God Is Sufficient! :: Warren Wiersbe
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Paul asks a personal question in 2 Corinthians 2:16: "Who is sufficient for these things?" By "these things" the apostle means the demands and sacrifices of the Christian life. Who is sufficient for living a creative, victorious Christian life?
But Paul does more than ask the question: he gives us the answer! "Our sufficiency is of God." We have no power of our own, no wisdom of our own; but we belong to the One who is the very power and wisdom of God!
Christ is sufficient for a man's spiritual needs. We draw upon His fullness of grace, according to John 1:16; and Philippians 4:13 declares that the believer can "do all thigns through Christ" who strengthens him. Because you are united to Christ, His spiritual resources are available to you! This is what Paul meant when he testified, "Not I, but Christ liveth in mee" (Gal. 2:20). The Christian life is not lived by imitation, but by incarnation: He lives out His life in and through you!
Do you know by faith what it means to be "strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man" (Eph. 3:16)? Do you draw upon Christ's limitless resources of grace by claiming His promises and calling upon Him in prayer? No matter what spiritual demands are made upon you, your Saviour is sufficent to meet them. Christ can enable you to be an effective witness at work, a good husband and father at home, a winsome neighbor on your street. Don't depend on your own strength today. Depend on the sufficiency of Him who is all-sufficient for every spiritual need in your life.
(Copyright, Warren W. Wiersbe. First appeared in Thoughts for Men on the Move. May not be copied or reproduced without express written permission of the author.)