Riches in Glory, Philippians 4. You know, as Christians, we do have an unlimited source of income! Not only is that source of income unlimited, but it is administered to us, according to our needs, by a wise and understanding Father.
God shall supply all you need
according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our
Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Philippians 4:19,20, KJV
In this devotional, we are looking at the second of three benedictions found in Philippians 4:19 & 20. Our last benediction spoke of the peace of God; this devotion continues that thought by showing us that every single need we will ever have will be provided for us.
If we are honest with ourselves, even though we know it is not true, we sometimes think that all of our problems would be solved if we were financially independent. Just think of having an unlimited source of income!
You know, as Christians, we do have an unlimited source of income! Not only is that source of income unlimited, but it is administered to us, according to our needs, by a wise and understanding Father. When Christ comes into our hearts and lives, we are immediately adopted into the family of God, and placed under His total care.
We certainly do not live as though we believe that, do we? Yes, you are right, Paul is speaking here of eternal riches. But, truthfully, no other riches really matter, do they?
Even though we as believers know this is true, we are tempted to live as do the people of this world. We seem to think that if we win the lottery all of our problems in life would be solved.
One just has to look at those who are rich in the things of this world to see that, remarkably, they tend to be the most unhappy people on our planet. Yet, that does not stop their striving to get more and more.
Yet God, who has access to all riches, gives to His children exactly what they need for life, happiness, peace, and joy. If monetary riches are what we really needed, then He would grant that to us. However, God who know our very heart of hearts, understands that monetary riches are more than most of us can handle.
I am reminded of those wonderful verses in Proverbs 30:8-9 (NJKV), by Agur.
Remove falsehood and lies far from me;
Give me neither poverty nor riches—
Feed me with the food allotted to me;
Lest I be full and deny You,
And say, “Who is the Lord?”
Or lest I be poor and steal,
And profane the name of my God.
Pray today that God would grant you joy in Christ as you consider the true riches you have in Him.
God shall supply all you need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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