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Philippians 4:19 In accord with His riches!

26-04-2023 - Posted by Hans

Now my God shall be filling your every need in accord with His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Paul was abundantly and completely supplied with everything he needed (4:18). “My grace is sufficient for you” (2Cor.12:9), he was once assured and it has become his life motto. No one is richer than the one who has enough. What was true for Paul is no less true for his readers. Then and now. God supplies every need completely. Not in what we think we need, because what do we know about that?! Only One knows what we really need. This verse is rich in superlatives. “In every need”,

“completely provided”. Also note that Paul writes that God provides “in accord with His riches”. The preposition “with” (Gr. kata) is significant. That goes much further than that God provides “out of his riches”. An illustration. Suppose Bill Gates gives a tip to a beggar on the street. That is a gift from his wealth. But suppose Bill Gates were to give a gift according to his wealth… i.e. according to his wealth. Then the beggar would be very rich in one go!

God does not give sparingly, but “according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus”! That makes us superabundantly rich!