Monday, October 25, 2021


Philippians 4 verse 19 says:

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 

Paul wrote this after describing how the Phillipians undertook to send Him what he needed out of what they had until he was amply supplied. In effect, the Lord's response  to their selfless generosity to Paul would be that the Lord would in turn provide for them out of his unlimited riches in glory.

In Psalm 34 verse 10, it says:

The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.

Here again we see that out of the Lord's riches of good things, those who seek Him are supplied.

This verse, markedly,  treats young lions as the opposite of those who seek the Lord. The scriptures on occasion, metaphorically characterize young lions as entities who are on the prowl looking to destroy the children of God.

In this case, they suffer from  lack and need while their prey, God's children, are well supplied. This parallels the passage in Psalm 23 verse 5. 

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

The image here is that the ones who trust in God have a table of delicious things set before them while they  among their enemies and they have everything they need.

In fact, it is when we are not ensconced in safety but instead surrounded by enemies that the Lord relishes providing for us abundantly in His generosity  toward those who lean on Him in the face of danger. 

Bless His wonderful name.


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