I don’t know why, but it always hits me pretty hard during praise and worship when we sing this song that says God lavishes us with His love. So, today, I finally decided to delve into the word lavish a bit.
Dictionary.com defines lavish (verb) as:
to expend or give in great amounts or without limit
I found two scriptures in the New Testament using the word lavish:
1 John 3:1
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us.
Let’s put all of this together: God gives us love and grace in great amounts, without limit – we can’t use it up, it will never run out.
It’s kinda like us asking for a slice of pie, but getting a whole pie. We might say, “I can’t afford this. I can’t even eat it all. It’s too much!” But Jesus answers, “Relax, it’s on me.”