The Supply of Need by David Cawston

The Supply of Need
David Cawston
Philippians 4:15-19

Introduction:
The Philippians church had remember Paul during his imprisonment at Rome. This kindness meant a great deal to the apostle. Out of this setting he wrote to them this letter.

It was a thank you note for the support that he had just received through their messenger Epaphorditus.

The circumstance, which occasioned these words were touchingly human. In his poverty and imprisonment Paul had relieved a shearing love gift. Maybe the gift was not very much in terms of Roman coinage; but the Christian love behind it made it of priceless worth to Paul. But this verse is more than just an expression of goodwill.
- It is an assurance.
- It is a God-given pledge to us of Divine all-sufficiency.

How beautiful the words are expressed from the inspired pen of the Apostle. MY GOD.

I. MY GOD
The richness behind the expression of Paul came from years of service, which started on the Damascus Road.

God had been endeared to him through the revelation of His son Jesus Christ. .

God has become "MY GOD" in light of his covenant relationship with me.

The Apostle Paul had had years of experience in personal intimate relationship with God. He could so personalize his comment by stating "MY GOD"

It was a proven fact of experience.

When the storm has raged He has flung his mantle round me.
When the battle has waxed hot, He has shielded me from the fiery darts of the wicked.
He has led me and fed me.
He has answered my prayers.
He has shown me that underneath me are the everlasting arms of love, which never lets me, go.

Full well has he proved himself to be "MY GOD"

II. Shall Supply

The word "Supply" in this promise means literally to fill full. "My God shall fulfill ever need of yours."

The picture of this comes to us out of the book of second kings. You remember the widow with her cruse of oil. The woman was in desperate need. The creditor has come to take her sons a ...


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