Synonym discussion: surpass, transcend, excel, outdo and outstrip mean to go or be beyond a stated or implied limit, measure or degree. Exceed implies going beyond the limit set by the authority or established by custom or by prior achievement. Surpass suggests superiority in quality, merit or skill. Transcend implies rising or extending notably above or beyond ordinary limits. Excel implies preeminence in achievement or quality and may suggest superiority to all others. Outdo applies bettering or exceeding what has done before. Outstrip suggests surpassing in a race or competition. -Merriam-Webster
By the standard of this world, never would Guinhawa Bible Church exceed. We maybe forever be stuck at the bottom of the ladder. We don’t make the cut.
But the good thing is, the Lord of exceeding goodness does not see as the world sees. His standard is different. He requires all yet does not require much— like the story of the widow who gives just the coins, but for Jesus, she is the one who exceeds in giving.
Though poor and weak we are, the Lord has proven that we can rise by doing all that we can, for in that God finds pleasure- whole mind, whole body, whole heart, whole soul.
From the beginning, God meant for us Christians to EXCEED! To God be all the Glory.
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