TDR: 3 September (Philippians 4:19)

‘My God will supply all your needs’ (Philippians 4:19)

Paul assured believers at Philippi, and so he assures us. They had many wants, so have we; they were dependant on God, and so are we. The Lord engaged to supply them, and He is engaged to supply us.

The Lord was faithful to them, and He will be faithful to us. His absolute promises are our invaluable treasure; His unchangeableness is our immutable security. While Jehovah lives we cannot be friendless, we shall never be left to want; and at last we shall be able to testify, “Not one thing has failed of all that the Lord our God has promised.”

This morning we can rejoice, and say, “The Lord has blessed me right up till now. You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word.”

Our wants should remind us of God’s promises; the promises should be used to quell our fears, and comfort our hearts. We do not know what a day will bring forth; but we know that “our God will supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Therefore, let this banish cares, and let us rejoice in the Lord as our Provider.

In Jesus is our store,
Grace issues from His throne;
Whoever says, “I want no more,
Confesses he has none;
But they who come to be supplied
Will find Jehovah doth provide

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)

Journal Jottings

‘I see the beauty of perfect holiness, and in general, I ardently desire it; but yet, at times, I feel a desire for and love to what is filthy and defiling… One thing I will do, while I can, I will warn sinners of their danger; and endeavour to lead them to the Lord Jesus Christ, for life and peace. May the Lord crown my poor imperfect efforts with his blessing.’