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Philippians 4:19 (NKJV) And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Too often that verse is used as some sort of “God is a genie in a bottle” spiritual trick verse to teach people the Lord will supply you with all your needs… ACCORDING TO YOU.

Well that’s not the meaning at all. Philippians is a book that teaches us about humility and service pointing out that Jesus was the ultimate example, giving up everything for nothing, trading the throne room of Heaven for a filthy manger.

By the time you get to this verse in Paul’s letter to the Church in Philippi, the real meaning is this: as you choose to live a life of humble service and love, as you face the inevitable persecution that will come to every Christ-follower, as you battle a world given over to sin and wickedness… don’t worry. God will supply you with every need according to His riches in glory by Christ. God will supply you with everything you need to live the life He wants you to live (your real “best life” by the way not some top ten book-selling, fleshly version of it).

God supplies you not primarily for YOUR benefit (though it certainly is) but for the real prize: to glorify His Son.

Think It Over: We are marketed a lot of silly and shallow Christian prosperity and therapy that would make God nothing but our own personal Walmart and BFF. Discard this spiritual immaturity and embrace the real life God has for you that is one of genuine humility, service, love and joy.