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Goodness #2—Good Laboring

Here is what is good and fitting: to eat, to drink and to enjoy yourself in all your labor in which you toil under the sun during the few years of your life which God has given you; for this is your portion. Ecclesiastes 5:18 Some days when frustration is at its height, when our … Continue reading

Goodness #1—Goodness in Groups

As children we learned the prayer: “God is great and God is good.”  As adults we would be wise not to forget this fundamental truth, especially in a time when goodness is difficult to perceive in the world around us. When Moses asked to see the glory of God, God promised to let all his … Continue reading

Abundance #8—Praised Abundance

They shall speak of the power of your awesome acts; and tell of your greatness. They shall bubble over with the memory of your abundant goodness, singing joyfully of your righteousness. Psalm 145:7 From idol worship to Father of Many Nations, you transformed Abraham into the “Friend of God.” You guided the children of promise … Continue reading

Abundance #7—Just Abundance

To everyone who has shall more be given. So he shall have an abundance. But from the one who does not have, even what he has shall be taken away. Matthew 25:29 While the weeds grow in the field among the wheat; while the wicked seem to prosper more than the righteous; while the rain … Continue reading

Abundance #6—Comforting Abundance

As the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ … This comfort, extended to you by us, is effective for the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. 2 Corinthians 1:4–6 Paul warned all his converts in advance that they would suffer rejection as … Continue reading

Abundance #5—Abundant Life

The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that my people might have life, and might have it abundantly. John 10:10 Through Jesus God offers us the ultimately satisfying life. Therefore, it will be an ultimately joy-filled life. It will be one of bold adventure, as he leads us each day … Continue reading

Abundance #4—Forgiving Abundance

Let the wicked forsake their way, and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them return to the Eternal, for he will have compassion on them; indeed, to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:7 “As far as the east is from the west” is abundant pardon. God will remove the power and punishment of … Continue reading

Abundance #3—Sufficient Abundance

Do what you have purposed in your heart; not grudgingly or under compulsion; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed. 2 Corinthians 9:7–8 The only way we can be … Continue reading

Abundance #2—Duty-free Abundance

Be gracious to me, O Eternal, for I cry to you all day long. Make your servant’s glad, for I lift up my soul to you O Lord. For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in extravagant kindness to all who call upon you. Psalm 86:3–5 When we relate to the … Continue reading

Abundance #1—Exceeding Abundance

Now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Ephesians 3:20–21 Because God is glorious, he is extravagantly kind. Because God is delighted with … Continue reading