He Is Able—We Are Not

24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy … (Jude).

Perhaps the entire gospel can be said with these few very simple words: Christ is “able”—we are not. If we were indeed able to keep ourselves from “stumbling” into sin, He never would have needed to make Himself an offering for it. If we were able to cause ourselves to “stand in the presence of God’s glory,” He never would have entered this world to stand in ours.

We could never be considered “blameless” apart from the work of the One who is able to make us so. We could never know “great joy” apart from the work of the One who is able to give true reason for it—for the greatest joy comes, not from achieving the difficult, but from receiving the impossible. 

Lord, thank You for being able! Help us this Day to call on Your aide so that we might walk blameless and experience great joy. Amen.