God gives to the giver
And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Amen! What an amazing truth. This verse has been a source of encouragement and a beacon of hope for many people who have faced tough times, including me. We all know and love this verse; however we often pull it out of its context without reading the verses leading up to it. If you start reading from 4:14, you will quickly realize that this verse is written specifically to those who give. In other words, if you are not a giver, you have no reason to believe that you can stand on this verse.
Read Philippians 4:10-19 and ask God to speak to you through His word about the implications for your life of giving financial resources to those in need. Ask God to reveal to you a specific need that you can meet, and joyfully meet it knowing that your needs are already taken care of in Christ Jesus.
Heavenly Father, teach me through your word how to spend and give the resources that you have entrusted to my care. Reveal to me a specific need that I am able to meet, and lead me in a way that I know you are calling me to meet it. I thank you that I can stand on your word which says that you will meet all of my needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!