A Short Study of 2nd Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 
(2nd Corinthians 12:9)


What a glorious promise is given to every believer. God’s grace, given through our Lord Jesus Christ is all sufficient to the saving purpose of His people (Acts 15:11). Grace is never said to be insufficient but always sufficient to accomplish its intent, purpose and glorious end (2nd Timothy 1:9). Sufficient, enough, plenty and adequate to justify (Romans 3:24), to redeem (Ephesians 1:6-7), to supply all our every need (Philippians 4:19), to sustain us through all trials (Hebrews 13:5) and to strengthen us when weak (Hebrews 4:16). This mighty and sovereign grace appears to us most glorious, sufficient and appreciated when we realize our own weakness, inability and utter helplessness before God (Romans 7:24-25). “Most gladly therefore,” do we rejoice in our own infirmities, and weakness that the power of our Lord Jesus Christ may rest upon us (Romans 1:16), or tabernacle over us (Psalm 27:5), sheltering (Psalm 46:1), preserving (1st Peter 1:5), protecting us from all adversaries and enemies of the gospel (John 10:2-30). Thank God for His unfailing, everlasting and all-sufficient grace (Romans 8:37; 1st Corinthians 15:57; 2nd Corinthians 9:15).


T. Harding

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