God Is Not A Tightwad

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Despite our best protests, sometimes we believe a dastardly lie. Deep down, we suspect that God is stingy. We think that He is on a strict heavenly budget. “Well, God just can’t afford to give me that,” we think. So we settle down, expecting stale Ritz crackers and hard water, and try to paste on a smile of thankfulness. Then, when God showers down blessings, we’re shocked, jaws agape. Should God’s generosity take us by surprise? Should we not trust in His loving provision? God clearly demonstrates His generosity to us.

Let’s look at four examples of God’s generosity.

 

The Beauty of Creation

Creation shouts the generosity of God. He pulled out His palette and splashed the world in colours of a million hues. He entrusted man with music with which to praise Him, rejoice, and create fresh beauty. He thought, “They’ll want a romantic setting sometimes,” and whipped up a sky full of sparkling stars. “They’ll need to eat,” He said. So he created cows and salmon, blueberries and coconuts, and thousands of delightful foods. “They’ll need a routine and security,” He thought. So He created days and weeks bounded by sun and moon. “It is not good that the man should be alone,” He said. So He created woman and gave her to Adam in joyful marriage. And all that God made was very good.
 

His Word

God could have given us a book like those owner’s manuals that come with dishwashers. They are B-o-r-i-n-g with a capital B. It could have been a very long list of Do’s and Don’t’s. He could have said, “This will cost too much for those poor little Baptists to print,” and limited Himself to 100 pages. But no! He spoke through forty men, inspiring them to record poetry, history, geography, biography, prophecy, proverbs, and even some love stories. From the brilliant theological expositions of Paul to the timeless prose of Ruth, the Bible astounds the reader with its sheer diversity and excellence. Despite its diversity, the Bible is unified and self-consistent in doctrine and details. It has everything we need for life and godliness. The Bible is indeed a generous Book.
 

His Son

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.” (1 John 4:9) God only had one Son. Yet He sent Jesus into the world to endure shame, seeming failure, and the cruel death on Calvary’s cross. God provided the sacrifice to pay for our sins. Could anything have harmed Jesus without harming His Father inwardly ten times over? Can anyone imagine the quivering pain of the heart of God when His only Son hung between earth and sky? How can we doubt the love which makes such a sacrifice? This wondrous love calls all to come, turning from sin, and believe on His Son for forgiveness and salvation. Let us not refuse the most precious Gift ever given, Jesus Christ.
 

Mansions Someday

“In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
(John 14:2)
Jesus has returned to heaven to prepare a place for all who have believed on Him. Like a bridegroom, He is preparing luxurious and beautiful accommodations for His bride, the Church. He eagerly awaits the moment when He will return and take us Home. We cannot imagine the beauty, the peace, and the satisfaction we will find in heaven. He will wipe away all tears and abolish death, sorrow, crying, and pain. He will make all things new, and we will reign and live with Him forever.
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.” Isaiah 64:4
 
I can’t wait to see the fullness of God’s generosity someday…beyond the bounds of time and space.
Till then, let’s trust our Father’s loving provision.
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11
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Will you trust the generous heart of God? Learn more from the Word of God each week by worshipping with the friendly church family of Northside Baptist Church – Sundays at 11:00 am. 

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