But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
I. SET OUT THE EMPTY VESSELS.
1. It is not supposed that you need to borrow other people's needs: you have enough of your own. Set them out — in a long row, all of them. Needs for your body and needs for your soul; needs for your families, for the present, for the future, for time, and for eternity. Your needs are as many as your moments and the hairs of your head.
2. Some of these empty vessels are large and are growing larger. Our wants grow upon us. One loaf sufficed once: it would not go far at your table now: the loaves vanish there like snow in the sun. You have more infirmities. You never needed so much as you do now.
3. Some of these needs, if supplied tonight, would be empty vessels tomorrow morning. Yesterday's old patience is stale stuff. You must grow more of that sweet herb in your garden. We are like the fabled vessels of mythology that were so full of holes that the fifty daughters of Danaus could never fill them.
4. Some of our needs are very pressing. Bring, then, your urgent needs. Set them all out in this row of empty pots.
II. WHO IS TO FILL THESE EMPTY VESSELS? My God will supply all your need. Nobody else can. He can. Paul says: See, my God has supplied me. He will also supply you. Paul's God is the God of providence. He is also the God of grace. He that spared not His own Son, shall He not with Him freely give us all things? He is also the God of heaven. The riches of nations are as rags and rottenness in comparison with His resources.
III. IN WHAT STYLE WILL GOD SUPPLY HIS PEOPLE'S NEEDS?
IV. BY WHAT MEANS DOES THE LORD FILL HIS PEOPLE'S NEEDS?
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.