Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thanks Be to God for His Indescribable Gift!

Happy Resurrection Day, everyone.

Jesus is deserving of our endless praise, full surrender, willing trust, genuine obedience, and daily commitment. He has accomplished salvation on behalf of selfish, stubborn, rebellious wretches and we should consider it a privilege and joy to serve Him every day we are given. Through Christ, we have true life and eternal life. In Him, we find our true identity and purpose. We experience comfort and freedom, our eyes are opened to see life and sin for what it is, we gain a healthy outlook and know our Creator, Sustainer, and Savior. We no longer fear death. We experience true joy regardless of our circumstances.

Please do not take this day lightly or be flippant about it. I know this can be easy to do, especially if you have been a professing Christian or attended church for quite some time, but ask God to give you a renewed awareness of the wonder of His salvation, the beauty and perfection of His character, the truth and value of His word, and the need to share the Gospel with others and pray for them diligently, passionately, and fervently.

Consider how amazing it is to know the truth! Give praise to the One who has given you eyes to see your need for forgiveness and God's provision in His Son.

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"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!" Second Corinthians 9: 15

We owe Him our highest praises.

"All our peace and hope; all our comfort and joy in this life; all our prospect of pardon and salvation; all the offers of eternal glory are to be traced to him. Man has no prospect of being happy when he dies but in virtue of the 'unspeakable gift' of God. And when he thinks of his sins, which may now be freely pardoned; when he thinks of an agitated and troubled conscience, which may now be at peace; when he thinks of his soul, which may now be unspeakably and eternally happy; when he thinks of the hell from which he is delivered, and of the heaven to whose eternal glories he may now be raised up by the gift of a Saviour, his heart should overflow with gratitude, and the language should be continually on his lips and in his heart, 'thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.' Every other mercy should seem small compared with this; and every manifestation of right feeling in the heart should lead us to contemplate the source of it, and to feel, as Paul did, that all is to be traced to the unspeakable gift of God." Albert Barnes


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