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Abounding in the work of the Lord

In Ephesians 1:8, and it tells us that God has overdone it in this way, “in which He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.” He didn’t just give us enough to get by. He gave us as much as was possible for us to handle. Magnanimously did God give to us. In Philippians 1:9, Paul says, “I pray that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.” And not just enough to get by, but more than is just enough. In 1 Thessalonians 3:12, it says, “The Lord is to make you to increase and to overdo it in loving one another and all men.” In chapter 4, verse one of the same 1 Thessalonian Epistle, “We are to abound more and more.” And in verse 10, it says the same thing, “We are to abound or increase more and more.” And you’ll remember that the giving of the Macedonians in 2 Corinthians 8, “Out of their poverty, there came an overabounding liberality.” In other words, they did as much as was possible from their poor circumstance.

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