“God is not an Indian Giver” by Wylie Comp with Faith Harvest Ministries, Inc.


Historically, Native Americans had an unusual but not uncommon cultural

understanding: If you gave something to someone, something special, for

them to enjoy, etc., it could be taken back if the one giving thought the gift

was no longer appreciated. Maybe they just decided to take it back.

Whatever the reason, over the years, this and similar variations, became

known as “Indian Giving.”

With the gift of salvation God rewards each Believer according to their

labor. (1 Corinthians 3.8-9). What we do with it is part of our living, or, as

in the case of some, not living for Christ. But, unlike the provision of the

Native American culture, God does not take back His gift. He tells us to

hold on to our faith and factually declares He will come for His own and

give to every Believer according to their work. (Revelation 22.12).

God is not an “Indian Giver.” The Lord loves the just and will not forsake

His faithful ones. They will be protected forever. (Psalm 37.28). Christ

Himself declares that whoever comes to Him will never be driven away.

Whosoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. (John 6.37).

Because of our faith, we know that if we die with our belief in Christ, we

also know we will live with Him. (Romans 6.8). Nothing can separate us

from Christ our Lord. (Romans 8.28-39). Like the Believers at Corinth, we

are saved, but not sinless. Even so, we will be blameless on the Day of the

Lord. (1Corinthians 1.6-9). And, we all know we are saved by grace

through faith; not of works so we will have no opportunity for boasting.

(Ephesians 2.8-9). But, if we read on, we know we are Christ’s and called to

do good work in His name. (Ephesians 2.10-19). Believers are sealed unto

the day of redemption. We are renewed by the Holy Spirit and we are not

to grieve Him. We are to forgive others in their short-comings even as God

for Christ’s sake forgives us. (Ephesians 4.23-32).

We belong to God and He will not forget us. Forgive us most certainly, but

not forget. (Hebrewa 6.10-11). There are those who accept the truth but in

their own way they never apply it to themselves. They do not see any fruit

and even though they know the truth they turn away. Their fate is foretold.

(Hebrews 6.4-6).

When Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30) He meant it is finished. All that is

left for us to do is to believe it. (Jn 3:16) When Paul said that God has

accepted responsibility for us, put His seal of ownership on us and the Holy

Spirit in us, to guarantee our inheritance (2 Cor 1:21-22) He meant just that.

No power in Heaven or on Earth can break that seal

(Romans 8:38-39).

So, is God an “Indian Giver”? Absolutely not !

God is not an Indian Giver





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