Psalm 119 – Part 5B
July 25, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 6A
July 27, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 5B
July 25, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 6A
July 27, 2013

Philippians Favorites – 4:19

I-40 between Nashville and Memphis Tennessee 2013

I-40 between Nashville and Memphis Tennessee 2013

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

This is the last of the Philippians Favorites. Certainly, other verses have meaning for us. Philippians is the book where Paul rejoices in spite of all the problems. In fact, most people think he was in the Roman jail at this time. Still this is a positive testimony to the all-powerful, all-sufficient God. Study Philippians from time to time, especially if the world is closing in on you.

This verse comes in handy when the pantry is empty or the bank account. It’s a promise verse.

Paul said “my God.” That’s interesting because he was making it personal. However, do you know what? When I read it, I say, “my God,” so it’s personal for me also. I serve this same God. He is the only true and living God, Creator of the whole universe. The God that speaks things into existence.

In light of the fact that God is so big and has unlimited resources, we can say He will supply all my needs. Supply is literally to make full, to fill to the full. It has the idea of cramming it so full you can’t get anything else in it. In Luke 6:38 Jesus said, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” I always think of the ice cream place filling up a pint for me. The press it down, shake it to fully fill the pint container. Of course, they don’t let it overflow, but God does.

This source of supply is according to God’s riches. In addition, He supplies it through grace by the finished work of Jesus on the cross. God’s unmerited favor fully meets my needs. He doesn’t owe us this. He delights in giving it to us.

Compare your need to His riches. It’s like a zillionaire paying a light bill. It’s just change. You aren’t taking advantage of God, when you confess that He is supplying your needs. Just as a side note, Paul said “My God,” shall supply “your needs.” His God supplies his needs and Paul knows He will supply yours and mine as well. PTL.