19 And my God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Paul was one of the most prolific writers among the early followers of Jesus. Thirteen of the letters included in our New Testament come to us under Paul’s name and influence. The early church considered Paul’s words to churches and church leaders to be scripture – the very Word of God. In wondering what God might say to us in our time, I have been reading the closing remarks in some of Paul’s letters.
From Paul’s words to the Christians in Philippi, we sense that he had a very close relationship with this church. They had a history together, and they seemed to care about what the future would bring for each other. That’s part of what we sense as we share life in the body of Christ. And Paul’s final words to these dear friends can be our hope and prayer for ourselves and for one another in our day and time.
God, I give You glory as I trust You to satisfy my every need according to Your riches in glory. Amen.