More Than We Can Carry?

We find El Shaddai in the Old Testament again by looking at the book of Malachi.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it. I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit,” says the Lord Almighty. “Then all the nations will call you blessed, for yours will be a delightful land,” says the Lord Almighty (Malachi 3:10-12).

The Lord promises to pour out so much blessing that we won’t have room for it. Here again we find the God of more than enough linked to the tithe. How about more than we can carry? Does that qualify as more than enough? In 2 Chronicles 20, the Lord gave Jehosaphat the victory over Moab and Amman. With his enemies defeated, he advanced to acquire the spoils. When Jehoshaphat and his men attempted to carry off their plunder—a great amount of equipment and clothing and articles of value—it was more than they could carry. In fact, there was so much that it took three days to collect it.

I want to solidly establish the fact that the scripture teaches God to be a God of more than enough. The scripture must be our foundation and our guide. In future weeks we will find the God of more than enough in the New Testament as well.

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