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Sufficient

Here’s another big word for you that, the more you say it or think about it, the weirder it gets. But what does it really mean? When Paul speaks in 2 Corinthians 12 about God’s grace being sufficient is it just barely enough to scrape by or is it enough for us to live a victorious life?

SUFFICIENT:

Enough; equal to the end proposed; adequate to wants, competent.

Qualified; competent; possessing adequate talents or accomplishments.

Fit; able; of competent power or ability.

Thinking about sufficiency in that context, let’s take a look at Paul’s words.

…But he also said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough – always available – regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is complete and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may swell in me.

2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMP)

More than enough. Always available. That is what sufficiency is with God. Never running out. Having enough to complete the work that was started. When you look at grace that way, no one, no one, is beyond saving. There is nothing you have ever said or done that is beyond what God is able to cover with His grace.

Daily Bible reading: Song of Solomon 1-3, 2 Corinthians 12

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