2 Corinthians 12:6-10 – “But even if I would desire to boast, I shall not be a fool; for I will tell the truth: but now I refrain, lest anyone should think more of me than what he sees me to be and what he hears from me.7 And lest I should be exalted through the abundance of the revelations, there was delivered to me a thorn in my flesh, the angel of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted.8 Three times I besought my LORD concerning this thing, that it might depart me.9 And he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you: My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I would rather boast in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.10 Therefore, I am content with infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, and imprisonments for Christ’s sake: for when I am physically weak, then I am mentally strong.”
Let us continue our consideration of God’s Sufficient Grace. We saw that this Grace is Sufficient for Salvation and is Sufficient in Tribulation. Now, let us take another step in understanding God’s incredible Grace.
THIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT TO CARRY US HOME TO HEAVEN…
1 Corinthians 15:51-52 – “Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all die, but we shall all be changed,52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
Jesus promised that He would return for us, and the Bible clarifies in many passages that He is coming back for those looking for Him and those who remain faithful until He comes.
Hebrews 9:29 – “unto them that look for Him shall He appear.”
1 John 3:3 – “And every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself even as He is pure.”
This is not a sprint but a marathon; regardless of length, finishing is required to receive the prize in any race. You have no reward if you begin but do not finish; all you invested is lost. If we draw back, we nullify the Grace of God and, in a measure, slap Jesus in the face.
Jesus is coming soon, and I believe very soon! In the meantime, regardless of how long until He comes, we can be assured that God’s Grace is Sufficient for our Salvation and to keep us in times of Tribulation as well as provide the vehicle to take us Home to Heaven.
Therefore, no matter what you encounter in this life, rest assured that you can totally trust and depend upon the Grace of God that is Sufficient. Our LORD Jesus has never failed and will never fail. As Hebrews 13:8 declares, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.” HE NEVER CHANGES and NEVER FAILS!
The Question for each of us today is, are we trusting His Grace? No matter who we are, what we have done or not done – His Grace is Sufficient. It is Sufficient to Save our souls. It is Sufficient to Keep us in times of Trouble. It is sufficient to Carry Us Home!
God’s Grace is Sufficient Grace! God bless you as you walk in His Sufficient Grace today!