He Gives What He Promises

Thanks to those of you who checked on me after noticing the five days without a post.  We have been working a lot and we had some visitors, so it was a busy few days.  You will be hearing more about all that!  But Tom and I are hoping to get into a regular routine now, so I will be writing on my usual schedule.

To start the week off right, I want you to think about what God gives you.  I am a big “count your blessings” person, so I often think about the things he gives me.

This week I was thinking about what he promises in the Bible to give us.  I looked at Bible verses that include the phrase “He gives”.  I was overwhelmed by the rich variety of his generosity.  Instead of commenting on all of these gifts, I am listing them for your consideration.

Image from Mesa Church of Christ

He gives us more grace.  James 4:6

He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.  Daniel 2:21

He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.  Acts 17:25

To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.  Ecclesiastes 2:26

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Isaiah 40:29

He gives the afflicted their rights.  Job 36:6

He gives his king great victories; he shows unfailing love to his anointed, to David and to his descendants forever.  Psalm 18:50

He gives food to every creature. His love endures forever.  Psalm 136:25

For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.  John 3:34

He gives grace to the afflicted  Proverbs 3:34

The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.  Revelation 21:23

He gives rest to those he loves.  Psalm 127:2

He gives songs in the night.  Job 35:10

He who comes down from heaven gives life to the world.  John 6:33

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  James 1:17

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!  Matthew 7:11

These are a few of the verses that describe what God gives us and the mercy he shows to us.  Can you find more verses like this?

What a wonderful God we serve!  He has so richly blessed us with so many good things!  God gives us so much – what can we give him in return?