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Daily Bread - September 12, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:44
Ephesians 4:7 - And to each of us is given grace, according the measure of
the gift of Christ.

The 'metron,' or "measure," of Christ Jesus will be more perfectly
described in Ephesians 4:13. The measure of Christ described in verse 13 is
the fullness of that which Jesus had. Knowing God is able to make all grace
abound unto us through Christ Jesus, what are the limits of the measure of
the gift of Christ (2 Corinthians 9:8)? Are we to assume this verse is
referring to only a portion of the measure of Christ, or is the gift of
Christ the same unlimited measure Jesus had received? While it is certainly
true that unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of
faith we have received, there are no limits defined for Christ's measure
(Romans 12:3). Although we start with only a measure in this baptismal
anointing, we know fullness of faith and an unlimited supply is what God
wills for our lives (Acts 6:8).

What we are allowed to do in the Kingdom of God certainly has nothing to do
with our own innate abilities. God is willing by His grace to supply more
than we can think or ask, and from our lives produce the unlimited
expressions of His goodness like rivers flowing from us (Ephesians 3:20;
John 7:38-39). If we are faithful with the grace we have received, then
much more shall be given (Matthew 25:21, 23). Through the grace contained
within the gift of salvation, we have been given an opportunity to mature
into all the fullness of the measure of the ministry of Christ (Ephesians
4:13; John 14:12). The limits of God's grace for us is all the fullness of
Jesus our Lord (John 1:16).

Be faithful with the grace you have received! (Matthew 25:21; 1 Corinthians
4:2, 15:10; Galatians 3:9; Philippians 2:13; Colossians 1:29)
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