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Spurgeon is exhorting us to look at the fulness of our LORD Jesus Christ to minister to our every need as a believer in Him. He is our full sufficiency.
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.” – 2 Corinthians 3:5-6 NKJV)
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8 NKJV)
Let us look today to how God can fulfill our every need, even the ones we think we can handle ourselves.
The Great Exchange is how some have described this act of transferring our guilt and punishment to Jesus in return for us getting His imputed righteousness. The fact that it is GREAT for us is quite clearly evident. But to also realize that God feels it is GREAT as well.
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” – Philippians 2:5-8 NKJV
“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” – Hebrews 12:2 NKJV
Let us give thanks to the LORD for taking our pathetic life (in eternal terms) and giving us new life, while at the same time taking our death upon Himself.
PRAYER: Thank you LORD for making full provision for our daily living and our eternal living. Please work within us by the power of the Holy Spirit to live a life fully pleasing to you.