To begin the new year we are starting on Wednesdays with a 5 part series from Philippians 4 about the Pathway to Success.
Today is part Five and we are talking about God’s Supply.
Philippians 4:19 (ESV)
19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Supplies are important in every endeavour.
Before kids go back to school, parent go out and buy school supplies so their children will have the materials to do their work.
Before we start church each week we have to ensure all the supplies needed are purchased, sometimes its the simple things like coffee, sugar, and toilet paper.
When an army goes to war, supplies are imperative, support supplies such as food and shelter in addition to military supplies.
And the logistics of transporting supplies to the troops can often become a problem.
Likewise God supplies His people with what they need to get their jobs done.
Paul referred to the present when he said that God would supply our needs.
He was not merely implying a future hope.
The Philippian Church had supplied Paul’s need.
So this turned his thoughts to God, who supplied their every need.
Notice the significant things that Paul said about the way God supplies our needs.
- God’s supply is personal.
Paul said “My God “ God was personal and real to Paul.
God directs His provisions to us personally.
He also uses other people to supply our needs.
The people of the Philippian church were instruments through who Paul’s need was met.
Have you ever prayed for a family in need and as part of that prayer said to God not to worry about food for the family, because you would supply it?
If you have God met that need through you!
2. God’s supply is positive.
Paul was able to tell the Philippians that God would supply all their needs.
He knew that God keeps His promises, and that we can be positive that God does supply all our needs.
What prompted Paul to make such a positive statement?
Paul knew from personal experience that God would do it, because throughout Paul’s ministry God had provided for him.
3. God’s supply is providential.
In God’s providential care all our needs will be met.
We must however remember there is a difference between needs and wants.
God may not supply your wants, but He will certainly meet all your needs.
Think about it this way what ever God doesn’t supply us, we don’t require. That can be a little hard to swallow but it’s a fact.
God’s supply is plentiful. He gives according to His riches in glory, that is in His abundance.
4. God’s supply is in His presence.
Paul indicated that god’s supply is by Christ Jesus.
The greatest supply He gives to us is in His presence.
Jesus promised that He will never leave us or forsake us, He will be with us until the end of the age.
Christ’s power will supply all our needs again and again.
How much greater is it when we continually dwell in the presence of the Lord and receive every necessary provision direct from His hand.
God’s supply is truely adequate for our every need.
Until next time
Stay in the Blessings
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word.
When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer.
Theres nothing thats too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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