The sufficiency of Christ

The question of the day is: Is Christ alone enough? Or rephrased, does Christ alone supply enough for you to be a Christian? The obvious answer is yes, but how exactly does this play out in each of our lives?


Many will say that we need the word of God also, which we love and thirst for when it is available, but what of those times when it is not? Do we then cease to be Christians? Are we disobedient to God because the word of God has been withdrawn from us? There have been many suffering Christians who have never even seen the word of God let alone read it. Does this make them less of a Christian? Absolutely not! In the modern era alone I can think of those in prison camps or behind the walls of a dictator somewhere who have not been allowed to read the word of God. For these, access to the word of God has been prohibited, yet they flourish as Christians. Why? Simply because Christ alone is sufficient.


It is the same with other things like family, or reputation, or health, or wealth, or fellowship, or even prayer. Throughout time God has seen fit to withdraw these things for one reason or another from those who are His. It is in these times that those who are His learn what it truly means when it is said that Christ alone is sufficient. In time, at least something considered indispensable is withdrawn from the Christian, sometimes it is more than one, and odd times even many of the above things have been withdrawn from those who are His. It is in these times where Christ makes the choicest of fruit amongst His people. He teaches them that He alone truly is sufficient, and that He being ever with them, they shall never perish.


About the closest man gets to having everything withdrawn is in the dungeon, yet even there God is there in prayer, but if you think about it for just a moment, there is only ONE to whom ALL of these things have been withdrawn at the same time, and that is Christ when He was on the cross. And this He did for thee…


2 Cor 12:9 ….My grace is sufficient for thee….

2 Responses to “The sufficiency of Christ”

  1. Jean says:

    Wow, powerful post Lee! I have been reading 1st and 2nd Samuel, King David was often reduced to nothing, imagine your own son becoming your worst enemy. Yet in all that God’s grace was always sufficient for him, and trusted in the Lord, and said, I laid me down and slept, I awaked; for the LORD sustained me, psalm 3: 5.

    For me personally there was a time the Lord took away His word from me, when I needed it the most. I was left with no choice but to look up, and talk to Him, and His grace is always sufficient, even when we can not read the bible…

  2. Lee says:

    Thanks sister!

    Too often people will even do such strange things as lay the Bible down as their Christ instead of coming to the Christ of the Bible, thereby fulfilling this:

    John 5:39-40
    Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

    Sometimes the only way to see if our faith truly is in Christ is if the other things we tend to put trust in are taken away. That can be the very best of places to come to really KNOW Christ.