|He is Faithful that Promised.|
|God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.| -- 2 COR. ix.8.
|All-sufficiency in all things!| Believer! surely thou art |thoroughly furnished!| Grace is no scanty thing, doled out in pittances. It is a glorious treasury, which the key of prayer can always unlock, but never empty. A fountain, |full, flowing, ever flowing, overflowing.| Mark these three ALL's in this precious promise. It is a three-fold link in a golden chain, let down from a throne of grace by a God of grace. |All-grace!| -- |all-sufficiency!| in |all things!| and these to |abound.| Oh! precious thought! My want cannot impoverish that inexhaustible treasury of grace! Myriads are hourly hanging on it, and drawing from it, and yet there is no diminution: |Out of that fulness all we too may receive, and grace for grace!| My soul, dost not thou love to dwell on that all-abounding grace? Thine own insufficiency in every thing, met with an |all-sufficiency in all things!| Grace in all circumstances and situations, in all vicissitudes and changes, in all the varied phases of the Christian's being. Grace in sunshine and storm -- in health and in sickness -- in life and in death. Grace for the old believer and the young believer, the tried believer, and the weak believer, and the tempted believer. Grace for duty, and grace in duty, -- grace to carry the joyous cup with a steady hand, -- grace to drink the bitter cup with an unmurmuring spirit, -- grace to have prosperity sanctified, -- grace to say, through tears, |Thy will be done!|
|REMEMBER THIS WORD UNTO THY SERVANT, UPON
WHICH THOU HAST CAUSED ME TO HOPE!|