Help Stamp Out Abundantlessness

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) ASV. “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.” The Message

God promises all his children an incredible, joy-filled, life of abundance, peace, joy and hope.

Why don’t more people enjoy the fruits of their salvation? Why do so many church-goers miss out on the abundant life Jesus offers?

Why is there no abundance to their abundant life? 

The reason might be they’re satisfied with salvation. Complacent. They’re saved. Jesus is their Savior. They go to church. They volunteer. They own Bibles. Occasionally they even read them.

That’s enough. If we investigated, we may discover their abundantlessness may preferences for worldly things. Sunday football games or soccer matches trump church. Second jobs take priority over passion for Jesus. Sleeping in Sunday beats sitting on a hard wooden pew for an hour. Getting means more than giving.

An abundant to them might be more possessions, a fancy car, more friends, a bigger house, a better job–an abundance of stuff. They’ll miss out on the abundant life Jesus promises. Material abundance they seek is temporal. The abundance Jesus promises is forever, beyond any abundance the world could offer.

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2 thoughts on “Help Stamp Out Abundantlessness

  1. We are learning about life to the full ourselves. (My last few posts have been on this subject!). For the last couple of months we’ve become “doers” of the Word, and not hearers only. It’s simple, but not easy. Meanwhile, we are having to stay close to the Lord for more love, more grace, more of all He will provide. He’s very generous, I’ve learned.

    Yeah, I’d have to agree. The abundant life has very little to do with material goods.

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    • Thank you. I hope everything is going well. I enjoy reading your stuff. God is working in us and through us for sure. God bless you and thank you so much for your comments and encouragement.

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