Providential Supply of God

by admin ~ June 18th, 2016. Filed under: Brandenburg.

I want to combine a couple of thoughts from two different verses from Paul’s epistles, and then consider some belief and practice from those thoughts from those verses. In Philippians 4:19, the Apostle Paul writes, “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Paul is writing to the church at Philippi, which was in Macedonia, which had sent him a very sacrificial gift. He wanted them to know, that despite the loss that ensued because of that collection, they would be fine. God would supply all their need. Then in 1 Timothy 6:8, he writes to Timothy, both to him and to pass on to the church at Ephesus, “having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” God will supply all your need and then you need to be content with that. This promise goes to characteristically obedient children of God in His churches. How will God supply all one needs? He will do that by means of His providence. Providence is the work of God. The work of God by very definition is supernatural. However, God doesn’t do miracles to get that done. God uses the ordinary means to accomplish that task. We should be content with God using ordinary means to meet our need. He has promised He will do that to and for His obedient children. That doesn’t require a miracle and if we expect one anyway, we are discontent or covetous.

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