The Two Sufficients

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” – Mt6:34
My grace is sufficient for thee. “- 2Co12:9

Evil shall pass with the day that brought it,
As the sea is stayed by the barrier land;
When the Giver of Good shall say, “No farther,”
And bid the foeman restrain his hand;
But the grace of the Lord outstays the evil,
Outlasts the darkness, outruns the morn,
Outwatches the stars in their nightly vigil,
And the foe that returns with the day re-born,
As he left it unwearied, shall find it unworn.

Annie Johnson Flint

One thought on “The Two Sufficients

  1. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.
    Mt 6:34

    I read Matthew Henry’s commentary on this verse. He states (paraphrase): we have enough trouble today without taking on tomorrow’s trouble as well.

    Live in this day and receive His daily bread. There is a reason we were taught by God through the toils of the Children of Jacob: Manna is our daily provision. But only for today because through God’s sufficient grace, manna will be provided tomorrow, only when tomorrow comes.

    When we awaken with a new day, the enemy too awakens. But he will not find us downtrodden, as with each new day is a new breath of life from our Father. Focus on what God wants for us today…

    Jesus said: “Give us this bread, our daily Bread…” Mt 6:11



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