God the Generous

Psalm 36:7–9 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.

At the head of this table sits a God who is not just rich, but generous. At his right hand are pleasures for evermore, his is a fountain of living water, he owns the cattle on a thousand hills.

Those invited to this table as poor as He is rich. The wealth of the parties gathered around this luxurious table, are as far from one another as the east is from the west. The point of this table is a transfer. What God has, he gives freely, what we do not have, is given to us freely.

One of the obvious pieces of evidence of our poverty is how easily we believe lies that this table is not a table of blessing. Basically, the ease with which we believe lies about the graciousness of God is one of the ways that we reveal how easily we believe lies about our generous God.

But admitting this, isn’t the same as wallowing in it. We have all seen victory in one another, experienced victory as God transfers us from glory to glory. We are not here to review our weeks with morbid scrutiny. In fact, we are here to feast on a God who is seeking to our eyes off of ourselves all together. His lovingkindness endures forever.

What all this means is that you are commanded to come to this table to meditate on the goodness, greatness and generosity of God and the goodness, greatness and generosity of all that He has given you.

You are commanded to repent of unbelief, the attitude that says that God is not really giving you anything worthwhile, here or anywhere else.

Your God is a god of grace, He is God the generous. Neither miserly or stingy. His Son is at the head of this table and has arranged it so that the food will never run out and will always sustain you.

So come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ

Author: Michael Kloss

There is a Sunday conscience, as well as a Sunday coat; and those who make religion a secondary concern put the coat and conscience carefully by to put on only once a week. - Charles Dickens

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