(study – 13)
My Grace is sufficient: – is the truth of the Scripture, given to ALL believers.
My Grace is sufficient: – may be accepted intellectually – or rejected in reality.
But ALL scripture, and nothing but scripture MUST become a heart-belief.
If scripture is not trusted as God’s Word – His Grace will not be sufficient
For God requires us to trust HIM – and to just take Him at His Word,
for by Grace you are saved – by means of exercising Faith in Christ,
and My Grace is sufficient – by means of exercising that same Faith in Him.
But Scripture is the most illogical, outrageous bizarre book ever to be written,
Scripture is the singular most irrational, radical book ever to be read,
It does not sit comfortably -because it conflicts with ALL human reasoning.
To trust in His Word is the most unreasonable thing for a thinking man to do…
If written by man – it would never proclaim the things contained within.
Grace for salvation, grace for sufficiency and the grace of Scripture is perfect,
- written by a holy God -perfect in knowledge; wisdom; mercy; justice and love.
It was written by the eternally holy, perfect God TO unholy, imperfect man:-
- imperfect in knowledge and wisdom – imperfect in mercy, justice and love.
It contains the thoughts of the all-knowing, all-powerful, all-sufficient eternal God..
– thoughts that convey perfect God to imperfect man – who is grossly limited,
- limited in knowledge and power, limited in all attributes bestowed on him by God.
This infinite, changeless perfect God is Spirit – but man was created in the physical
God chose to reveal His eternal perfection to man – through His Word….
NOW GET THIS….
Our thoughts of God are imperfect – there is no possible way to understand Him,
Oh – we were created in God’s Image and Likeness- Yes….
God is Spirit and man is a physical being… so there is a big, big difference.
God is omniscient – He is perfectly all-knowing – our imperfect knowledge is limited,
God is omnipresent – there is nowhere that God is not – we are limited in space,
God is eternal – eternally-gracious, perfectly all-powerful, righteously-wise.
God is changeless – in love /power / knowledge / strength – in time /space /eternity
God is perfect – in holiness / wisdom / mercy / justice / truth / love and grace.
Get the picture ?
GOD is unchangeably wise / eternally holy / abounding in love.
Every individual perfect attribute of God is multiplied by His other attributes,
Each eternal, changeless characteristic is magnified by His other characteristics.
And this God purposed to work in your life and in mine – to make us His children
And He explains in His Word WHO he is WHAT He is dong and HOW
This God is awe-ful / tremendous / amazing / incomprehensible / incomparable
Yet we often refuse to KNOW Him through His WORD – because of a bias
– because what we are experiencing does not fit our meager perception of HIM.
So His Word becomes distorted – by incorrect and biased religious thinking,
His character is perverted – because of our developed prejudices and false perceptions.
And this is due to incorrect teaching or lack real scriptural understanding of HIM.
God’s Grace is sufficient – and it’s a truth of the Scripture given to ALL believers.
But the sufficiency of His Grace – tho’ accepted intellectually, is rejected in reality
All Scripture is God’s Word and must be a heart-belief not just head-understanding,
If scripture is not trusted as God’s Word – His Grace will not be sufficient.
Scripture tells us WHY things go wrong and HOW to deal with them.
But God requires us to trust Him in everything = to take Him at His Word
– for by Grace you are saved – by means of exercising Faith In Jesus
- and My Grace is sufficient – by means of exercising that same Faith in Him
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