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According To His Riches
4/27/2018

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

There are many people throughout our nation — and the world for that matter — who are facing very difficult challenges, and for some it may even be a full-blown crisis.  When we find ourselves in these situations it can be so easy for us to fix our minds on the impossibility of what we may be facing, or on what we don’t have.  I feel it is so important to always remember how big our God is, and to never underscore what He can do for us.  All throughout the Bible we can see story after story of God providing for those who felt hopeless. 

In the Book of 2 Kings we can see one of these stories, as the kings of Israel, Judah, and Edom had gathered together to go to war against the king of Moab. They had been traveling for about seven days and they found themselves with no water for the livestock or men.  Jehoram, the king of Israel had lost all hope, but King Jehoshaphat of Judah chose to seek out God through the prophet Elisha because he knew the word of the Lord was with him (2 Kings 3:11).  

Elisha did just that, and he commanded the kings to begin to dig many ditches throughout the valley they were in. He then told them, “For thus says the LORD: ‘You shall not see wind, nor shall you see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, so that you, your cattle, and your animals may drink.’ And this is a simple matter in the sight of the LORD; He will also deliver the Moabites into your hand." (2 Kings 3:17-18 NKJV). 

I like this story because God clearly tells them they wouldn’t see any wind (synonymous with storms), or any rain, which would provide their water — there would be no telltale signs of any provision, and yet He promises the water would be there for them.  

It may well be the same for our lives — we might not have what we need, and yet God can choose to provide it in very unique ways.  Our provision may just come from something unforeseen, or from someone God has chosen to use to bless us—but it will still be from God.   

We need to read these stories and meditate upon them so we can be reminded of whom we serve, and how much He loves us. God will allow us to go through tough times to prepare us and to teach us to be fully dependant upon Him alone. When we have gone through these types of challenges we will find we are uniquely shaped and forever changed. Our testimony will be strong and it will have great weight, and it will bring hope to those who hear it.  

I want to encourage you to remember, our God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

STUDY QUESTION: According to Philippians 4:19, what can we learn with respect to God supplying our needs?  

PERSONAL INVENTORY: Is your faith, trust, and confidence founded in God, and do you trust Him to meet your needs completely?

PRACTICAL APPLICATION: Always look to the Lord to meet your needs, and always trust in His promise to provide and protect you.  

PRAYER: Father, thank You for loving me so much. Thank You for all provision and protection for my life. Lord, I trust You and I love You. In Jesus’ precious name, amen…

 

Be Blessed, Pastor Scott

 

 


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