And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 NIV
All My Needs
Canada has a great need for organ donors. As of December 2021, there were 3,060 people waiting for a kidney transplant. That year there were 105 deaths while people were waiting for a kidney. There is also a need for livers, hearts, lungs and pancreases. As of December 31, 2021, 536 people were waiting for a liver transplant and 135 waiting for a heart transplant. There were 95 deaths in 2021 while waiting for a liver transplant and 12 waiting for a heart.
There is a principle within the Kingdom of God that is often misunderstood – you cannot out-give the Lord. There are some who take this to an unbiblical conclusion – give me your money and God will make you rich. That is not at all what the Bible teaches. In his epistle to the believers in Philippi, Paul expresses his appreciation to those who had been supporting his ministry. They have given generously, and Paul is grateful to them because he has all he needs. He then says, in Philippians 4:19: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” What the Bible teaches is that as we recognize that all we have comes from the Lord – every good and perfect gift, to use James’ words – we become less selfish and more generous. In our hearts, we understand that we are just stewards of God’s provision, so we don’t need to cling selfishly to what He has given us. Understanding this Kingdom of God principle makes us more and more generous, knowing that when we help others with what God has provided, He will provide all we need as well. Be generous today.
These have been words from the heart.