Generally speaking, the greater the cost, the greater the commitment. Since God was willing to give up His Son for our salvation, it follows that He will then, with Him, give us all things to that end.
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
"As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness."
Psalm 17:15 ESV
Rev Robert Walker explains how the origin of the Aaronic Blessing is found in the command of God. God pours out his blessing on his people through his provision and protection, through his graciousness and showing his favour and through his gift of peace.
God is able and willing to bring order out of chaos. He brings restoration even through the mess of human rebellion. The story of the bible is of a good God who uses sinful people to establish His purposes whilst cleaning them up. God establishes patterns in the Old Testament that meticulously have a fulfilment in the New Testament and point us to the life eternal.
"You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." What did Jesus mean by these words?
Rev Paul Gibson preaches on Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the mount on the importance of our speech, our actions in response to being mistreated and our attitude in the face of persecution.
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God…For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”