Far More Abundantly

I awoke this morning reflecting on the multitude of blessings that God extended over this last week of ministry. Here is how Charles Spurgeon described the Lord’s ability to bless in light of Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all we ask or think . . . .”

“Not above some things that we ask, but all.  Not above some of our dimmer conceptions, our lower thoughts, but above all that we think.  Now just put together all that you have ever asked for.  Heap it up, and then pile upon the top thereof all that you have ever thought of concerning the riches of divine grace.  What a mountain! . . . High as this pyramid of prayers and contemplations may be piled, God’s ability to bless is higher still.”[1]



1. C. H. Spurgeon, The Treasury of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, 1950), III:419. HT: Ray Ortlund

About the author

Chris Castaldo (PhD, London School of Theology) is the lead pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Talking with Catholics about the Gospel and coauthor of The Unfinished Reformation.