Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God – 2 Corinthians 3:5
Meditation: Where does your goodness come from? Yourself? Nope. Jesus said that none is good but God. (Matthew 19:17). All good things come from God (James 1:17).
Like the Apostle Paul, we must learn that our sufficiency comes exclusively from the Lord. His grace is sufficient for our needs (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). Faith provides us what is needed for our assurance, and our struggles and innate insufficiencies drive us back to Him.
Trusting the sufficiency of God’s grace, we grow in faith and our hope witnesses to the Glory of God. When we fail to acknowledge Him properly, our testimony diminishes and our faith suffers. We feel lost and directionless, because having no light of our own, we cannot see the path forward. We are distracted by the world.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10).
Call To Action: The Apostle Peter said, “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10). The sufficiency of the grace of God should be the root of our service to others. If we give credit to God, we do right by Him and direct our brethren to the source of all goodness and light. We may fail them, but God is always sufficient.