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Jesus Gives Us Every Good Thing

I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.” Psalm 16:2

Lord Jesus, as we meditate on these words of King David, our response is quick and simple. “Yea, verily, and indeed!” You are our Master and Redeemer, Creator and Re-Creator, our Bridegroom and Inheritance—the true King of whom David was a whisper and shadow.

Every good thing we have comes from you, Jesus. You are the fountain of pleasures and the source of all true delights; the wellspring of lasting joy and the guarantee of deep satisfaction. You give cheerfully, not begrudgingly. You love lavishly, not reservedly. You redeem fully, not partially. At just the right nanosecond, you will make all things new and beautiful.

Of all the idols and inheritances our tempt-able, wandering hearts might chase after, you alone are to be desired and treasured, Jesus. Compared to you, all other gold is fool’s gold; all other currencies are worthless counterfeits; all other riches are rubbish.

By the grace and truth of the Gospel, you have changed the price tags in our value system. Life is now Christ, and death has become gain. Boasting in weakness is our freedom; posturing and pretending are slavery.

Humility is the way up, and pride is the way down. Performance-based living is a relentless curse, and resting in your righteousness is eternal joy. We are so grateful, Lord Jesus.

Because of the bitter cup you drank, our cup is now a bottomless cup of mercy, grace, and love. We are humbled, grateful and at peace—even as this crazy pandemic persists.. On this May Sunday, we offer you our love and worship. So very Amen we pray, in your tender and trustworthy name.

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