Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:16-23
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
As we come to the close of Paul’s epistle to the Philippians, one verse stands out in a prominent way — “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” What a promise this is! God promises to supply all our needs.
Why do we become so anxious about our future? Why do we fret over what we don’t have? God promises that He will supply every need we have; yes, “every need” the verse states.
Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount come to me — “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?” (Matthew 6:25,26). God promises to take care of us because we are valuable to Him. He lovingly provides what we need.
Notice where God’s provision comes from — “according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” He will fulfill His promise to supply our every need according to His infinite resources. God lavishes His love and grace upon us. He delights in supplying all our needs.
Finally, notice that God’s loving care and provision is based on the merits of His Son, Jesus Christ. Do you remember these words which are found in Romans 8? “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:31,32)
Lord God, I have seen Your hand provide for me and my family over the years. You graciously and lovingly have provided for my every need. I thank You for this glorious promise and trust You to continue providing for my every need. I know that You did not spare Jesus, but freely gave Him to save me. Why should I not expect You to take care of me after You did such a gracious and extravagant thing on my behalf?
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