Jesus Christ is the greatest Gift that has ever been given to mankind. Many times, when we think about the gifts that our heavenly Father gives us, we break them down into their individual parts. For instance, no Christian would deny that salvation is a wonderful gift from the Lord. And, what about peace and joy, faith, hope and love? All of these are indeed priceless gifts. But, none of these particular gifts, along with a multitude of others, would have ever been available to us without the Gift — Jesus Christ!
Jesus makes it possible for you to partake of all those above-mentioned gifts. As God’s children, we are daily loaded down with benefits. But, we would have access to none of those daily gifts of God’s goodness if it were not for Jesus.
Consider how much Jesus loves you; His tender mercies toward you, which is literally pity. How kind and meek and mild He is toward you even though He is the Judge of all the world and could just as easily give you your due for not keeping every letter of the law! Now, think of all He has put up with to keep on loving you through those times when you weren’t pursuing Him as you should have been; how He loves you and forgives you, not even keeping a record of the wrongs you have committed once they are forgiven.
So, what is the Lord saying in these verses? Everything that Jesus has given you is in such abundance, it is not intended for you alone to partake of; His plan is for you to share it with others. Everything you needed Jesus to do for you, others need the same from you. Show mercy, kindness, meekness and longsuffering. But, that’s not humanly possible! Right, it is a gift; make these gifts a part of your life and then share the gift. Bear with one another!