All Grace Abound Toward You
“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
This promise is conditioned on being a generous, hilarious giver. Nevertheless, it is also an extravagant response in ways we would hardly ever think to do where someone else is concerned. The reality is God doesn’t owe anybody anything. Even more is the fact that He is not the One being benefited by the generosity that He so richly rewards. Who does that? God does that, and what He does He does His way…extravagantly!
Notice the use of “all” “always” and “every.” These are absolute terms excluding nothing and including everything. Think of it this way. There is no circumstance in life where God’s grace will not be available to you as a direct result of you being a cheerful giver.
“for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]. 2 Corinthians 9:6 AMP
No. God does not have any stepchildren, nor is He a respecter of persons. He loves us all and gave His Son for us all, but there is a special deference that God reserves for those who imitate Him in this particular act of compassion and generosity.
God’s way is to do far more than the least possible. Look at all nature. One seed produces numerous fruits. How many stars are there? How many grains of sand? How many fish in the ocean? How many birds in the skies? He fed five thousands men plus women and children with five loaves and two fish and then had 12 baskets full of food left over.
Now the promise of always having all sufficiency in all things is mind-boggling on the one hand, but should be joyfully reassuring and comforting relief on the other.
Think of it. God is saying, He will position us to be without any need, always sufficient and fully supplied for anything in every circumstance. And the pathway to this is all grace. And not just ALL but Abounding All Grace. That is plenteous, overflowing grace.
All grace means ALL grace, redeeming grace, provisional grace, forgiving grace, healing grace, restoring grace, strengthening grace, renewing and refreshing grace, grace for whatever the need.
Finally, grace is grace for all. If there is no grace for the chief of sinners, there is no grace for the least. The only condition for this kind of blessing is the measure and motive of our hearts in our giving. Sparingly results in sparingly. Bountifully results in bountifully. And God’s measure of bountiful is Biblical in its proportions. In other words it’s big, very, very big!!
As believers, as the body of Christ we can be imitators of God as dear little children. Indeed we are commanded to do it.
“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.” Ephesians 5:1-2