In 1899 a poem was written by Henry Coyle titled “Thankful Heart”, that said the following about the grace of God. The poem states, “…For we are human, weak and prone to wrong, and by Thy grace alone are we made strong.”
Profoundly, Coyle articulates one of the many attributes of Godly grace. We know that is true because in Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes about the sufficiency of grace in strengthening him throughout his afflictions.
In 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10, he writes, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
Biblical grace is a considerably inclusive term considering its many different functions highlighted in the Bible. It is in our weakness and depravity that Christ saves us (Romans 5:8) and it is in this weakness where the strength of His Gospel is made perfect and edifies and enriches the believer.
God is in the business of transforming weakness to strength and using the foolish things of this Earth to confound the mighty (1st Corinthians 1:27). The grace of God operates through ways which seem contrary to man’s schemes and the desires of the flesh. It operates in the mystery of Christ and in the riches of His glory that comes through believing in His death, burial, and resurrection.
Enriching grace is abundant for the weak, because Christ who is in you is strong.
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