Monday, July 5, 2021

The Psalmist David declares that God is loving and generous.

Psalm 84:11 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. (KJV)

God’s default is giving . . . and not just “enough”, He gives generously! Every day the sun rises warming and nurturing the earth. God even identifies Himself as “Father” – fathers are providers and protectors. Trust God to protect you and supply your needs!

One of the accusations often directed against God is that He wants to take away the fun in life!   Charles Haddon Spurgeon wrote, “In all of my years of service to my Lord, I have discovered a truth that has never failed and has never been compromised. That truth is that it is beyond the realm of possibilities that one has the ability to out give God. Even if I give the whole of my worth to Him, He will find a way to give back to me much more than I gave.”

Have no fear, as you obediently walk in the commands of God . . . at the end of life you’ll never be able to accuse Him of being a killjoy! Matthew Henry, a well-known pastor and commentator was on his deathbed in 1714 at the age of 52. He said to a friend, “a life spent in the service of God, and communion with Him, is the most comfortable and pleasant life that one can live in the present world.”