A bountiful God

    “Deal bountifully with your servant, so that I may live and observe your word” (Ps. 119:17).
    Last week the Focus article dealt with the importance of being acquainted with God’s word as it is lifted up in Psalm 119, the longest chapter in scripture. This week I’d like to focus on a bountiful God. God is bountiful because all good things of life and life itself comes from God. Psalm 139 in fact says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Modern doctors have just discovered in the last 75 years how true is that statement as they have discovered genetic codes. Only a bountiful God would make us all different in such complexity. Only a bountiful God would give us the simple word of truth in scriptures and yet make it deep enough that we can spend a lifetime plumbing its depths, and learning more each time we read it. God’s word is deep enough that we can read it at age 10 and understand something. When we read it at age thirty we seen new truths spring forth, and if we, being in a different place, at age 75 read it, there is still more light that breaks forth.

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