Jesus said, "...I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly" (John 10:10). Because of God's great grace and love for us He has provided all that we need through Jesus Christ. As Peter said in II Peter 1:3, "Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence."
In our Lord Jesus Christ we can find an abundance of pardon. Concerning those who come to God the scriptures say, "He will abundantly pardon" (Isaiah 55:7). A true genuine spirit of repentance shall result in pardon for the sinner. Not just pardon but abundant pardon. God does this in abundance because of His love for us and His desire for us to be forgiven of all our sin. Man must hear the gospel, believe the gospel and obey the gospel of Christ (I Peter 4:18; II Thessalonians 1:7-9). Have you obeyed the gospel?
In the Christian life there should be an abundance of love. God's love for us motivates us to love Him in return and to love others as well. Deeds and sacrifices without love is nothing (I Corinthians 13:1-3). The apostle John said, "Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another" (I John 4:11). The love of God has been demonstrated to us through the giving of the lamb of God for our sins (Romans 5:8-10). Certainly one would say that this love has been abundantly supplied and in Christ all our needs are met. If we love Him we will keep His commandments (John 14:15) and His commandments are not burdensome (I John 5:3). Have you responded to the love of God?
In the way that God has shown us in His Son's resurrection we have abundant hope. This hope we have sees beyond death and the grave. Jesus promised to prepare a place for His disciples (John 14:1-3) and come again that His people might be with Him forever. This hope is valuable to the Christian as an anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19) and the Christian should not be "moved away from the hope of the gospel" but "continue in the faith" (Colossians 1:23). Where is your hope?
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