
Adam’s sin condemned the world and introduced the struggle of this world. But Christ’s finished work gives us His righteousness freely.
Romans 5 “18 Consequently, just as one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.”
God did all of this for us freely because we are His sons through Jesus Christ. He did it before we were even born into this world and before we tried to earn it by our efforts.
Ephesians 1 “In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us”
We are not slaves trying to please a boss but we are sons who are loved by the Father.
Galatians 4 “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.”
Only those under the system of the law were the slaves. Today there is no more law. All we need to know is that God is our Daddy through Jesus Christ. At the end of the judgment day in 70AD, the law and the old order passed away. God has made all things new in Christ. He is giving us freely without any cost.
Revelation 21 “the old order of things has passed away.” 5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” 6 He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.
Revelation 22 “Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him……..17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”
The free gift is for those who are thirsty because they have run out of gas after running the race of the worldly systems.
Isaiah 55 ““Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.”
John 4 “13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Daddy’s love is not like the world.
Jesus offers salvation FREELY to all who believe in Him by grace through faith.
It’s FREE. It’s GRACE. It’s LOVE.