Thursday, November 19, 2015

He Wants to Give You More

"And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things." (2 Samuel 12: 8)

David the great king had more than a lust problem.

He had a faith problem.

When he was resting at home, then saw a naked woman bathing, Bathsheba, he lusted after and went into her.

The fact is, that apart from the grace of God, sin will continue to have dominion over us.

"For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace." (Romans 6: 14)

Furthermore, God is in the giving mode:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting" (John 3:16)

and also

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?:" (Romans 8: 31-32)

Consider also that what awakens sin in our lives is our trying, and the law which places demands on our flesh:

"Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." (Romans 3: 20)


"The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15: 56-57)

God is not in the business of punishing us with "No, no, no" but today giving us something better:

"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2: 11-14)

Notice how the grace of God leads us to leave or lusts and live righteously!

We need Himself -- and we receive all things freely through Him.

"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." (Psalm 16: 11)

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