Friday morning’s Bible Study, led by Dr. John Edgar carried the message of generosity through abundance using the key scripture 2 Corinthians 9.8: “And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.” Edgar offered the question, “Do we still believe these words? If God provides abundantly, do we give abundantly.”
God’s abundance starts in the story of creation; God created abundantly and continues to create. God ordered creation around abundance. Sadly, the economy of abundance has been undermined by the human creation, but God continues to provide in abundance.
Edgar offered the story of the feeding of the multitude from John 6:1-13. God uses abundance to bless, which is counterintuitive to a spirit of scarcity. The divine economy of abundance starts with a choice to give what you have and is triggered by generosity. We live in a divine economy of abundance and need to move away from scarcity and and embrace God’s abundance.