Bigger Grace: Fully Equipped

“Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.” (1 Corinthians 1:7)

We make a big deal about God’s grace in saving us from hell and the gift of eternal life. And we should! None of us could ever earn either of those things. Jesus paid the price, but we’re the ones who receive God’s riches forever.

grace_350But God’s grace also provides for us on this side of heaven, right now, today. Paul wanted to make sure the Christians in Corinth understood that they weren’t missing any spiritual gifts they needed to do what God wanted from them right now. All the pieces were in place – not because they had earned them but because God is good.

Peter put it this way: “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” (2 Peter 1:3)

Think: Do you sometimes forget that God has already given you everything you need to serve him and other Christians? Do you sometimes forget that all of your talents, abilities – and spiritual gifts – are God’s grace gifts to you so you can do what he asks of you?

Pray: Thank God that you have been given everything you need to live the life he’s called you to.

Do: Check out more from 2 Peter 1:3-9.