Philippians 4:19- But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

  • This verse is a promise that has strengthened and sustained us over the years.
  • God has always and always will meet our needs.

This morning we are going to look at three takeaways when it comes to God meeting our needs.

 

First, the provider of the promise. VS 19

  • “My God” is the provider of this promise.
  • Oftentimes we begin to think that our income, retirement, insurance, etc. are what meets our needs.
  • Paul knew God as the provider of all his needs.
  • Jehovah-Jireh- God the Provider
  • Is He your provider today? Have you accepted Christ as your personal savior?

 

Secondly, the plentitude of the promise. VS 19

  • A promise is only as good as the one making the promise.
  • God is making the promise to supply all our needs. He knows every need that we have. He is fully capable of doing what He says He will do.

Matthew 6:8- Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Mathew 6:32- (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

  • “All your need” means abundant provision. We serve a rich God who provides all of our needs.

Psalms 104:24- O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalms 24:1- The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

  • The earth and everything in it belongs to God.
  • What we have and own belongs to God, it’s not ours.

Psalms 50:10-12- For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. 11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine. 12 If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.

Isaiah 45:3- And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

  • “According to” means we cannot have a need too great for God to supply.

Romans 8:32- He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

  • If God can provide salvation, he can provide all your needs.
  • We can’t have a need too great for God to supply.

 

Thirdly, the prerequisite to the promise. VS 14-18

  • These verses are the prerequisite to the promise.

Philippians 4:14-18- Notwithstanding ye have well done, that ye did communicate with my affliction. 15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only. 16 For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. 17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God.

  • If we fail to apply verses 14-18, then we miss the blessing of verse 19.
  • What is the prerequisite? They gave to missions. Sharing the Gospel with people around the world through our giving to missionaries.

Luke 6:38- Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

  • If we want our needs met we must give sacrificially so the gospel message can be preached around the world.
  • God will and wants to meet every need we have. Will you trust Him to do that?

Do you know Christ as your Savior?  Do you know for sure you are going to heaven when you die?  You can know for sure you are going to heaven and that your sins are forgiven!

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