And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 NIV
James Richardson & Sons Ltd. has a long history of counterintuitive business moves. In the face of weak oil prices last year, the company expanded its energy infrastructure holdings with the $1-billion purchase of a pipeline system in Saskatchewan through one of its subsidiaries. The pattern stretches back 159 years. The Manitoba-headquartered family firm ventured into financial services during the Great Depression. Today, the Richardson family is one of the wealthiest in Canada, with a current net worth of over $6.5 billion.
The world tells us that he who dies with the most toys, wins. The fact is that he who dies with the most toys, dies. Eternity does call, but you can’t take any of those toys with you. The uber-wealthy in this world are going to end up in a cemetery or mausoleum just like everybody else. The kingdom of God teaches something about riches, but it isn’t anything like the world teaches. Philippians 4:19 says “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Paul has been commending the Philippians for being such a blessing to his ministry. When no one else was supporting him, the believers in Philippi were. Paul knew that because of their faithfulness to the Lord, God would bless them out His of riches in Jesus Christ and meet their needs. We can never outgive the Lord. While God does provide financially for His faithful people – Jesus does tell us to ask the Lord for our daily bread, the true riches of the kingdom of God are the things of the spirit. Whatever your heart is in need of today, the Lord will provide in Jesus.
These have been words from the heart.