A Short Study of Philippians 4:19
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Men by nature possess endless desires. Our desire for emotional stimulation causes us to lust with our eyes, our flesh, and for the pride of life. However, though men have many desires, their needs can only be met in Christ, for without Christ:
1) We have no sin-bearer.
2) We have no fit righteousness.
3) We have no mediator between ourselves and God Almighty.
4) We have no hope of glory.
Our wants by nature are carnal and selfish, but our needs are spiritually supplied only by God.
He alone removes a heart of stone (Ezekiel 36:26) and imparts a heart of flesh (a new nature).
By His grace, we are kept from that which we carnally want (to flee from God) and given that which we need – Christ!
By Marvin Stalnaker