Philipians 4:19

Posted May 08, 2012 by Allen Powell in Worship of True God Hits: 2,094

Philipians 4:19  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

 

A simple text that is profound in what it does not say. The text mentions the Two who were involved in creation and in redemption, the Father and the Son. Note how much of our need is supplied from the Father. When the word 'all' is used, how much is left? But the word of God tells us, in numerous places, that the Holy Spirit supplies many things for us. Is this a contradiction? Praise the Lord, the word of God does not contradict itself. Romans 8:9 inform us that the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ (and the Spirit of God). Now if this is true, and I believe that it is true, there is no contradiction in this text with any other text speaking of the Holy Spirit (note that ‘holy’ is an adjective, not a noun).

 

The Father supplies all our need by His Son Christ Jesus. Jesus promised and gave us His Spirit and through His Spirit He supplies all our need. When we understand and believe the literal word of God, contradictions cease to appear. The word of God interprets itself as we view all of the scriptures on a subject as a whole. Amen.