God's Many Gifts


Because God breathed life into us, we are much more than physical, we are spiritual. The Hebrew word for spirit is ruach which means “wind, breath, air, spirit.” God created us to live forever.

The first and most basic gifts God gave us are life, free will, and salvation.


  • Genesis 2:7

    7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
  • Job 10:12

    12 You have granted me life and favor,
    And Your care has preserved my spirit.
  • Job 33:4

    4 The Spirit of God has made me,
    And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
  • John 1:3-4

    3All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made 4In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
  • John 10:10

    10The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
  • Proverbs 12:28

    28In the way of righteousness is life,
    And in its pathway there is no death.
  • Acts 17:25

    25Nor is He worshiped with men‘s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.
  • 1 Timothy 6:13

    13I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,
  • Revelation 11:11

    11Now after the three-and-a-half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.

Free Will

  • Genesis 2:16-17

    16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
  • Deuteronomy 30:19-20

    19I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
  • Isaiah 48:18

    18Oh, that you had heeded My commandments!
    Then your peace would have been like a river,
    And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
  • Matthew 22:37

    37Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
  • 1 Corinthians 10:13

    13No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
  • John 7:17

    17If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority.


  • Matthew 1:21

    21And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.“
  • John 3:16

    16For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
  • Romans 6:23

    23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Romans 10:9

    9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
  • Ephesians 2:1-5

    1And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
    4But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
  • Ephesians 2:8-9

    8For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
  • Colossians 2:13

    13And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

Salvation is necessary to receive most of God’s gifts, which appear on the following pages in alphabetical order.

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