Who has ever given to God?

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God is special simply and profoundly because he is God.
He is unsearchable.
He turns to no one for help or advice.
He is in no one’s debt.
No one calls him to account.
All things are because he is.
He died for the unworthy, the unlovable, the ungrateful.
He became sin so that his people would live.
He is three persons and one God.

It is this special God who sent his Son to die for me because it pleased him to do so. He is my Shepherd. I have no needs. He is my savior, I have no words.

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
 and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord?
  Or who has been his counselor?”
“Who has ever given to God,
  that God should repay him?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
Romans 11:33-36

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.