Philippians 4:19 - All Our Need In Christ.
Phil.4:19: All Our Need In Christ.
Phil 4:19 (KJV) But my God shall supply all your need according
to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
God promises to meet all the "needs" of believers, not
necessarily all their "wants" [New Bible Companion]
We can trust that God will always meet our needs. Whatever we
need on earth he will always supply, even if it is the courage to
face death as Paul did. Whatever we need in heaven he will supply. We
must remember, however, the difference between our wants and our
needs. Most people want to feel good and avoid discomfort or pain. We
may not get all that we want. By trusting in Christ, our attitudes
and appetites can change from wanting everything to accepting his
provision and power to live for him. [Life Application SB]
In glory. Some refer this phrase to the "riches," as riches that
are stored "in glory," that is, in heaven. Others connect "shall
supply" and "in glory," and imply that the reward will be given in the
hereafter. This second view tends to restrict God's working, whereas the
Lord is well able to supply the Christian's need in this life as well
as in that which is to come. [SDA Commentary]
By Christ Jesus. Rather, "in Christ Jesus," or "in personal
connection with Christ Jesus." All God's kindnesses are given to men
through Christ, and can be enjoyed by those who are connected with the
Saviour. [SDA Commentary]
Because of a recession and home renovations, our financial
resources were depleted. Each month our budget was stretched to meet many
expenses. There was no money for the perm my hair needed so badly.
One Friday afternoon as a car pulled out of a parking lot, I
noticed that the driver had left her handbag on the ground. When honking
my horn failed to get her attention, I raced to collect the handbag
and followed the car. Because the traffic lights hindered my
progress, the car soon disappeared.
At home I checked the woman's handbag for identification. Her
place of employment was given, but when I called, no one answered. Her
home address was listed without a telephone number. The telephone
operator confirmed that the number was unpublished.
I was able to track down the woman's husband, whom I knew only
by reputation. Not long after my call, the woman arrived at my
house to collect her handbag, which she had not even missed!
Monday morning I was again in the parking lot. The woman whose
handbag I had recovered was speaking to her husband and pointing to me.
Suddenly the husband was standing by my car window saying, "It was nice
of you to retrieve my wife's handbag. We were so relieved that
nothing was missing. My wife had plane tickets and other valuables in
her handbag. You have been so kind; I would like to give you a
I protested vigorously, but he continued, "Here is my card. I
would like to give you a free hairdo-anything you want done. Please
call and arrange an appointment."
Recognizing the man as one of the most renowned hairdressers, I
changed my tune and excitedly accepted his card. "Praise the Lord!" I
exclaimed. "You have answered one of my prayers. Thank you!"
In my car I had a glorious prayer and praise service, thanking
God for showing me that "our heavenly Father has a thousand ways to
provide for us, of which we know nothing." (DA330) [Betty Anne Lowe
Whether the need be spiritual or temporal, God will withhold no
good thing from the righteous (Ps. 84:11). [SDA Commentary]