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Verses 6-7: “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

My wife and I give to our church through other means than money. We buy and donate hard to get items for our church, such as items for the food closet. We had made a recent delivery during lunch, and were walking back to our truck, when my wife exclaimed, “The tithe! We forgot to give the check!” At which, we wheeled around on our heels, went back in the office, I did my unpatented Lt. Columbo impression “oh, just one more thing”, and we gave our tithe check. You see, we enjoy being able to give back to God through our local church.

Paul is reminding the church here that God loves a cheerful giver. Have you ever received a “gift” that really wasn’t heartfelt? (ever been forced to give an apology? Wasn’t very sincere, was it?) But in this case, we should be glad to give back to God, Who has given us so much. Just check out verse 15: “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” That gift is eternal salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ.

It’s impossible to out-give God…but enjoy it when you’re giving!

Something to think about!


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verse 15: “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!”

Indescribable – that which cannot be described. Merriam-Webster even has the description: “surpassing description”.

One of the things I enjoy doing is writing poetry (though it seems like I haven’t been able to do it recently). So imagine what it’s like to try and describe something…and you can’t find the words! Every attempt to use an adjective fails, because that adjective can’t describe that feeling or sight or sensation that you’re trying to describe. Every word you use is inadequate in perfectly painting the picture of what it is you wish to tell others about.

That is what God’s indescribable gift of His Son, Jesus, is to us. Utterly, totally, indescribable. A gift like none other ever given. Accepting Him as Lord and Savior in your lives cannot compare to anything this old world has to offer. Think about that today!

Have a blessed and safe Labor Day weekend!

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