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God Will Provide (15 of 15)
Series: Studies In Philippians
Dr. Stan Coffey
Today we are in our last lesson on the Studies in Philippians with the subject, "God Will Provide." If you have your Bibles, I invite you to turn with me to Philippians 4:16-19.
Philippians 4:16-19 "For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity. Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Now before we break that wonderful promise in that passage of Scripture down, before we look into it and let the Holy Spirit speak to us from it, let me share with you the context of that promise. Many people take the promises of God out of context and they use the Bible like a Sears and Roebuck catalogue. They go through it and they say, I want this and I want this and I want this and I want that. Or they think God is some kind of a cosmic bellboy who is there to bounce around and meet their needs and they have no responsibility to Him whatsoever.
And I want you to understand the condition and the context of this promise where God says I will meet every need that you have. You have come today with a need. Some of us have very pressing needs today, some of us have family needs, some of us have emotional needs, and our lives are just falling apart. Some of us have great spiritual needs, some of us have financial needs. This promise says, "my God shall supply all your need…" But it is given in the context as the apostle Paul writes the Philippian church from prison and thanks them in a thank you note for the gift that they have sent to him. They have blessed him with a gift. And he is writing to thank them and to show appreciation for them.
And as he wr ...
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