A few days ago, I posted the scripture from 2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” When I looked up sufficient, it simply means enough, or adequate. I was intrigued why God would say that His grace is enough, when throughout scripture, He makes many promises to bless us “abundantly, more than we could ask for think, exceedingly above, etc.” Why would He provide merely enough grace?
I have always been taught to interpret scripture by the scripture, so I began to think about this, and ponder where else in the Bible God had provided only enough, not the abundance that He promises elsewhere. I admit that I was stumped for a bit, but then it came to me: manna! God only provided enough manna for that day (or 2 days to cover the Sabbath). God provided for their needs on an “as-needed” basis. And, that’s how grace is applied— as-needed. It’s always there, and there’s always enough. Sometimes, we need more grace than other times, but it’s always sufficient, always enough to satisfy the need.