Today’s Scripture Selection: Second Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

As much as I like the writings of the apostle Paul, sometimes (dare I say it) he can be a bit wordy.

He seems to go out of his way to hammer out each fine point of theology; every nuance of meaning.  It’s as if he said to himself, “Why use only five words to say this when five-hundred would say it better?”

Then, on the other hand, sometimes he is the absolute epitome of brevity.

The above passage is a great example.

In the face of God’s

  • Incredible provision
  • Wonderful generosity
  • Powerful provision
  • Amazing grace

Paul simply exclaims,

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!”

Here he openly, and gratefully, admits – all that God is and does for us is truly, ultimately “indescribable” – so why waste words trying to do so?

I agree.  Sometimes there just isn’t anything else to say except….

“Thank you.”

Prayer: Lord, sometimes I fail to find the words to express my faith and my love.  But you know that already.  Thank you, Heavenly Father.  AMEN.

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