Summary: GOD Is Very Nice Indeed, Let Me Count The Ways by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
GOD Is Very Nice Indeed, Let Me Count The Ways by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
Genesis 33:5 And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children; and said, Who are those with thee? And he said, The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.
graciously given from the Hebrew word: chanan - khaw-nan - properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor; to bestow; to implore; beseech; have pity upon
A primitive root (compare H2583); properly to bend or stoop in kindness to an inferior; to favor, bestow; causatively to implore (that is, move to favor by petition): - beseech, X fair, (be, find, shew) favour (-able), be (deal, give, grant (gracious (-ly), intreat, (be) merciful, have (shew) mercy (on, upon), have pity upon, pray, make supplication, X very.
75 times it occured in King James Version
16 times appeared as "mercy", 12 times as "gracious", 12 times as "merciful", 10 times as "supplication", 8 times as "favour", 4 times as "besought", 4 times as "pity", 3 times as "graciously"
Total KJV Occurrences: 75
Deu_7:2, Psa_6:1-2 (2), Psa_9:13, Psa_25:16, Psa_27:7, Psa_30:10, Psa_31:9, Psa_37:21, Psa_51:1, Psa_86:16, Psa_123:2-3 (3), Pro_14:21, Pro_14:31
Gen_43:29, Exo_33:19 (2), Num_6:25, 2Ki_13:22-23 (2), Job_33:24, Isa_30:18-19 (2), Isa_33:2, Jer_22:23, Mal_1:9
Psa_26:11, Psa_37:26, Psa_41:4, Psa_41:10, Psa_57:1 (3), Psa_59:5, Psa_67:1, Psa_86:3, Psa_119:58, Psa_119:132
1Ki_8:33, 1Ki_8:47, 1Ki_8:59, 2Ch_6:24, Est_4:8, Job_8:5, Job_9:15, Psa_30:8, Psa_142:1, Hos_12:4
Deu_28:50, Psa_102:13-14 (2), Psa_109:12, Psa_112:5, Isa_27:10-11 (3)
Gen_42:21, Deu_3:23, 2Ki_1:13, Est_8:3
Job_19:21 (2), Pro_19:17, Pro_28:8
Gen_33:5, Gen_33:11, Psa_119:29
For lack of a better word, GOD IS VERY, VERY, INFINITELY AND ABSOLUTELY NICE INDEED, Let us count the ways.
1. HE FEEDS THE 5,000 AND 4,000 PEOPLE, HE DOESN'T WANT THEM TO GET HUNGRY (Matthew 14:15-21)
Look carefully at the KING OF KINGS, and LORD OF LORDS, "Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples, and they gave it to the people." (Matthew 14:19)
Mat 14:15 That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, "This place is like a desert, and it is already late. Let the crowds leave, so they can go to the villages and buy some food."
Mat 14:16 Jesus replied, "They don't have to leave. Why don't you give them something to eat?"
Mat 14:17 But they said, "We have only five small loaves of bread and two fish."
Mat 14:18 Jesus asked his disciples to bring the food to him,
Mat 14:19 and he told the crowd to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples, and they gave it to the people.
Mat 14:20 After everyone had eaten all they wanted, Jesus' disciples picked up twelve large baskets of leftovers.
Mat 14:21 There were about five thousand men who ate, not counting the women and children.
2. HE WASHES THE DISCIPLES FEET. (John. 13:5)
He put some water into a large bowl. Then he began washing his disciples' feet and drying them with the towel he was wearing.
My LORD JESUS don't need to do it, I don't see the need since He already came to us in the form of a man, what other humility there is to show that HE's so Gracious to us.
Joh 1:10 The Word was in the world, but no one knew him, though God had made the world with his Word.
Joh 1:11 He came into his own world, but his own nation did not welcome him.
Joh 1:12 Yet some people accepted him and put their faith in him. So he gave them the right to be the children of God.
3. HE WAITED ON ABRAHAM TO FEED HIM (Genesis 18:1-5)
Gen 18:1 One hot summer afternoon Abraham was sitting by the entrance to his tent near the sacred trees of Mamre, when the LORD appeared to him.
Gen 18:2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. He quickly ran to meet them, bowed with his face to the ground,
Gen 18:3 and said, "Please come to my home where I can serve you.
Gen 18:4 I'll have some water brought, so you can wash your feet, then you can rest under the tree.
Gen 18:5 Let me get you some food to give you strength before you leave. I would be honored to serve you." "Thank you very much," they answered. "We accept your offer."