Defining God’s Sufficiency: He is perfectly complete within His own being
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;
Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary…
essence (Power) of His sufficiency (the essential reason for it) He (Jesus Christ) Created All Things
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
extent (Authority) of His sufficiency – sustains all things
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, [now notice this last phrase] and by him all things consist.
The word consist is a translation of a Greek word that means “to hold together.” (The Universe, Every cell in our bodies, Etc.)
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
He is a God, Who is intimately involved in every detail of our lives, in every breath that we take. That is the extent to which He goes in being sufficient.
extension (Grace) of His sufficiency – The word sufficient has to do with being able to do whatever is necessary. If you have sufficient money, you have enough money. If you have sufficient strength, you have enough strength. If you have sufficient time, you have enough time.
25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him…
II Timothy 1
12 …I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.
10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Many of us think, “Surely there is no way in which this can be good.” God would say, “No, this is not a good thing, but I am sufficient to work it together with other things that I allow to come into your life, to work it together with those things for good, to make you more like Jesus Christ. He is sufficient to work all things together for good, and He has promised to do that.
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen