II Corinthians 9:8 “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.”
Grace is God giving to His own just what they need to enable them to do beyond what is humanly possible. In salvation, God’s grace is revealed in Christ’s dying for us to pay for our sins that we might be able to receive forgiveness.
For some Christians, this is the only grace they know. Grace is much more than just salvation – although that is a necessary starting place. The above verse is directed toward people who are already believers. It speaks of God giving us what we need to be able to do whatever God wants us to do for Him.
This is a powerful verse. It reveals that we can do much more for God than we realize, and also that there is no room for excuses. God will never tell us to do something that is impossible. This means that if He commands it, then He will also give us grace to accomplish it. He can enable a believer to get control of the tongue and thoughts, of the lusts, of the greed and covetousness, to help us show love toward the unlovely, to gain self-control, and much more.
As Jesus told His disciples, there are some things that are impossible for mankind, but there is nothing impossible for God. His grace means an enabling beyond our ability to even think it. No, we will not become supermen or superwomen. Just ordinary human beings letting the Holy Spirit work through them.
All of God’s work can only be accomplished by His Spirit. No matter how talented an individual is, it is the Spirit that makes the difference. The flesh can only produce fleshly results, and only His Spirit can produce spiritual results. We must draw on His power and grace if His work is to be done at all; and this verse makes it plain that there is more than enough grace available for every need.