Abundance in the bible

In John 10:10, Jesus says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Jesus came to give us life. Not just life, He came to give us a life that is rich and full, abundant life on earth and everlasting.

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

  • How is the word “abundant” used in the Bible?  This word “abundant” in the New Testament means “exceedingly, very highly, beyond measure, more, a quantity so abundant as to be considerably more than what one would expect or anticipate.” In short, Jesus promises us a life far better than we could ever imagine, a concept reminiscent of 1 Corinthians 2:9: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.”
  • Abundant life does not mean wealth, safety or status.  In terms of economic, academic, and social status, most Christians do not come from the privileged classes. Clearly, then, abundant life does not consist of an abundance of material things. If that were the case, Jesus would have been the wealthiest of men. But just the opposite is true (Matthew 8:20).
  • Abundant life also means eternal life.  Eternal life begins the moment we come to Christ and receive Him as Savior, and goes on throughout all eternity. The biblical definition of life — specifically eternal life — is provided by Jesus Himself: “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent” (John 17:3).

Abundance verses in the bible

Ephesians 3:20
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Psalm 23:5
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Psalm 65:11
You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 37:11
But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Deuteronomy 28:12
The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

Psalm 36:8
They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

Proverbs 3:10
Then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Luke 6:45
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Proverbs 10:22
The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

Psalm 66:8-12
Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid a crushing burden on our backs; you let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.

Psalm 72:16
May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field!

Deuteronomy 8:18
You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

God Supplies Every Need – Philippians 4:19

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

My Cup Runneth Over – Psalm 23:5

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Seek First God’s Kingdom – Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Give and Be Given – Luke 6:38

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Abundance prayer for money

Almighty and eternal God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you have shown us the abundance of your grace.

First, eternal Father, you created the whole world, and made us in your image.

You, eternal Son of God, became fully human for us, and carried our sin to the cross.

And you, eternal Holy Spirit, from eternity you proceed from the Father and Son to give us faith and make us holy through the holy gospel.

O one, eternal, almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, uphold us in the true confession of your name and in the true faith throughout our lives, and forever bless us in your grace; you live and reign forever. Amen.

Fulfill us, O Lord, in this hour of the day, with the abundance of your mercy that we may go on our way rejoicing, and may delight in your praises all the day long;

Through Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Dear Lord,

I think of the words of Jesus, that he came to give life that satisfies. I confess that I have been trying to find things of this world to satisfy me and they aren’t working. Lord, I believe that you alone can do that, that you have already done that.

Lord, I thank you for freeing me, freeing me from the chains that bound me, from trying to keep up with this world, from the law of sin and death. Lord, because you have freed me, I can experience abundant life.

Because you have set me free, Lord, I can have a new perspective. I am thankful for your gift of salvation, for eternal life. I am grateful for the inheritance you have given me. I am thankful that I can communicate with you and can experience the beauty of your presence.

Lord, I thank you for sending the Holy Spirit, who guides me and reveals wisdom. Thank you for this “deposit guaranteeing our inheritance,” who reminds me that we are sons and daughters of God. (Eph 1:14) I thank you that he leads me to minister to others, to help free them from their chains and offer them this same abundant life.

God, help me to remember these promises when the world looks more appealing or I get distracted by things going on around me. Help me not to envy those who seem to have it all. Lord, I have it all, because of you.

I thank you for the eternal inheritance you have given me and that one day, I can enjoy the beauty of your Kingdom and your presence forever.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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