by John Doyle
“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift”
2 Corinthians 9:15.
What is that Gift – His Amazing GRACE. The revelation of God’s Love to man centers on the Cross. Its full significance cannot be described; pen cannot portray the enormity of His Love; the mind of man cannot comprehend the extent of Gods Grace, Christ crucified for our sins, Christ risen from the dead, Christ ascended on high and is now “sat down at the right hand of God Interceding for us” – AMAZING GRACE.
[Jesus], being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—
even death on a cross! (Philippians 2:6-8)
It is through the gift of Christ that we receive every blessing. Through that gift there comes to us day by day the unfailing flow of God’s Goodness and Grace. Every time I go into my garden I can smell the sweet fragrance of the flowers. Barbara and I watched the sun set and moon arise last night and it was so beautiful.
There is not a star that beautifies the Heavens which He did not make. There is not an article of food upon our tables that He has not provided for us. The GRACE of God is upon us all. Everything is supplied to man through the one unspeakable Gift, the only begotten Son of God.
“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” -1 Corinthians 2:9. Surely there are none that, beholding the riches of His GRACE, can fully explain the words of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthian Church: “Thanks be unto God for His indescribable gift” 2 Cor. 9:15
Let me give you my Description of this priceless Gift:
What Priceless Riches did we gain from the Expense of our Savior’s death on the Cross:
1. Complete Salvation – Eph. 2: 8-9
2. Complete Forgiveness – 2 Chronicles 7:14
3. Complete Reconciliation – Romans 5:10
4. Complete Eternal Life – John 10: 27 – 28
We have not earned any of these riches, they have been given to us because of Gods AMAZING GRACE.
We can’t end the devotional without singing the song together:
AMAZING GRACE, HOW SWEET THE SOUND THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME,
I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW AM FOUND, WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE
‘TWAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART TO FEAR AND GRACE MY FEARS RELIEVED,
HOW PRECIOUS DID THAT GRACE APPEAR, THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED
THROUGH MANY DANGERS, TOILS AND SNARES WE HAVE ALREADY COME,
‘TWAS GRACE THAT BROUGHT US SAFE THUS FAR, AND GRACE WILL LEAD US HOME,
Please let us know if we can pray for you at this time of Lockdown.
In the Love of the Lord Jesus,
John and Barbara