The Greatest Need of Man Answered and Settled by God Part 8

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Praise is due to you,a O God, in Zion,
and to you shall vows be performed.

O you who hear prayer,
to you shall all flesh come.

When iniquities prevail against me,
you atone for our transgressions.

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,
O God of our salvation,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas;

the one who by his strength established the mountains,
being girded with might;

who stills the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
the tumult of the peoples,

so that those who dwell at the ends of the earth are in awe at your signs.
You make the going out of the morning and the evening to shout for joy.

You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their grain,
for so you have prepared it.

You water its furrows abundantly,
settling its ridges,
softening it with showers,
and blessing its growth.

You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with abundance.

The pastures of the wilderness overflow,
the hills gird themselves with joy,

the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.
–Psalms 65:1-13

God’s Credibility
Our last in the list of things that makes God credible in answering the ultimate need of man is that He is the enricher.
Enricher
You visit the earth and water it;
you greatly enrich it;
the river of God is full of water;
you provide their grain,
for so you have prepared it. (v. 9)

You crown the year with your bounty;
your wagon tracks overflow with abundance. (v.11)

Meditating on these 2 verses, a word came up in mind. The word sustainability. I encounter this word in projects specifically in food security. One organization propose a project that could help provide food for the people. They may lay a good plan on how, where and when will they do this program. However, laying a good plan, starting the project and intially seeing that they are already providing the service they envision isnt good enough. The project needs to have a vision that they can sustain this project in the long run. They need sustainability to ensure that the project will last. Thats what God did. He sustains what He already gave us.
In His goodness He adds that He enriches. Continuous and consistent are the traits He want to say about Himself in these verses. If He can do it in providing these earthly need to man, how much more can He do to what He already provided us namely prayer and salvation. Isnt He the author and finisher of our faith (He. 12:2)? Isnt He the one who sustains us in our duty in prayer (Romans 8: 26)? What more can we do but go down to our knees and thank Him for this blessed goodness to us!

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