Philippians 4:19 – “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” NASB
In the last devotional we consider the assurance found in this passage and today I would like for us to look at the Promise contained therein. In order to reach the objective of discovering the full impact of this truth I suggest we consider the parallel and contrast contained therein.
Paul said to the Philippians, “You have supplied my need: God shall supply yours.” He said, “You have supplied one of my needs: God will supply all of yours.” He said, “You have supplied me out of your poverty: God will supply you out of His riches.” He said, “You sent your gift by Epaphroditus, a true servant of Jesus: God will supply all your need by Jesus Himself.” That is incredible! Who received the greater blessing?
Jesus said, “If you give a cup of cold water in the name of an apostle you will not lose your reward.” We must never forget the truth that our gift does not buy from or obligate God. He obligates Himself. The Promises of God are sure and certain. The Promise is incredible – “All Your Needs Supplied.” But that is not the end, those needs are supplied by Jesus Himself, the giver and sustainer of life. Hallelujah!
I like building things and seeing them take shape and come together. I ask that you consider the construction of this Promise. Everything in it gathers around one verb, “supply” and amplifies it. I suggest that there is a seven-fold perfection of supply seen here. I hope that gets your attention.
The Source of the Supply is My God! The Certainty of the Supply is Shall! The Fulness of the Supply is Fulfill! The Extent of the Supply is All Your Needs! The Measure of the Supply is According to His Riches! The Storehouse of the Supply is In Glory! The Medium of the Supply is In Christ Jesus!
God will never fail, and we have no reason to fear. No Christian need to ever beg bread based on that Promise. We are unkind to ourselves and dishonoring to God when we allow our fears to torment us. That is not His Promise and He has not given the spirit of fear but the spirit of peace.
Let me give you a simple exercise and something to consider:
The Bank is My God. The Check is Shall Supply. The Amount is All Your Need. The Capital is His Riches. The Bank Address is In Glory. The Signature is By Christ Jesus. With all that, what remains for us to do? Yes, there is something that we must do to receive this. It is not automatic. We must put our signature on the check and endorse it. No check will receive payment until it is endorsed. Therefore, sign it by faith and receive the supply. It is God’s Promise to you!
I would like to dissect the word in the Promise “shall” but will do so in the next devotional and hope that it resonates and provides understanding, challenge, and benefit. Until then, may the LORD be with you in all you do.
Have a great day in Jesus!