And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Today’s verse is probably one of the most commonly used verses in all of scripture when it comes to finances. This is a verse that most Christians will take ahold of when funds are tight. They will cling to the promise that God will supply every need they have even when every dime is completely spent. Thank goodness God is so faithful and always comes through when we get into a bind, but that is not exactly what the message of the text is saying.
As was discussed earlier this week, Paul was commending and thanking the church at Philippi for the support they had sent for the work of the LORD that Paul’s team was doing. In this same passage he even goes as far to say that none of the other churches he planted, visited and wrote letters to had sent anything to help them along in their travels. Paul did not ask for them to send him this blessing. In fact he tells the Philippian people that his excitement in getting the gift from them was not about how it provided for his team, but rather about the abundant reward and blessing that they would receive because of their generosity (verse 17).
This promise in verse 19 is a special blessing and promise for the people of Philippi. Paul told them that because they were faithful to support God’s mission, He (God) would supply or take care of all their needs. Not just in a little way, but according to God’s riches in glory! That’s a lot! This church was blessed not because of their great need, it was because of their great giving!
Today is Thanksgiving, and we are so thankful for the provision that our Heavenly Father always gives. Thankfully, He does give when we have needs and supplies when we have lack. However, God’s greatest gifts and blessings come to us as we give and bless others. Nothing moves the hand and heart of God quicker then when we have a sincerely generous heart. When we know that God’s goodness flow through us to others and we don’t worry about the supply running out because my God supplies all your needs in agreement with His rich and great glory.
Today’s scripture reading: Philippians 4:14- 20