Month: August 2012

Psalm 112:5

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“Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”

Psalm 112:5

This morning, I read this and found myself wondering about God. I was thinking about the notion that “good will come to those who are generous and lend freely…”, and when my thoughts turned to applying that idea to God, it made me ask myself, “If this is God’s nature – since the Bible is primarily about God, not us – what does God get for living this way? After all of His generosity and service and sacrifice and grace, what’s in it for Him? What does He get in return that would be worth such an investment?”

When I opened my mouth and put the question to God, an answer emerged:

it’s not that man or the earth or heaven has good fortune or blessings with which to compensate the Lord for His goodness. The fact is, the great blessing for God’s goodness simply is in His state of being who He is. Existing in generosity and service and sacrifice and grace is God’s nature, and I believe His blessing is in existing as that very being which is absolutely too marvelous for words. What blessing could be better?

Now that’s not to say man or earth or heaven won’t give honor to God for His goodness; the converse is true. However, I believe the greater reward for God comes as the blessing of literally being Love.