Key Verse: Verse 15 – “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
Key Words: unspeakable gift
Paul had been writing
to the church at
Chapter nine closes with Paul talking about God’s unspeakable gift. The word unspeakable means indescribable. This is not money Paul is talking about; he’s talking about Jesus Christ and what Christ has done for them. We do what we do for God because of our spirit of thankfulness for His unspeakable gift of Jesus Who has given us everlasting life.
A Christian general
and a judge in
“It is rather amazing,” replied the general, “unless you realize their motive.”
“Ah, that’s just my difficulty.”
“Their motive is gratitude.”
“Gratitude! What have our poor people ever done for them that these ladies should feel gratitude? I wish you would explain it for me.”
“To explain would involve the essential differences between our religions.”
“I’ll listen to you,” said the judge.
The general gave him a story of a friend in greatest difficulties over money matters, and his debt was paid by a kind stranger. Then he explained, “Though our debts have been paid and we are free, we owe the deepest gratitude to Jesus Christ our Saviour, Who paid them for us, and that explains these missionary ladies. They have only one motive: to prove their gratitude to Him Who paid their debts.”Thank God for His unspeakable gift!
What to do:
✞ Show others your thankfulness to God for His unspeakable gift through your actions of love and service.
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