Sunday, January 31, 2021

Grace: God Abounding Toward Man

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Ephesians 1:8 (KJV) Wherein [in grace] he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.

I have heard and used the standard definitions such as “unmerited favor” and “God’s riches at Christ’s expense,” but this verse really reveals to us God’s definition of grace. Grace at its simplest is God abounding toward man. Man simply receives.  Everything you need for your natural and spiritual existence in this life and throughout eternity is being delivered to you by God the Father. Not only does He give us natural and spiritual blessings, but He also gives us the ability to flow supernaturally in our everyday situations. He gives us wisdom and prudence (good sense). Both of these attributes are products of the Spirit-filled and Word-filled life.

Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. Knowledge is an input, and wisdom is an output. Knowledge is being a hearer of the Word, and wisdom is being a doer. Knowledge is gained through our being diligent. We must study to show ourselves approved unto God (2Tim. 2:15). God will not do this for us. Once we have done our part and studied, God will help us put what we have learned to work in the form of wisdom. The Word does not say, “If any man lack knowledge, let him ask of God.” It does say, “If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God” (James 1:5). Not only does God give us wisdom, but He also gives us good sense or prudence. Christians should have more understanding than anyone else in the world. Believers full of the Word should come up with such common sense (wise) decisions that the world would stand in awe as to why they could not see the simplicity of the answer. This should be a daily confession of every believer: “My God is abounding toward me today with wisdom and good sense for every circumstance and problem I will face today.” There is not a weapon formed against you that can prosper when you are armed with the simplicity of the Word of God (Isa. 54:17).

Go into today knowing that, there is not a weapon formed against you that can prosper when you are armed with the simplicity of the Word of God.

Prayer: Father, thank you for abounding toward me today with wisdom for every circumstance and challenge that may come my way. Please continue your loving-kindness(Psalm 36:10)
—George Evuarherhe Djorhogba

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