Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.1 Timothy 6:17
The fallen state of man blocks him from seeing the goodness and greatness of God. Even after we are born again we are looking through a glass darkly. In other words, the beauty and glory of God is veiled. The veil is removed in Christ. As we press into God and His grace deepens upon us, we can begin to see more consistently the goodness of God. Often times our eyes are opened as we listen and learn from those with eyes wide open. Here are some powerful words from Charles Spurgeon on the good and overflowing nature of our God.
“Our Lord Jesus is ever giving, and does not for a solitary instant withdraw his hand. As long as there is a vessel of grace not yet full to the brim, the oil shall not be stayed. He is a sun ever-shining; he is manna always falling round the camp; he is a rock in the desert, ever sending out streams of life from his smitten side; the rain of his grace is always dropping; the river of his bounty is ever-flowing, and the well-spring of his love is constantly overflowing. As the King can never die, so his grace can never fail. Daily we pluck his fruit, and daily his branches bend down to our hand with a fresh store of mercy. There are seven feast-days in his weeks, and as many as are the days, so many are the banquets in his years. Who has ever returned from his door unblessed? Who has ever risen from his table unsatisfied, or from his bosom un-emparadised? His mercies are new every morning and fresh every evening.”
These are the words of someone who has learned to sit at the table of the Lord and delight in His bounty. Spurgeon describes God’s grace as oil that continues to flow as long as there is an empty vessel presented to Him. Are you that empty vessel? Are you daily presenting yourself to the Lord for His filling? Spurgeon also described the goodness of God as a sun that is always shining. The light of His revelation and warmth of His love is like the relentless beams of the sun. Today His light is shining toward you. It is filled with life and all that is necessary for wholeness in your life. His grace never fails and it never runs out. Today there is more grace than you could ever need. Present yourself to Him; you won’t be disappointed.