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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

Living Wisely #9—Praised for Wisdom

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares The Eternal “When I shall raise up for David a righteous Branch. He will reign as king and act wisely, doing justice and righteousness in the land.” Jeremiah 23:5 So often, Lord Jesus, I celebrate your mighty acts, but today exaltation of your wisdom fills my soul. In the … Continue reading

Living Wisely #8—Wisely Chosen

Go to the ant, O sluggard. Observe her ways and be wise. Notice that, having no chief, officer or ruler, she prepares her food in the summer, and gathers her provision in the harvest. Proverbs 6:6–8 For a regret-free future, take the initiative now. We live wisely when we see what needs to be done … Continue reading

Living Wisely #7—Wisely Ordered

Where bitter jealousy and selfish ambition exist in your heart, there is disorder and every evil thing. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. James 3:14–17 Foolishness produces chaos, which becomes a breeding ground for evil. Not the thoughtless foolishness we … Continue reading

Living Wisely #6—Wisely Done

Everyone who hears these words of mine, and acts upon them, is like a wise man who built his house upon the rock. The rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and burst against that house; but it did not fall, for it had been founded upon the rock. Matthew 7:24–25 We … Continue reading