God is sufficient unto us.
222. God is sufficient unto us. He will suffice us in all our actions and dealings if we allow Him: Babi Religion: “I have made none other but Thee my trust; I have clung to no will but Thy Will. Thou art, in truth, the All-Sufficing, indeed sufficient unto Me is God, the Exalted, the Powerful, the Sustainer.”
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 58)
God is sufficient unto us, the prophets of the religions of God tell us in not so many words. Trust and reliance on God is a must if we are to believe in a Benevolent Creator who only has our best interests at heart. And God is all knowing and all powerful, which means He is in a position to come to our aid if need be. So, we should trust and rely on Him if we are going to travel on this pathway to spirituality; and He will be there for us, even if it doesn’t quite look like it at the time. Judaism: 2 Samuel 22:3 “The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour.” Psalms 37:17 “For, The LORD upholdeth the righteous.” Psalms 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by The LORD: and he delighteth in His way.” Psalms 37:24 “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for The LORD upholdeth him with His hand.” 2 Kings 22:1 “And David spake unto The LORD the words of this song in the day that The LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:” 22:2 “And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;” 22:3 “The God of my rock; in Him will I trust: He is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.” Tobias 5:19 “For that which The Lord hath given us to live with doth suffice us.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” Wisdom 19:22 “For in all things, O Lord, Thou didst magnify Thy people, and glorify them, neither didst Thou lightly regard them: but didst assist them in every time and place.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha) Christianity: Hebrews 13:5 “For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” 13:6 “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” 2 Corinthians 3:4 “And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:” 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;” 3:6 “Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.” 12:9 “And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee.” 1 Timothy 4:10 “For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.” 2 Timothy 4:18 “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 279)
“Trust in The Lord, thy God, for He is sufficient unto whosoever trusteth in Him. He, verily, shall protect thee, and in Him shalt thou abide in safety.”
(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gems of Divine Mysteries, p. 60)
BABI RELIGION: “Thou art verily The Lord of grace abounding. Thou dost indeed suffice every created thing and causest it to be independent of all things, while nothing in the heavens or on the earth or that which lieth between them can ever suffice Thee. Verily Thou art the Self-Sufficient, the All-Knowing; Thou art indeed potent over all things.”
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 6)
Babi Religion: “All-sufficient is He for Me; independently of all things doth He suffice, while nothing in the heavens or in the earth but Him sufficeth. He, in very truth, is the Self-Subsisting, the Most Severe.”
(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 18)
64. “O Prophet! sufficient unto thee is Allah (God), (unto thee) and unto those who follow thee among the believers.”
(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 8)
59. “Sufficient unto us is Allah! Allah and His Messenger will soon give us of His bounty: to Allah do we turn our hopes!” 129. “But if they turn away, Say: ‘Allah sufficeth me: there is no god but He: on Him is my trust, He the Lord of the throne (of Glory) Supreme!”
(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 9)
38. “Sufficient is Allah for me! In Him trust those who put their trust.”
(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 39)
ZOROASTRIANISM: 1. “To the increase of our homage and praise of God we offer this service which, as our defense, may shield us, which is worship with its beneficent results; and Blessedness is with it of a verity, and Piety as well. [(Pazand) and of this worship the results here mentioned are the well-thought thought, the word well spoken, and the deed well done]; and let this our worship shelter us (suffice us) from the Daeva and from the evil-minded man. And to this worship do we confide our settlements and persons for protection and care, for guarding, and for oversight; and in this worship will we abide, O Ahura Mazda (God)! and with joy. In this worship do we exercise our choices; and to it will we approach, and to it will we belong; yea, to revering worship will we confide our settlements and persons for protection, and for care, for guarding, and for oversight, to such worship as is the praise of such as You.” For He sufficeth us in all our needs and worries.
(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 58)
HINDUISM: “Ah, Lord! I worship Thee, the Undivided, The Uttermost of thought.” “I see no Earth and Heaven!” “Thee, Lord of Lords! I see, Thee only- only Thee!” “Now let Thy mercy unto me be given, Thou Refuge of the World!” Thou are sufficient unto us in all Your ways.
(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 11)
Hinduism: “With all thy soul Trust Him, and take Him for thy succour, Prince!” “Give Me thy heart! adore Me! serve Me! Cling In faith and love and reverence to Me!” “So shalt thou come to Me! I promise true,” “For thou art sweet to Me!” “And let go those- Rites and writ duties! Fly to Me alone! Make Me thy single refuge!”
(Hindu, Bhagavad Gita (Edwin Arnold tr) chapter 18)
(Hinduism, Upanishads vol. 2, Svetasvatara and Taittiriyaka-Upanishad)
BUDDHISM: “Whoever takes refuge with the awakened one, the truth, and the community, who with clear understanding perceives the four noble truths: namely suffering, the origin of suffering, the cessation of suffering, and the eightfold holy way that leads to the cessation of suffering, that is the safe refuge; that is the best refuge; having gone to that refuge, a person is delivered from all pains.” “Let Him admonish, exhort, And shield from wrong. (Let Him suffice us always). Truly, pleasing is He to the good, Displeasing is He to the bad.”
(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 2 and 3 (tr. J.
SABEANISM: “And Thou hast spoken to us with Thy Word And hast commanded us with Thy commandment ‘Be My glory and I will be your Glory. Be my light and I will be your Light. And my name shall be in your mouths And I will be with you.’” The Great Life surficeth us. (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)