What do we really need?
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. – Philippians 4:1
We all enjoy reading this scripture but some make the assumption that it’s all about getting wealth and that we just need to believe it and receive it. However, Paul wrote this in response to the generosity shown toward him by his Philippian brothers and sisters in Christ. It serves as a reminder that when we receive freely from God, we should have the same heart of generosity toward others. God, who sees the heart, will reward you and promises to supply all your needs according to His riches in glory.
Our needs may differ from day to day. You cannot predict the needs you may have tomorrow. I remember my needs suddenly changed one evening while gardening recently. A well placed spade came into contact with a poorly positioned mains water supply. Suddenly, our lack of supply created a need we didn’t anticipate. Plumbing was not on my list of jobs that day, but now the most urgent physical need I had was plumbing supplies to get it fixed.
No matter how much we plan and prepare, we will always find ourselves in times of need in life. The biggest need we could ever have is our need of Christ Jesus in our life. Our pursuit of Him should be our main priority.
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing. – Psalm 34:10
The lion is the king of his domain, the top predator. A young lion would be confident of his position and ability, but even they suffer times of hunger. It’s a picture of those confident in their own abilities, business acumen or positions in life. Their confidence is tied up in things which could so easily be taken away. But what a great promise that if we seek the Lord, we will lack no good thing.
We are often limited by the needs we have, but God promises to meet your limiting needs with His limitless supply.
When we take our eyes off our earthly needs and live to serve Christ, we realise that He has already given us everything we need in life and His storehouses will never run dry.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. – 2 Peter 1:2-4
God knows your needs and has unlimited supply, there is no need to panic about our own needs. Turn to Him and live a life of generosity and you will lack no good thing.
Be wonderfully blessed today.