by John MacDuff, "The Faithful Promiser"
"God is able to make all grace abound toward you;
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things
may abound to every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8
All-sufficiency in all things!
Surely you are "thoroughly equipped for every good work!"
Grace is no scanty thing, doled out in pittances!
It is a glorious treasury,
which the key of prayer can always unlock--but can never empty!
It is a fountain--full, flowing, ever flowing, over flowing!
Mark these three ALL'S in this precious promise.
It is a three-fold link in a golden chain,
let down from the throne of grace, by the God of grace.
"All grace!" "all-sufficiency!" in "all things!" and these to "abound."
Oh! precious thought!
My need cannot impoverish that inexhaustible treasury of grace!
Myriads are hourly hanging on it,
drawing from it--and yet there is no diminution.
Out of that fullness we, too, may all receive, "grace upon grace!"
My soul, do you not love to dwell on that all-abounding grace!
Your own insufficiency in everything,
met with a divine "all-sufficiency in all things!"
Grace in all circumstances and situations!
Grace in all vicissitudes and changes!
Grace in all the varied phases of the Christian's being!
Grace in sunshine--and in storm!
Grace in health--and in sickness!
Grace in life--and in death!
Grace for the old believer--and the young believer.
Grace for the tried believer,
and the weak believer,
and the tempted believer.
Grace for duty--and grace in duty.
Grace to carry the joyous cup with a steady hand --
and grace to drink the bitter cup with an unmurmuring spirit!
Grace to have prosperity sanctified--and grace to say through tears,
"May Your will be done!"
"God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things--may abound to every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8
God's grace is priceless. May I rest in His grace more each day.