Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Our text verse starts with a conjunction, “but.” Most of the time when we read this verse or quote this verse, we just skip over that connective word, “but.” We just begin with the word “my.” But we must not skip that word. The word “but” connects this promise to the context that surrounds it. This is important for us to understand. In it’s proper context, this verse is not written to the world in general. It is not given to everyone, not even all believers. It is not written to the selfish, but to the sacrificial, those involved in meeting the needs of others. It is written to those that get behind a cause and back it all the way, to those that have a purpose bigger than themselves!
We know that God’s Provisions are Bigger Than Our Needs and He will provide because He is OUR God and because we are obedient to Him. Don’t miss this. This is not a blanket promise. Paul is saying, “Because you met my needs, God will meet your needs.” This morning we considered (1) The Source of Our Provisions – “My God,” (2) The Surety of Our Provisions – “Shall Supply,” (3) The Scope of Our Provisions – “All Your Need,” and (4) The Standard of Our Provisions – “According To His Riches in Glory in Christ Jesus.” You may listen to this message by following this link or visit our sermons page.