Grace and Peace Multiplied
January 14, 2013
More Grace and Peace
January 16, 2013
Grace and Peace Multiplied
January 14, 2013
More Grace and Peace
January 16, 2013

All Grace

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

Theologians, etymologists, lexicographers, linguists, and just ordinary folks have studied the meaning of the word “all” and have concluded it means “all.” Can you believe it? “All” means all, or every. Simple theology. The Bible has many “all’s” littering the verses. I’m going to spend some time looking at some of them.

The verse above has three of them. The first one is all grace. This is one of the most incredible statements in scripture. God is able, better translated, has the dynamite power to make all grace abound. Not only all grace, but it abounds toward you. That is an amazing promise.

We are just beginning to understand what the grace of God is all about. We know it means underserved favor. It carries the further meaning that we receive from God what we don’t deserve. Mercy is we don’t receive what we do deserve. Grace is God giving.

I can’t imagine what all grace might mean. This must reflect the meaning of Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think.” I get from that we can’t even imagine what all grace means. (By the way there is another “all” in that verse.)

We haven’t begun to understand all of what happened on the cross. It ushered in the grace of God. We are saved by grace. By believing in the God of grace, we have everlasting life.

Grace is so much more. It is every gift, every promise, every word God wants to give us. It’s far beyond our imaginations. Most of us are not living near the all grace level that God wants for us. I believe that this year is the year of grace. God is going to make all grace abound toward us. This is the year we grow to understand better what “all grace” truly means.