"All sufficiency in all things"

The Apostle Paul enlightens us about our divine heritage in these potent words: "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" (II Cor. 9:8). Is not Paul's pronouncement full assurance of the infinite bountifulness of God, divine Love? Is it not assurance of God's impartial distribution of all things? And, furthermore, does not the certitude of "always having all sufficiency" annul the belief in any deficiency or insufficiency in God's blessings?

Christian Science reveals these blessings to be demonstrable. It teaches that limitation is unknown to God. Consequently, sparsity or lack is unknown to God's reflection, man. Man is inseparable from Deity and always expresses Him, for man is God's image and likeness, as the Bible declares (see Gen. 1:26).

In human experience, however, lack of sufficiency often seems a momentous problem. Some manifestations of lack are lack of health, supply, time, opportunity, harmony, or peace. Actually, lack is only the evidence of one's insufficient understanding of and trust in God, good. It is the unconscious denial of God's allness. In reality there can be no dearth, no shortage, no lack, because, as Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 336), "Allness is the measure of the infinite, and nothing less can express God."

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