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Paul declares that the grace of God we enjoy is both precious and
abundant. The abundant part suggests the manner in which those
riches are distributed to us. We do not receive a sampling of His
grace, a whiff of His grace, or a little dab of his grace. NO! He lav-
ishes His grace on us! The picture is of a rich person who goes on
a buying binge or splurge. In other words, God indulges Himself
in the luxury of pouring His grace upon our lives.
Excerpted from "Loved by God,"
by T. D. Jakes
Bethany House, 2000
Hashem shall give you bountiful goodness, in the fruit of your
womb and the fruit of your animals and the fruit of your ground,
on the ground that Hashem swore to your forefathers to give to
you. Hashem shall open for you His storehouse of goodness,
the heavens, to provide rain for your Land in its time,
and to bless all your handiwork...
Deuteronomy 28: 11-12
The Stone Edition Tananch
...A traveler was journeying along through what was then a
remote part of South Africa. One day...outside the hut in a
native village, he noticed a group of naked children playing
what was evidently a version of the game of marbles. He
watched the game idly for a while, and then something about
the rough stones caught his attention. They were
quite small pebbles, dull, but --
He spoke to the children's father ... and the Kaffir said, "Oh
yes, the children like these little stones.
They have some more in the hut."
...The traveler took out a large plug of tobacco, worth per-
haps twenty or thirty cents in our money and said, "I would
like to take the stones home for my children. I will give you
this tobacco for them. Are you willing?" The Kaffir laughed and
said, "I am robbing you but if you insist, all right," and the
bargain was sealed -- which not only enriched the stranger
but in time led to the great discovery of the
South African diamond fields.
The fate of the Kaffir is really the fate of most human beings.
Man holds a fabulous treasure in his possession -- the power
of the Spoken Word -- and yet, in most cases,
he does not know it.
Excerpted from "Around the Year with Emmet Fox,"
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field;
for which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof
goeth and selleth all the he hath, and buyeth that field.
Again the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man,
seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl
of great price, went and sold all that he had,
and bought it.
Matthew 13: 44-46
The Holy Bible
King james Version
...By the power of every moment of your goodness,
may your heart's wishes be soon fulfilled
as completely shining as the bright full moon,
as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem.
...For all in whose heart dwells respect,
who follow the wisdom and compassion,
of the Way,
may your life prosper in the four blessings
of old age, beauty, happiness and strength.
Buddhist blessing and healing chant
And now, the Last Word:
Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out,
a treasure in heaven that will not be exhausted,
where no thief comes near and no moth destroys.
For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also.
Luke 12: 33-34
The Holy Bible
New International Version
Money is like muck: not good unless it be spread.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
T. D. Jakes;
Book of Matthew;
Book of Luke