2 Corinthians 9:15 “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.”
Paul thanks God for His gift that is “unspeakable”. In other words a gift that is indescribable. God’s greatest gift truly leaves a person speechless.
Why is the gift of God so amazing, indescribable, and unspeakable to those that have received it by faith?
A. It is a gift of God
1. Jesus the Saviour for our sin
Matthew 1:21 “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”
JESUS = The Lord Saves (JESUS SAVES)
Sin brings forth death, and it is only through the name of Jesus a person is able to be saved from sin.
Acts 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
It is absolutely astonishing to ponder the fact that God is willing to forgive all the evil we have thought, said and done.
Psalm 32:1 “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
God said to Jeremiah “…for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”Jeremiah 31:34
Psalm 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.”
2. Eternal life
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
There are some things in this life that we are fascinated with, but can you image the things which we cannot see? Eternity, what would it be like?
When God created us, He created us an eternal being. We are more than a body. We have a soul, and when our body dies our soul will live on; we either will have eternal life or eternal death. Heaven or Hell.
Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
a. Prepared place in Heaven with the Lord – John 14:1-3
b. We are Royalty – The Children of God – 1 John 3:1
B. It is a gift of God’s Grace
Matthew 1:21 “…for he shall save his people from their sins.”
1. God Paid the price in full
The thought of God becoming a baby (Man-child) has shocked the world. John 1:1, 14 – 1 Tim 3:16
God a King, was made a Servant. He was not born in a palace, but was born in an animal house. He is the Creator of the world, and yet the world had no room for Him. God being rich was made poor, and had nowhere to lay His head. 2 Corinthians 8:9
Mathew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”
Even other religions cannot believe this. Why would God become a man?
2. God is Love
Philippians 2:7-8 “But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. vs 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”
Not only His birth would be amazing, but also His death. God being in the flesh, suffered and died for sinners.
1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”
What makes this amazing grace and leaves a person speechless is that we all didn’t deserve it, and God didn’t have to do it. Romans 5:8
Isaiah 50:6 “I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.”
John 10:15 “… I lay down my life for the sheep.”
What is the unspeakable and indescribable gift? God's amazing Love