Monday, August 3, 2015

He Supplies All Our Need through His Grace

"19But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20Now unto God and our Father be glory for ever and ever. Amen." (Philippians 4: 19-20)

This phrase is oft-quoted in our lives.

Yet we cannot understand His supply until we understand "His riches in glory".

This glory is not based just on who He is, but what He has done for us at the Cross:

"But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." (Galatians 6: 14)


"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich." (2 Corinthians 8: 9)

The riches of Christ are revealed to us in our greater revelation of the Cross:

"10Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow." (1 Peter 1: 1-11)

and also

"But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." (2 Peter 3: 18)

We can trust Him to meet all our needs because of what Jesus did at the Cross:

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ." (Romans 5: 17)


31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us." (Romans 8:31-34)

The more that we understand what Jesus did for us, the grace of God that is revealed to us through the Cross, the more that we can receive His riches into our lives.

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