William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 2 Corinthians 9:15 - 9:15

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William Burkitt Notes and Observations - 2 Corinthians 9:15 - 9:15


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Here the apostle concludes his discourse upon this great argument, with a doxology, praising and blessing God for putting it into their hearts, in so liberal a manner, to relieve the necessities of the saints, by which so much glory did redound to God, and so much honour to the Christian religion. This he calls, not barely an admirable, but an unspeakable gift; because a gift by which God was so much glorified, the gospel adorned, the poor saints so much comforted, and they themselves so plentifully rewared:- Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

But if the Corinthians' charity was an unspeakable gift, the gift of God to a lost world to whom this title of unspeakable doth best agree; who is the author and finisher of all grace, and particularly of this noble grace of charity in the hearts of his people; for he sends his Holy Spirit, and pours into their hearts his most excellent grace of charity, the very bond of peace, and of all virtues, without which, whosoever liveth, is counted dead before him.

Eternal thanks then be to Christ for this admirable gift of charity, and thanks be to God for the unspeakable gift of Christ. Amen.