Wednesday, November 8, 2006

The magnitude of grace

My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in
weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Our weakness should be prized as making room for divine strength. We
might never have known the power of grace if we had not felt the weakness
of nature. Blessed be the Lord for the thorn in the flesh, and the
messenger of Satan, when they drive us to the strength of God.

This is a precious word from our Lord's own lip. It has made the writer
laugh for joy. God's grace enough for me! I should think it is. Is not
the sky enough for the bird and the ocean enough for the fish? The
All-Sufficient is sufficient for my largest want. He who is sufficient for
earth and heaven is certainly able to meet the case of one poor worm
like me.

Let us, then, fall back upon our God and His grace. If He does not
remove our grief, He will enable us to bear it. His strength shall be
poured into us till the worm shall thresh the mountains, and a nothing shall
be victor over all the high and mighty ones. It is better for us to
have God's strength than our own; for if we were a thousand times as
strong as we are, it would amount to nothing in the face of the enemy; and
if we could be weaker than we are, which is scarcely possible, yet we
could do all things through Christ.

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