Bible Study Outline on Abundance
Jeremiah 29:11 states that God has a plan that will prosper you and not harm you so that you will have a hope and a future. Abundance is having more than enough, with extra to bless others. It means it exceed our expectations. Ephesians 3:20 states that God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask. The definition of abundance may be different to everyone. God knows what you want and he has his own timing. God does not look at our timetable. We may be wrong in telling God when we want what we ask for as everything will happen at God’s timing. Ecclesiastes 3:1 states that there is a time and season for everything.
Abraham and Sarah did not have a baby until they are very old in age. Abraham was 100 years old when Sarah bore him a son. Although it seem impossible to be conceived in old age, Sarah was able to bring forth a son. Abraham was the heir to the land of Canaan, the father of the Israelite people. When you choose to abide in God’s timing, you will find that you are not frustrated because of your own deadline. You will be able to enjoy your life without having to feel stress.
Abundance is also being contented with what we have. When you feel not contented with your present life, you will feel you lack in abundance. We are to live our life contently, without coveting what others have. When you covet, you will feel unhappy. When you are contented with life, you will be happy. At different point in life, we may feel our life being threatened with various kinds of problems including financial problems, sickness, diseases, injuries and etc. God is always there to help us when we call on his name.
We must remember that God is in control of all things and we must trust in him in all circumstances. We are to continue to give thanks to God in all circumstances, no matter happy or sad. There are many things we can thank God for. For example, you can thank God for a healthy body. We are God’s children and we can ask God for a favor when we need something. God will answer our prayers when we have faith in him. God’s words tell us not to have fear. God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love, power and sound mind.
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. (Deuteronomy 28:1-2 KJV)
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20 KJV)
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (Psalm 23:5 KJV)
Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. (Psalm 65:11 KJV)
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10 KJV)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17 KJV)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. (Romans 15:13 KJV)
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (Psalm 37:11 KJV)
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. (Proverbs 3:10 KJV)
They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. (Proverbs 36:8 KJV)
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 KJV)
Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. (Ecclesiastes 5:19 KJV)
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. (Luke 6:45 KJV)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5 KJV)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5 KJV)
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (2 Corinthians 12:10 KJV)
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. (1 Timothy 6:6-9 KJV)
The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. (Deuteronomy 28:12 KJV)
Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV)
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5:16 KJV)
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3 KJV)
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:18 KJV)
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. (Philippians 4:6 KJV)
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. (1 Timothy 2:8 KJV)
Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. (James 5:13 KJV)
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. (1 John 3:22 KJV)
Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. (James 4:3 KJV)