(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 Cor. 9:8
All sufficiency in all things! Believer! Surely you are
Grace is no scanty thing, doled out in pittances!
It is a glorious treasury, which the key of
prayer can always unlock, but never empty.
God's grace is fountain, full, flowing, ever
flowing, overflowing. Oh! precious thought!
My need 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 fullness all we too
may receive, and grace for grace!
My soul, do you not love to dwell on that all
abounding grace? Your own insufficiency in
everything, met with an "all sufficiency in all
things!" 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
for the young believer,
for the tried believer,
for the weak believer,
for the tempted believer.
Grace for duty;
grace in duty;
grace to carry the joyous cup with a steady hand;
grace to drink the bitter cup with an unmurmuring spirit;
grace to have prosperity sanctified;
grace to say, through tears, "Your will be done!"