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Thought from the Word

December 26, 2018

II Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”


After 2 chapters ( II Cor. 8-9) on giving the Scriptures do not want to leave the subject till we are told of the greatest gift giver of all times and the greatest gift of all times.There 2 gifts we have given to us by God.They are the gift of God’s Son Jesus and the gift of salvation which He gave all mankind.They are so wonderful that they are unspeakable or hard to describe.They are gifts because we cannot earn salvation; we are to receive Jesus and salvation as gifts. (Eph. 28-9)If we earn them they would not be a gift then.An old time commentary writer wrote:“Our affliction we scarcely ever forget; our mercies we scarcely ever remember! Our hearts are alive to complaint, but dead to gratitude. We have had ten thousand mercies for one judgment, and yet our complaints to our thanksgivings have been ten thousand to one! How is it that God endures this, and bears with us?” (Clarke)Let’s be sure to give thanks for our special gift here in this Christmas season.

God said “When I offered up My one and only Son, I gave you the best gift I could give.”