4035 abundance

4035 abundance

A state of plenty. Since Israel was often restricted in resources, abundance was an important feature of her future hope, and became a symbol of spiritual well-being.

Examples of material abundance

Rain Dt 32:2 See also 1Ki 18:41,45; Job 36:28; Ps 68:9; Joel 2:23

Water, streams and rivers Ps 78:20 See also Nu 24:7; 2Ch 32:4; Ps 1:3; Isa 44:4; Eze 47:5

Luxuriant growth and fruitfulness Eze 47:12 See also Eze 19:10; Eze 31:2-9; Da 4:12,21; Rev 22:2

Harvest, food, milk and wine Am 9:13 See also 2Ch 31:10; Ps 4:7; Ps 23:5; Ps 37:19; Pr 3:10; Isa 7:22; Jer 44:17; Joel 3:13; Mic 2:11

Spaciousness Ps 31:8 See also Ge 26:22; Ps 66:12

Wealth and possessions Ge 24:35 See also Ge 30:43; Ge 36:7; 2Sa 19:32; 2Ch 1:15; 2Ch 9:22; Job 1:3

Canaan Ex 3:8 See also Nu 13:27; Dt 8:8; Jer 2:7

Material abundance a reward for obedience

Lev 26:5 See also Dt 30:9; Job 42:12; Ps 132:15

Obedience not always rewarded in this way Job 1:12; Job 2:6; Php 4:12

Examples of spiritual abundance

The abundance of divine power Dt 9:26; Ps 93:4; Joel 2:29-32; Eph 1:18-20; Eph 3:20

The abundance of divine grace Ro 5:20; 2Co 9:8-14; Eph 1:7; Eph 2:6-7; 1Ti 1:14; 1Pe 1:2; 2Pe 1:2

The abundance of human thanksgiving 2Co 4:15 See also Ps 119:171

The abundance of God’s future blessing 2Co 4:17 See also Ps 36:8; Isa 64:4; Jn 10:10; 1Co 2:9; 2Pe 1:11; Rev 14:3

See also

1055God, grace & mercy
1335blessing
4293water
5475property
5850excess
6666grace
8256fruitfulness
8809riches

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