Philippians 4:19 NIV – God will meet our needs (Part 2)

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Right after the beginning of this New Year, I wrote about “God will meet our needs” from the point of view that God cares for us.  God is our protector.  That God’s plans for us are already established and He promises to prosper us and not harm us; to give us a future and a hope.  Praise the Lord!!!  God’s promises are Yes and Amen.  God is our eternal provider and protector and He cares for us because we are His own children.

Today, I want to look at this verse from a different viewpoint.  God will meet all our needs according to the riches of His glory.  The key word here is, “needs”.  Let’s define the word “needs” from a spiritual sense. The word “needs” is defined as “Such things we need for sustenance and the journey.  That which is absolutely necessary for life.  Those things which he is scarcely able to do without. (Strong’s #G5532)  The same word “needs” is given in Matthew 6:8, “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”  It’s this definition that our foundational verse is speaking of.

God will equip us to carry out His will for our lives; tasks and responsibilities of a physical and spiritual nature.  We are equipped for service.  “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 NLKV)  There’s a difference between our “needs” and our “wants”.  God already knows our needs.  Out of God’s infinite abundance He gives us a spiritual treasure.  This, much more valuable than material wealth.

God gives us His rich wisdom and knowledge. “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!” (Romans 11:33 NKJV) 

God gives us His rich mercy, love, and grace.  “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”. (Ephesians 2:4-8 NKJV)

And God gave us His Son, Jesus.  “that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3 NKJV)

From where I’m sitting, friend, God’s riches in glory are far greater than anything that I could ever want or attain.  God will satisfy all of my needs.  God Himself is our greatest reward.  The fullness of which we will know at the coming of Jesus Christ.  God often supplies our needs above what we ever imagined.  The spiritual and material blessings given by God are to be enjoyed.  And we must receive them with grateful hearts.  I think I’ll place my trust in God as my supplier instead of myself or anyone else.  Hallelujah!!!

Holy Lord, thank You for supplying all our needs according to Your will, Your design and Your riches.  Thank You that You often bless us above what we expect.  You freely give Your wisdom and knowledge, Your mercy, love and grace, and You freely gave us Your Son, Jesus who suffered and died so that we could live.  Forgive our selfish ways, Lord, when we think we can accumulate everything we need.  Lord, we fall short every time when we don’t include a relationship with You.  Lord, help us place our trust in You as our supplier.  In Jesus Name.  AMEN.

Don’t believe me, believe God!

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