In Every Way Sufficient
by Randy Chambers, 2014-06-21
Ephesians 2:6-7, NIV: And God raised us up with Christ and seated us
with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming
ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his
kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
Some days, we feel we can look back at the day and know that we have done well.
And as we notice Godís involvement, influence, and perhaps, reward, we rest in
the knowledge that He truly rewards those who diligently seek Him. But what
about the days we reflect back on and feel as though we have failed--and yet, we
notice the active, caring, loving, and forbearing hand of God--what about those
times? Should Godís love be different toward us based upon our performance? How
can we think we can earn Godís favor, or merit His wrath? The scripture is clear
that it was Jesus who earned Godís favor for us, and He who bore Godís wrath in
our place. And it is through Jesus that we have come to know the God of creation
as a loving Father. We have done nothing to earn our Lordís love, nor can we do
anything to lose it. We must simply trust in what Jesus has done, and that it
is, was, and forever will be in every way sufficient.