According To His Power

Eph 3:20-21, 20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen

The apostle Paul in his writings would share what he wills followed by the means within which he performs it. As an example in Phil 4:13 he states, “I can do all things…”, but only, “…through Christ who strengthens me”. Consider another verse Col 1:29 “To this end I also labor, striving …” and by what means you ask? “…according to His working which works in me mightily.

I can’t  resist giving two more examples, 1Co 15:10  “…but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me” Notice the responsibility of man empowered by the sovereignty of God. Php 2:12 “Therefore, …work out your own salvation with fear and trembling 13  for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” This is knowing what to do and the means by which it is possible.

Praise be to God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or imagine as a result of His preserving power in us. The verse is immaterial if the power is not first present. The last clause is the means by which the primary clause is accomplished. This is all to the praise of His glory in the Church and to all generation.