Riverside Community Church

Philippians Part 11 - Well Taken Care Of

Phil. 4:19

Who wants to hear about Jesus,                   say I do

Who wants to see the King of Kings,             say I do

Who wants to live forever with the Lord,    say I do     heaven is in view

Who wants all your needs met today.           say I do

Oh yes, by the God of Calvary,

By the great I Am, Jehovah Jireh,

By the great provider, your great provider

Who wants to hear about this Jesus,           say I do

Well then, let's talk about this Jesus more.


Philippians 4:19 (6 translations)

King James Version

19 But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

New American Standard Bible

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

New International Version

19 And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

New Century Version

19 My God will use his wonderful riches in Christ Jesus to give you everything you need.

Living Bible

19 And it is he who will supply all your needs from his riches in glory because of what Christ Jesus has done for us.

Amplified Bible

19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


Can it be any clearer than that? The meaning of this verse is not cryptic, it isn’t obscure or mysterious but plain and evident.

        Do you have needs                          YES,

        Will God will supply your needs     YES,

        Do you believe that?                      YES.


Who wants all your needs met today.           say I do


Your Jehovah Jireh, God your provider, will supply all your needs.

        It’s Guaranteed. Believe it. It’s true.

                We are well taken care of.

The great I Am’s resource to supply you is boundless.

        This Warranty is approved and activated to work in your life.

We are well taken care of.

The caring Father feels your every need and fills your every need.

        The Service Contract to meet your needs is signed, sealed and will

 be delivered daily to you.

        We are well taken care of.

Compassionate Jesus does see your needs and He will fill your needs.

        What a supplier is our God, this ‘Meeter of our needs’, is ever vigilant for us.        We are well taken care of.

                Why would I ever doubt, with a promise like that?

                Why would I ever worry with a guaranteed provision like that?

Why would I ever fear, or despair, or lose heart, or dread, or be anxious or have uncertainty. Can God be trusted? Can God supply? Yes.

My God’s name is faithful and true and this God, promised to supply all my needs, all your needs. Do you believe that? Then let us cease our doubting, our worrying, our fears and believe God, let us trust Him fully, all the time, every time.


-On the mountaintop or in the valley Trust God to provide your needs.

        We are well taken care of.


‘God will supply all your needs…’


Greek word for need is –‘chreia’ -meaning need or necessity.


Jesus tells John the Baptist in Mt. 3:14 ‘I have need to be baptized …’

                -it’s a necessity that I be baptized, not optional, necessary.

Mt. 9:12 Jesus said ‘if you are whole, (well), you don’t need a physician’.

        Don’t call a doctor, it’s not a necessity.


Mt 6:8 Jesus words again ‘the Father (Father God) knows what things you –‘chreia’ -need’… God already knows what your necessities are.


And ‘God will supply all your needs…’


Greek word for supply is ‘pleroo’ meaning ‘to make full’

Ie. You are thirsty and are given a glass of water filled to the very top.

 The Amplified says ‘And my God will liberally supply (fill until full)…’

        -this word is used only 1x in the NT & means fill until full


Who does the ‘fill to full’ of needs/necessities -my God, Theos in Greek


Q Does God have enough to supply ALL needs?

Yes-all the riches of Glory/Heaven

What is the source of God’s resource according to Phil 4:19?

-through Christ, the one who made and controls all things

John 1:1-3

1 In the beginning was the Word (Christ), and the Word (Christ) was with God, and the Word (Christ) was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him (Christ) all things were made; without him (Christ) nothing was made that has been made.


-your personal "needs" are determined by God. What we "need" and what we "want" are different, for sure.

(an illustration of wants vs needs.)

The following are actual responses from comment cards given to the staff members at Bridger Wilderness Area in 1996:

Trails need to be wider so people can walk while holding hands.

Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill.

Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spider webs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the areas of these pests.

Please pave the trails so they can be snow-plowed during the winter.

Chair lifts need to be in some places so that we can get to wonderful views without having to hike to them.

The coyotes made too much noise last night and kept me awake. Please eradicate these annoying animals.

A small deer came into my camp and stole my jar of pickles. Is there a way I can get reimbursed? Please call…

Reflectors need to be placed on trees every 50 feet so people can hike at night …

-I want this or I want that -careful- want is different than need

every need God is supplying, plenteous grace He bestows but installing chair lifts and resupplying a jar of pickles are not needs but wants. -in fact, these wants are sheer wantonness, not necessities. –‘chreia’ needs


-it is so important to understand the difference between needs and wants. -trust God to supply all your needscompletely.


But let’s think about our needs vs our wants. Maybe, let’s play a quiz game of what is it? A need or a want? Remember, God supplies needs.


Time, I need more time!         A want! -that will go unfulfilled.

        -the difficulty here is with us -not using our time wisely or trying to do too much. What God supplies us is ability to figure it out.


Sleep, I need more sleep!      It is hard to know what to say here. IE. A person at peace sleeps much better than a person who is not at peace. The difficulty here is peace, not sleep. What can God supply -PEACE- but peace is on God’s terms ie. Repentance or trusting God or faith in God. So many things God can give but there are conditions applied like, you need forgiveness, well the condition is repentance. Etc.


I need more time, I need more sleep…

We spend most of the hours and the days of our lives moaning, fretting, complaining, or worrying about what we don’t have enough of.…

Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something. And by the time we go to bed at night, our minds are racing with a litany of what we didn’t get, or didn’t get done, that day. We go to sleep burdened by those thoughts and wake up to that reverie of lack.… I need ___________.


-This mind set of scarcity is a lie and we tend to think that God isn’t supplying our needs.

        But in reality, God is not supplying many of our wants.

Some more quiz questions -Want or Need?

Friend, I need a friend!         -that depends, what does God think?

Money, I need money!            -that depends, what does God think?

Food, I need food!          ?caviar or bread? What does God think?

Vacation, I need a vacation!   Is it a ‘rest’, a Sabath, you need?

Cell phone, I need a cell phone!     What does God think?


-differentiating between our wants and are needs is difficult at times and in the end it is - what does God think I need?

        -it isn’t based on what we think because we are prone to rationalize all our needs (I really need this because ….) but it should be based on what God thinks and us submitting to God’s will in our lives.


Marilyn and I can recall giving the Eaton’s Christmas catalogue to our children and asking them, ‘is there anything in this that you want for Christmas?’ Inevitably, it would be returned with items circled and the spoken words of, ’I really, really need this.’

Apparently, a remote-control racing car was a ‘necessity’ of life.

Who knew? You get the point. What you want is not always something you need.


What is your Biggest Need?

What is it that you need most? No, young man, it’s not that girl or that new car that you’ve had your eyes on.

What is it that you need most? It’s not that promotion you’ve worked so hard for or that vacation you’ve dreamed of.

No, it’s not the perseverance to lose the weight you know you need to lose or the discipline to climb your way out of debt.

No. It’s not a closer circle of friends or a solid church to attend. It’s not freedom from physical sickness or restoration to your estranged family.

It’s not freedom from addiction, fear, depression, or worry.


-All of these things are very important in their own way, but they don’t represent your biggest need. There is one thing that every human being desperately needs, whether they know it or not. This need gets to the very heart of who you are and the heart of what God designed you to be and to do. Your biggest need (and mine) is a relationship with God.


Is your relationship with the Lord alive and well? That is, are you walking closely with God today? Is there anything between your soul and the Saviour, anything separating you from God?

        -this is a legitimate question for Christians today, is your relationship with God full, excellent, at wonderful peace?


        If you are a believer but your relationship with God is broken down than go to God, ask for forgiveness and invite the Lord to take over once again. That’s you greatest need, a full relationship with God.                 Say I will.


If you have never had a real relationship with God before, that is, you have never asked God to forgive your sin and asked God to take over, to be your King than you can have that need filled today, right now,

-by asking God to forgive you, believe in Christ, who paid the penalty for your sin and invite God to take over. DO so right now.

        Say I will.


        -this need is the Lord’s greatest desire to fulfill in you, but its fulfillment is up to you today. God stands at your heart’s door and knocks.


Revelation 3:20 New International Version

20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.


Open the door, invite the loving Saviour in, have a full relationship with God.

        This need can be filled today, in you. Say I will, then do it. God will come in and fill your most important need today.


From the earliest pages of Scripture, God has been known as the Lord who will provide, the Jehovah Jireh, God the Provider, and as Paul noted here in Philippians our great God would supply

ALL our needs, all your needs.

You are well taken care of by God. Amen.

November 12, 2023