The Cruel Winter of 1909
March 15, 2013
Being In Christ – Part 4
March 17, 2013
The Cruel Winter of 1909
March 15, 2013
Being In Christ – Part 4
March 17, 2013

The Unspeakable Gift

Beach View at North Myrtle Beach 2013

Beach View at North Myrtle Beach 2013

14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. 2 Corinthians 9:14-15

Paul continues writing about the gift the Corinthians would give to the needy Christians in Jerusalem. He makes two important points.

First, is the prayer for them from those receiving this gift., that they would be praying for them. People don’t respond to your talk so much as they do action. If you promise something and don’t deliver, you are more likely to be cursed than praised. People are more likely to pray for you when they see your good deeds and glorify God. Paul is reminding the Church at Corinth that long after they have given the gift, people would be praying for them. I receive comfort by the knowledge that someone is praying for me.

Second, this gift of grace comes from the giver of grace. We give because we have received. Jesus gave even when we couldn’t give Him anything. He loved us even when we were sinners. He demonstrated love by giving. Paul called this His unspeakable gift. When you are trying to put into words the amazing grace of God, it becomes indescribable. Paul doesn’t mean we shouldn’t speak about it, but when you are speaking about the greatest gift ever given, words seem to run short in describing it.

Our giving is a grace given us because God gave His only begotten son that whosoever believes on Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) Thanks be to God for this indescribable gift.