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This Thanksgiving, Do You Have Enough?

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The two men stood facing each other. One man was armed the other was not. The armed man had vowed to kill the other. Behind the armed man were about four hundred warriors. The two enemies were close enough to see each other, and the gap could close fast.

Today was the showdown. A life-long grudge was about to be settled. The fight was certainly going to be one-sided and it wouldn’t take long.

The unarmed man was known for his underhanded dealings. He had a shady past. Today was the day for his comeuppance.

The armed man stood still as the unarmed man walked toward him. They hadn’t seen each other in many years. Then the unarmed man did something very unexpected. He dropped to his knees and bowed his head to the ground. Then he got up and walked a bit closer and dropped to his knees again and bowed his head to the ground. He did the same thing over and over for seven times.

The armed man started running towards the other. The two men hugged each other and cried like boys. The flood of tears washed decades of hate away. There would be no blood shed here today.

At length the unarmed man presented the other with a great herd of cattle and sheep.

The armed man modestly declined and said, “Thank you, but I have plenty.”

The unarmed man nodded and still persisted that his gift be received. He said, “I have all!”

Gen. 33:8 And he said, What meanest thou by all this drove which I met? And he said, These are to find grace in the sight of my lord.

Gen. 33:9 And Esau said, I have enough my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.

Esau’s enough – (Strong’s #7227 “rab” = Much, Plenty),

Gen. 33:10 And Jacob said, Nay, I pray thee, if now I have found grace in thy sight, then receive my present at my hand: for therefore I have seen thy face, as though I had seen the face of God, and thou wast pleased with me.

Gen. 33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.

Jacob’s Enough – (Strong’s # 3605 “kole” = All).

 The difference between the two men’s possessions is explained in their own description. Esau had plenty as far as the carnal mind could evaluate wealth. Jacob on the other hand, realized that since he had a relationship with Jehovah, he in fact had ‘All’.

As far as earthly possessions go, many wealthy people may feel that they have enough.

But while those that have received the Holy Ghost may be poor by this world’s standards, they are actually rich. They have Jesus Christ in their hearts. They have Enough. They have ‘All’.

Esau had enough. Jacob had more. He had Enough!
Do you have enough? Or do you have Enough?

If you have Enough this Thanksgiving… be extra Thankful!

Enjoy Your Family And God’s Blessings This Year!

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Written by Martyn Ballestero

November 25, 2013 at 10:08 am

Posted in Thankfulness

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  1. Wonderful Words!! We have Plenty and I am so Thankful for what we have been blessed with.

    marciajune

    November 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

  2. So thankful that I have Enough!

    Nila Marxer

    November 25, 2013 at 10:32 am

  3. Awesome post!

    Heidi

    November 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

  4. Beautiful Post!

    C. Anthony Ballestero

    November 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm

  5. Definitely have Enough! God is good!

    Crystal (Morris) Smith

    November 29, 2013 at 1:00 am

  6. Very fulfilling!

    joerclay

    December 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    • Very fulfilling

      andrewbclay

      December 7, 2013 at 7:11 pm


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