Tuesday, February 18, 2014

All Grace, All Sufficiency, in All Things

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.  II Cor 9:8

Grace is no scanty thing, doled out in pittances.  It is a glorious treasury...a fountain ever flowing.  My want cannot impoverish that inexhaustible treasury of grace!  Myriads are hourly hanging on it, and drawing from it, and yet there is no diminution: "Out of that fulness we too may receive grace upon grace."  

Grace in all circumstances and situations, in all vicissitudes and changes, in all the varied phases of the Christian's being.  Grace in sunshine and storm -- in health and in sickness -- in life and in death.  Grace for the old believer and the young believer --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 -- grace to say through tears, "Thy will be done."

--John Ross Macduff, The Words of Jesus

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