Sunday, December 4, 2022

 The Unspeakable Gift

Jack Davis

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 

II Cor. 9:15

Oh, what a gift! What thanks can we offer? What thanks, do we give? Who is able to tell, or express the entire contents, the eternal benefits of such abundant giving?

James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” In Hebrews six, verse 4, we read of a “heavenly” gift. God loved so much He gave the best in the universe, Jesus loved me and gave Himself for me. John 3:16, Gal. 2:20.

Who is able to comprehend all it cost God our Father, and Jesus Christ our Lord to provide such for us? Do we grasp the full meaning of such statements as: “He that spared not His own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?” Rom. 8:32 or II Cor, 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” And that “God made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” - II Cor. 5:21.

How does such indescribable, inexpressible, inestimable, incomparable, generosity beyond words dawn upon our hearts? Jesus told the woman at the well, that if she knew God’s gift she would have asked of Him, for He gives living waters. Thank God, He has provided that we fully know him, the greatest of all gifts from the greatest of all givers. The Holy Spirit has been sent to unwrap, unfold and reveal to our hearts the manifold grace of his marvelous giving.

“I have many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when He, the  Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mind, and shall shew it unto you” - John 16:12-15. 

Consider I Cor. 2:9-12, “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.” 

The immeasurable measure of all God’s giving, is the gift of Christ. For it all comes to us in, with, through or by His Son. “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of  Christ” – Eph. 4:7. This unspeakable gift, all undeserved, unearned, contains unsearchable riches – Eph. 3:8. We each partake of Him in individual measure. 

We make the choice and appropriate or apprehend what we want of Him. There are differing degrees or measures of assimilating Him into each of our lives. Our apostle Paul has proclaimed unto us wealth that is indeed untraceable, fathomless, boundless and exhaustless. Such riches are only to be discovered “in Christ.” Endless treasures are available to those in Him.

“What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord” – Psalm 116:12-13. “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits” – Psalm 103:1-2.

Although we cannot express all that is God’s unspeakable gifts, yet appreciation for such giving should produce Thanks-givers, Thanks-livers. Rom. 14:6-9 and II Cor. 5:14-15. Thank God, that we can express our thanks from the depths of our being, “all that is within me;” and from the dedication of our lives.

“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” – Col. 1:12-13.