The Covenant of Provision – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:14-20
Key Verse: Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
As we continue our study from yesterday, we want to look more at God’s perspective of our needs. If we don’t get a good grip on this subject of needs versus wants, we can lose faith in the promises of God’s covenant with us.
I hope you would agree with me that God is the only one who can truly judge anything and anybody with complete wisdom and understanding. God, not us, must judge what our needs are for each day. Sometimes we feel so strongly about a particular prayer request. We can’t imagine it not qualifying as a real need for our lives. As God views your life from the beginning to the end; from your strengths and your weakness; from His purpose for your life to the purposes of the lives around you, He judges correctly! God invites us to pray about everything but asks us to end each request with the words and/or attitude: “not my will but your will be done.”
Yesterday’s study started with the thoughts of God’s wonderful love for us. It is this great love that leads God to go beyond our needs and grant us many of our wants. These wants are not promised in covenant, but often still flow out of His mercies and compassion. We can trust the judgment of our wonderful heavenly Father. He enjoys giving gifts to His children (Matthew 7:11). Rejoice in the Lord!
Father, thank you for being so good to me. I may not always like or understand when you say no, but I trust your judgment! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.