“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8).
The Greek word for *”sufficiency”* is *”auterkeia”* from which we get the English word *”autarchy”* which is *”an economic system of self-sufficiency, and economic independence as a national policy.”* As it appears in the scripture above, it means self-sustaining prosperity, self-satisfaction and contentedness.
*”Auterkeia”* or *”sufficiency “* means you don’t need help or supply from anywhere; you’re self-sufficient and independent. The word connotes self-sustainability or self-sustaining power. It means to have the ability to live completely independent of circumstances. That means to live independent of the economy—to live above inflation; it means having everything you require to live the God-life.
However, this is different from the way the word is used in 2 Corinthians 3:5: *_” Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”_* Here, the Greek word is *”hikanotes”* and it means ability; God’s ability. Thus, to say *”our sufficiency is of God”* means our ability is supernatural and unlimited, because it comes from God.