SUFFICIENT GRACE – – (Part 3)


2 Corinthians 12:6-10 – “For if I do wish to boast I shall not be foolish, for I shall be speaking the truth; but I refrain from this, so that no one may credit me with more than he sees in me or hears from me. 7 And because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, for this reason, to keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me — to keep me from exalting myself! 8 Concerning this I entreated the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.”  NASB

We have considered that this Grace is sufficient for Salvation and sufficient in time of Tribulation and today I want us to move one step further in considering the sufficiency of God’s Abundant and Amazing Grace.

This Grace is Sufficient to Carry Us Home.

I love the way the apostle Paul addressed this in 1 Corinthians 15:5-52 – “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.” 

We are reminded and need to keep reminding ourselves that Jesus is coming back just like He promised.  He is coming for the faithful.  He is coming for those that watch for His appearing.  In Hebrews 9:28 we read, “so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, shall appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.”  John phrased it powerfully in 1 John 3:3 – “And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” 

This is a race, a journey, a trip, a battle that must be completed for us to receive the prize of the high calling of God in the consummation of salvation.  I believe that Jesus is not only coming but coming soon.  I believe that His Promise to never leave us nor forsake us is real and valid.  I believe that no matter what we experience in this life, God is there watching over His word to perform it for us.  He is desirous to show Himself strong on our behalf.  We are not left to fight this fight alone!

Therefore, no matter what we face we have the comfort and promise of Sufficient Grace.  The writer of Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus is never changing.  He is the same past, present, and future.  What He did, He does.  What He was, He is.  He is not going to fail us now. 

The Grace of God is Sufficient for Salvation.  It is Sufficient for Tribulation and it is Sufficient to take us Home to Heaven.

So, as you face whatever trial you face, look up and I would encourage you to make Psalms 91 your daily devotional in time of trial.  Memorize it and quote it to yourself and to the devil repeatedly.  Rejoice in the Promises of God and live in the Sufficient Grace of God.

Have a fantastic day in Jesus!

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