Scripture says God gave the land to Abraham. The Lord gave success to Joseph. God gave manna to his children in the desert. The Bible says our God gave his people deliverers when they were in trouble. Through Christ, God gave us the right to become his children.
In the Gospels, Jesus says “I give you eternal life.”
I give you my peace. I give you the Spirit. This is my body given for you. The Kingdom of God is given to you. I give you victory.
Paul says God has freely given us of his glorious grace.
God created in order to give. Jesus came to earth in order to give. He lived and died and rose again and reigns at the right hand of the Father in heaven in order to give.
“Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.” ~Ephesians 5:2
That’s the good news. God gave. Now I give. Freely you have received, freely give. God through Christ gave. Everything. Now I give. Everything. That’s the Gospel. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Blame Marc Columbo. What was that? Blame Jason Garrett for thinking the best way to slow down the Vikings pass rush was to run Marion Barber around the ends. Blame Jerry Wayne for giving up top draft picks and talent for Roy Williams. Blame the owner/GM/vendor for not developing any decent backup offensive linemen.
Tony Romo was running for his life at every snap. Don’t blame him.
Blame Wade Phillips. Is it Wade’s constant pointing to his own stats and numbers and accomplishments that makes this team think they’ve arrived when they’ve made it to a second-round game? Or that they’re entitled to something? Is it this team’s well-documented failures in December and in the post-season that caused them to feel like they had accomplished something of great significance by beating a bad Philly team at home? Why were they so offended by Favre’s late TD toss? Why did they seem so ill-prepared for that Vikings pass rush? Why did they get their heads handed to them 34-3? Did they think that since they were on such a roll, teams would bow in submission as soon as they stepped off the bus? Or does Wade’s personality and demeanor give his players the impression that winning that first playoff game in 13-years, his first ever as a head coach, had already accomplished the mission?