January 19th 2015
God will supply all that you need according to His rich grace and mercy.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 KJV)
“But my God….” This verse indicates a personal relationship to God calling him my God and indicating a personal spiritual relationship with Him. This verse begins with the word “but” which implies preceding thoughts joined together or in conjunction with the thoughts of this verse; either by agreement, or in contrast with opposing principles.
Paul was talking in this fourth chapter of Philippians about God supplying all our needs. Note that he was not inspired to some of our needs; but all of our needs. This great promise from God was made in light of His own living and giving sacrificially towards God and ministering to others they divinely come in contact with to further His Word.
This great promise of God’s rich grace and mercy Paul was inspired to write was set in the context of a blessing for God’s own spiritual family who are living for Him. It is not about having a blank “spiritual check” written to anyone who should prayerfully request a bountiful blessing in their life. God’s blessings are not doled out in spite of how a person lives; but given richly in accordance to obedience to His will and way in their life. It is God promising to meet the needs of His own spiritual family in supernatural ways and proportions that man alone cannot fathom or reach for himself. It is about blessings that are in such proportion that they have God’s supernatural spiritual signature written all over them.
We can all call to mind adverse circumstances involving a child of God standing in a hopeless situation without any answer upon the horizon in a situation that was circling the drain but God turned the situation around according to His great mercy and rich grace giving Him all the glory and honor.