Summary: To show that GOD in His Great Goodness laid up all things for us and even labored and work hard for His children.
Are you a hard worker?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD in His Great Goodness laid up all things for us and even labored and work hard for His children.
Psalms 31:19 (Amplified Bible)
31:19 Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men!
Promises and Parallel verses:
John 1:16 (New Century Version)
1:16 Because he was full of grace and truth, from him we all received one gift after another.
2 Peter 1:3 (New Century Version)
1:3 Jesus has the power of God, by which he has given us everything we need to live and to serve God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus called us by his glory and goodness.
Hebrews 13:20 (New Century Version)
13:20 I pray that the God of peace will give you every good thing you need so you can do what he wants. God raised from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, because of the blood of his death. His blood began the eternal agreement that God made with his people. I pray that God will do in us what pleases him, through Jesus Christ, and to him be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Ephesians 1:3 (New Century Version)
1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In Christ, God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly world.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for Your Great Goodness that You have store up for us so we can share Your Great Goodness to others as well.
Great goodness of the LORD
A. Authors: Authorship of many is uncertain, generally attributed to King David.
B. Date written: c. 1440 to 450 B.C. ( From Moses to Ezra)
C. Purpose: 150 songs to praise and worship GOD
D. To whom written: Sometimes to GOD, sometimes to author
E. Main Themes: praise and worship, prayer and praise
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. How Great is GOD's Goodness
"Oh, how great is Your goodness,"
Great or "rab" in Hebrew meaning:
1. Abundant in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality
3. plenteous, populous, prince
Goodness or "toob" in Hebrew meaning:
1. goodness - superlatively concrete, the best
2. beauty, goodness, welfare
Psalms 34:8 (Amplified Bible)
34:8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him.
Psalms 36:7-10 (Amplified Bible)
36:7 How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
36:8 They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.
36:9 For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
36:10 O continue Your loving-kindness to those who know You, Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (Amplified Bible)
2:9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].
1 John 3:1-2 (Amplified Bible)
3:1 SEE WHAT [an incredible] quality of love the Father has given (shown, bestowed on) us, that we should [be permitted to] be named and called and counted the children of God! And so we are! The reason that the world does not know (recognize, acknowledge) us is that it does not know (recognize, acknowledge) Him.
3:2 Beloved, we are [even here and] now God’s children; it is not yet disclosed (made clear) what we shall be [hereafter], but we know that when He comes and is manifested, we shall [as God’s children] resemble and be like Him, for we shall see Him just as He [really] is.
Illustration: The wealthy business tycoons teaches their children by hiring them first at the bottom position and let them do hard work to earn their position and salary. Wicked fathers that gives snake to their children asking for fish. Their children ask for food but they gave them death. Hard work is death on earth.
Luke 16:15 (New Century Version)
16:15 He said to them, “You make yourselves look good in front of people, but God knows what is really in your hearts. What is important to people is hateful in God’s sight.