A godly supply

A beggar can be expected to share the scraps he has collected. A prince can be expected to treat someone to a full course feast. Each offers supplies in accordance with his realm. When we say that God does or gives something in accordance with his kingdom, grace, or glory, we expect to find unique dimensions defining the activity or supplies.

My God will use his glorious riches to give you everything you need. He will do this through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19

This saying from Paul is intended to raise the expectations of his readers. They were to expect God to address their needs in accordance with his significant riches. As such, groceries, precious metals, and real estate are not part of Christ’s glorious inheritance. They are certainly in his control and he gives commands concerning our requests for everything, even when the things are in our power.

Perhaps it would be good to recall that Paul had just finished saying that he has everything he needs. This saying shows Paul’s contentment with God’s gifts and his awareness that God gives in line with extreme generosity and unlinited means and resources. This means that a commensurate gift or a gift from the glorious riches does not need to be 6-figured, made of precious stones or metals. Exact change for $3.65 from an unexpected source just when one needs it is a riches in glory gift.

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