II Corinthians 9:8 says, “And 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”.
This is a familiar verse to most Christians but yet many people don’t get the full significance of it. So, let’s ask ourselves some questions:
- Is there anyone or anything higher ranking than God?
- When God is going to “make” something happen, can anyone or anything stop it?
- Three times the word “all” is used in this verse…how much do you think God wants you to have?
- When something “abounds” is their scarcity or lack?
- When something is coming “toward” you, do you have to chase it or try to “catch” it?
We know that God is the Almighty, the Supreme Being, the Highest Authority, the Top Commander and it’s Him that is making and directing goodness for every area of our lives to come to us in abundance.
But there is a catch…
And it’s contained in the phrase “is able”. That let’s us know that there is a condition. This let’s us know that there is a responsibility on both our part and on God’s part. This lets us know that when we do our part, THEN and only THEN is He able to do His part.
So, what’s our part?
The answer can be found in Proverbs 24:4, “By knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.”
This lets us know that when we develop and expand our knowledge (see KEABA in previous posts) then God will make all abundance flow towards us in every area of our lives.
But, He doesn’t just poor abundance upon us for no reason. He pours His abundance upon us for a very specific reason… so that we are in a position to “abound to every good work”.
As a Millionaire For Jesus, can you see yourself abounding unto every good work?
I hope so because James 4:3 makes it clear to us that if we want abundance for the sole purpose of “consuming it upon our own lusts and desires” then God will not give us of His abundance.
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