Philippians 4:19 is a favorite children’s Bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?
“And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Paul was a great missionary and went around planting churches everywhere. This particular letter he wrote to the church in Philippi. Paul had planted this church on his second missionary journey.
Paul was writing this letter from a jail cell. Instead of feeling discouraged, he was rejoicing that his imprisonment has given him the opportunity to share Jesus with the Roman soldiers assigned to guard him.
Paul also rejoiced with the Philippians that they had sent aid to him during his church planting travels. He reminded them of what sweet aroma this was to the Lord.
In Philippians 4:19 he went on to say that as the Philippians had provided for his needs, God will provide for all their needs in accordance with all the riches that are available to God. Those riches were so lavishly demonstrated by the gift of Jesus Christ who came to die and be resurrected so that they might live.
Now you know the story behind Philippians 4:19. Visit…The Big Idea Of Philippians Is The Believer’s Joy Of Overcoming Hard Time With Christ for more info. on Philippians.
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