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Open Up the Gift

Years ago, while I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, a colleague gives me a Bible as a gift. Now, to be honest, I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why she’d buy me a Bible. Didn’t she know I had plenty of Bibles?

I confess that I had taken the Bible for granted.

Weeks pass. During this period, she keeps asking me if I had looked through the Bible.

I hadn’t.

One day she says, “Dr. Enis, please look through the Bible—at least flip through the Bible.”

Later that evening, I comply. As I flip through the Bible, I stumble upon a check for $100! Amen!

My point? When you take things for granted, you could be overlooking a blessing.