Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. Isaiah 55:2
In Christ, we have abundant life, as He promised in John 10:10. But how should we define the word abundant?The thesaurus defines it as: “lavish, overflowing, bountiful, plenteous, teeming, more than is needed.”
Think of it! God is abundant in mercy (Numbers 14:18). That is, His mercy is lavish, overflowing, bountiful, plenteous, teeming, and more than enough to forgive any guilt we’ve been feeling. He gives abundant joy (Philippians 1:26), more than is needed for any trial. We can delight ourselves in the abundance of peace (Psalm 37:11), and He is able to do “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). When we get to heaven and look back on our earthly days, we’ll find that He answered our prayers with lavishing, overflowing, bountiful, plenteous, teeming generosity.
He gives so much more than is needed!
And think of the eternal abundance of our inheritance in heaven! Jesus is not insolvent. The abundant life is ours through Him. We should delight in the abundance of Christ, who is our life.
What is more abundant life? It is the Lord Jesus Himself…. Life more abundant is glorious life… victorious life… fruitful life… strong life… praising life. Vadakunnu David, evangelist in Ceylon