Monday, October 22, 2007

Grace will see me through

Taken from an article "All Sufficient Grace" put out on their Grace Notes by Grace Fellowship International

by John Gill (1697-1771)

"My grace is sufficient for thee" (2 Cor. 12:9); the Lord always hears and answers His people sooner or later, in one form or another, though not always in the way and manner they desire; but yet in such a way as is most for His glory and their good. The apostle had not his request granted, that Satan might immediately depart from him, only he is assured of a sufficiency of grace to support him under the exercise, so long as it should last.

There seems to be an allusion to the word, "Shaddai," an appellation of God, (Gen. 17:1), and signifies, "which is sufficient": for God is all sufficient, and is a name that belongs to the Messiah. Certain it is, that the grace of Christ is alone sufficient for all His people to all saving purposes, in all their times of need.

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