2 Corinthians 9:15 Unto God

2 Corinthians 9:15 (KJV)
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

The entire chapter is taken up with, if you will, praises for the church in Corinth. 

  • Their forwardness to give
  • Their readiness
  • Their bountifulness 
  • Their cheerfulness 
  • Their contribution to thanksgiving of others
  • Their prayers
  • Their exceeding grace

were all an example and had provoked others to the same. 

We are bound to recognize and give thanks to those who “get it” and then “give it.”

Then the chapter ends, not with their gifts, but God’s unspeakable gift. 

Someone might argue that His gift was their generosity. I beg to differ. The only gift that could possibly be considered unspeakable is that gift God Himself gave when He so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. 

His unspeakable gift is the foundation upon which all Christian giving rests. 

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2 Corinthians 9:15 Unto God

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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