Christian Karma: Part 2

Christian Karma: Part 2

Grace. Unmerited favor. A gift. The opposite of karma because with karma, it’s about work. What you get depends on what you do.

God speaks to what we have earned, “ . . . for the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).  Looking forward to that paycheck? Me neither, but that’s what we’ve got coming.

Unless.

Unless Someone else cashes our check.

Check out these gifts:

  • “But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23
  • “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
  • “You do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” 1 Corinthians 1:7
  • “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

Christian karma can lead to Christian consumerism. Give me more, more, more. Scripture turns things upside down. “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).

We forget what we’ve been given.

Because it came so easily, we forget what it cost.

And we hoard.

God calls us to remember. The only thing we have earned is death. What we have been given is grace—and life.

Give gratitude for God’s grace and the gifts we’ve been given. It’s way more than we deserve.

Workout for the Week: Christian Karma, Part 2

Memory Verse: Pick one of the gift verses.

Meditation Passage: Romans 6:15-23

Just Do It: Treasure the gifts.