"Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves,but our adequacy is from God." 2 Corinthians 3:5
How humbling and encouraging at the same time. I feel I either swing from one extreme to the other-meaning in one moment I am filled with prideful confidence and then the next with crippling insecurity.
But anything good in me is given from The Lord and everything unlovely and sinful he uses to draw me to Him. How wonderful that Christ's forgiving work is complete through the cross and resurrection ..."it is finished!" We are adequate for the jobs He's given us because Jesus took on our sin and inadequacy and erased it for us if we repent and believe in Him alone!
I'm thankful for the reminder that as His child I have everything I need for life and godliness. His work is sufficient, His Word is complete and His Spirit is with us every step of every day.