2 Corinthians 9:15 The Amplified Bible
“Now thanks be to God for His Gift, precious beyond telling; his indescribable, inexpressible, free Gift!”
When Christians speak of the Gift of God, they are referring to either the salvation offered through the sacrificial death of Jesus or the associated grace that we then fall under. Here the Apostle Paul happens to be describing God’s grace. Without suitable words Paul simply says it’s “indescribable”. How many times in life have you encountered experiences that defied description. It was as if no words had been created to best describe what you were experiencing at that moment.
This is what Paul is conveying to his readers in his second letter to the brethren in Corinth. That the grace of God is so wonderful, it defies description. Human words could never fully define it. The words “unmerited favor” don’t seem to do it justice. “Receiving something that you don’t deserve” helps at bit, but still doesn’t express the true grandeur of its’ meaning. So we find ourselves in a quandary. We have experienced something that cannot be fully explained or described. We embrace it and accept it at no cost to you. We really don’t have to figure everything out and we will certainly never understand everything we encounter in this life, so take the gift and tuck it in your heart. Guard it by the way you live and do not take it for granted, thus cheapening it.
The grace of God is given to all those who confess and accept Him as their Savior and Lord. Disregard it and you will never find it. Surrender. Give yourself over to the will of God. God is no respecter of persons. He loves each of us the same. His grace is for you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Amplified Bible, published by Zondervan.