The dictionary defines abundance as "overflowing fullness"! God fills us up to overflow into generosity.
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
- How does our giving influence or limit how God gives to us?
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
Describe the life that God intends for us.
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Describe New Testament abundance.
1 Timothy 6:17-19
17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
How does Paul command rich Christians to lay up treasure for themselves?