Jun 9, 2019
God’s grace. We talk a lot about it, but I’m not quite sure we fully appreciate it. And when we read passages like 2 Corinthians 12:9, where Paul describes God’s grace as being sufficient, we’re not quite sure what to do with that information. How is His grace sufficient? Exactly what is it sufficient for? For Paul, it had to do with strength in his moments of weakness, contentment in times of calamity, and confidence even when facing uncertainty. Grace was enough. Paul didn’t need to add anything more. Because God’s grace was fully sufficient, Paul could rest in the knowledge that he was in no way deficient. As Peter put it, Paul had everything he needed for life and godliness. Which is why Paul could boldly claim, “I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13 NLT). Paul’s confidence came from God, not himself.