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Stewardship: Our Generous God *

Yesterday, from Psalm 145, we look at how exceedingly great God’s generosity is. You might call it immeasurably huge. Infinitely rich. Keep trying. Words fail…

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But the psalm doesn’t stop there. Let’s consider how broad God’s generosity is. How far and wide does it extend?

8 The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
9 The Lord is good to all,
and his mercy is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
and all your saints shall bless you!
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom
and tell of your power,
12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

Consider the words bolded above. God’s goodness hovers over every single thing He has ever created. Every galaxy, every star, every planet, every plant, every animal, every snowflake, every person.

Furthermore – God’s generous kindness extends over all of time. Noah’s generation. Moses’ generation. Israel’s times of wandering, and settling, and exile. Jeremiah’s lamentable time. Jesus’ time. Yesterday. Today. Forever.

Sometimes, when we experience a particular blessing, we say something like, “God was good to me today.”

What we really need to say, at every moment and in every generation, is “God is good, and glorious, and generous. Always and everywhere. No matter what I am experiencing at this moment. The Lord is gracious and merciful. Period.”

OK, that’s a little wordy. God is good. That’ll do.

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* This series is part of a 12-week study on the topic: Being Stewards of God <— (outline). We’re now in week 3, staring directly into the generous heart of God. If you’d like to receive these posts in your inbox, just put your email address in the Email Subscription box up there on the right sidebar >

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