Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
All through his life the Methodist preacher Dr. W. E. Sangster preached that God was able in every circumstance. This inspired his best-known book “He is Able.” As he approached death Dr. Sangster wrote to the evangelist Billy Graham and said, “All my life I have preached that Christ is able. Please tell the world that as I am dying I am finding that He is still able!”
God is able to save! The writer of Hebrews said, “Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them” [Hebrews 7:25]. The word save is the Greek word sozo, and includes to heal, preserve, save, do well, and to make whole. It doesn’t matter how deep a person has sunk into sin God is able to save those who come to Him through Christ, and it is a full salvation!
God is able to deliver you! Whatever your situation today God is able! Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego experience this when they faced death in a fiery furnace in Babylon because they refused to bow down and worship the statue of King Nebuchadnezzar. When facing death they said, “If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up” [Daniel 3:17-18].
God is able to keep! “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy…” [Jude 24]. “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day” [2 Timothy 1:12].
Finally, God is able to make all grace abound to us. “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 Cor. 9:8 NKJV].
Writing to Timothy Paul says, “Be strong in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” [2 Timothy 2:1]. Whatever our situation God’s grace is sufficient for us and supplies all our needs, so that we can serve Him effectively.
What an amazing God who is able to save us, deliver us, keep us, and by His grace strengthen us and to supply all our needs!
What is your need today? Will you claim His promise in your need and situation and trust Him to bring you through to a place of victory?
Paul writes about being saved to the uttermost. In what way is salvation so much more than being saved from hell and having a future in heaven?
How do we move from knowing that God is able to proving it in our every day living?