“Indian giver!” I do not insinuate in any way that our Native Indian citizens gave to us and then took back their gifts. Now that I think of it, the white man took the Indian’s lands; in return, they gave them allotted land through treaties and then failed to keep their word. I’ll step down from my soap box and proceed. In my childhood selfishness, I may have given something to a friend and then took it back.
God’s gifts are for keeps. The only thing He takes away is my sins.
“THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB. AND THIS IS MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS.’
From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:26b-29 NAS).”