God’s Inexhaustible Supply!
“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Paul praised the church members at Philippi because of their heart for giving financially to the mission of sharing God’s Word with others. The church held a special place in the apostle’s heart because of its generous giving to help his work as he visited town after town to share the gospel of Christ and encourage the brethren.
Paul inferred that it was a privilege for the church to give as it had. He assured the church that, although its generosity may cause the church some immediate financial pain, he replied, God’s supply of blessing would meet the church’s every need. The Greek word used for ‘all’ means ‘all, any, every, the whole—it is all-encompassing.
Nehemiah 5:19 says, “Think upon me, my God, for good, according to all that I have done for this people.”
There is not a need that you or I have that God cannot meet according to all the riches of Christ. The old saying is true, “One can’t out-give God.” God has blessed us with the opportunity to help provide for missionaries who serve Him both at home and worldwide. It’s our responsibility as a ‘blessing of God’ to bless His works and promote the gospel. When God is blessing someone, He is not just blessing them for their selfish interest but others.
In the Scripture passage for today, Paul noted that giving, a physical and material act, results in spiritual fruit, or interest, for the kingdom of God. It is a spiritual transaction in which we can trust God to provide for all we need. Psalm 23:1 says, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
1. Father, help me be a faithful and cheerful giver, knowing that You will supply everything I need.
2. Philippians 4:7: Let the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus