2 Corinthians 3:5 (NASB)

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider
anything as coming from ourselves, but our
adequacy is from God,

Bible Commentary

2 Corinthians 3:5 is a Bible verse from the New Testament, which reminds us that we can do nothing apart from God.

“Adequate” is an interesting word. It means: enough for what is required; sufficient, suitable. We humans live with such a fear of loss; we’re afraid we’re not going to have enough, be enough, or do enough. Look at the definition of adequate again: enough for what is required.

Who decides how much is required? We think we have our own answers to that one, but we really don’t know the whole answer. God says He gives us enough for one day at a time.


Jesus said in Matthew 6:34, “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”


Having worked in the financial industry, I see people trying to prepare and plan for retirement, for their kids’ and grandkids’ financial future, which is great, but only God knows what is required for that time in the future, and for today, the present.

Sometimes, the best laid plans go awry and then what? 2 Corinthians 3:5 says, “…our adequacy is from God.”

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