Topic: His Extravagant Love [Sunday February 26, 2017]
And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. – Deuteronomy 28:2
Some people have very low expectations of what God will provide for them materially. They trust Him to feed and clothe them, but they don’t trust Him to feed and clothe them very well!
Somehow they’ve gotten the idea that God’s an old miser who will do little more than put rags on their backs and beans on their tables. But that’s not what Jesus told us. He said in Matthew 6 that God would clothe us better than He clothed Solomon. That one statement alone proves that God wants to do more than just meet our basic needs. He wants to bless us abundantly. I know that from personal experience.
A few years ago I came home and found two expensive automobiles parked in my driveway. They’d been given to me to use by men who’d been blessed by the Lord through my ministry.
I was baffled. “Lord,” I said, “I didn’t need these cars. I hadn’t asked You for them, and I wasn’t believing for them. What are they doing here?”
Then the Lord spoke up on the inside of me. Have you ever read the scripture in Deuteronomy that says blessings shall come on and overtake those who hearken to My voice?
“Yes,” I answered.
Well, son, He said, you’ve just been overtaken.
Am I saying God gave me those expensive cars just so I could enjoy them? Yes. That’s exactly what I’m saying.
First Timothy 6:17 says, “[He] giveth us richly all things to enjoy.” God is a loving Father. He gets great pleasure from blessing His children. He’s extravagant where we’re concerned. But don’t let that worry you. He can afford it.
Once you truly believe that and begin to hearken to His voice, it won’t be long before His blessings will be overtaking you.
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 10:1-24
This message was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leader of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.