To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
I. THE AUTHOR OF SUPPLY. "My God shall supply all your need."
1. The expressions, "my God," seems to say that what the apostle had found him to be in all his wants, his converts would be sure to find him, likewise. "My God,"
(1) because he is mine and I am his;
(2) because he has me wholly in charge and has all my interests committed to him.
2. The expression, implies, not merely God's ability and willingness to supply all over need, but his obligation to do so, in virtue of the covenant between, him and his people.
II. THE NEEDS OF THE CHRISTIAN.. "All your need."
1. This does not signify all that the Christian wants; only what he needs. In our waywardness and our childishness we ask for many things which are not really needful to us, but rather hurtful.
2. Our needs are many.
(1) In temporal things;
(2) in spiritual things.
We need faith and its increase, love and its enlargement, hope and its brighter kindling, grace in all its fullness and variety, perseverance in grace to the end.
III. THE RULE OR MEASURE OF SUPPLY. "According to his riches in glory." Not the riches of his glory, but according to his riches, which will find their full development in placing the Christian in glory. Thus there is an inexhaustible supply in God.
IV. THE MEDIUM OF SUPPLY. "In Christ Jesus." In virtue of our union with him we receive of his fullness, grace for grace. That union is the guarantee of a full supply for all our needs.
V. THE DOXOLOGY APPROPRIATE TO SUCH A THOUGHT. "Now to God even our Father be the glory for ever and ever. Amen." This anticipatory doxology is suggested by the pregnant thought of this passage. The glory is due to him who supplies our need. - T.C.
Now unto God and our Father
Homiletic Monthly.I. The DOXOLOGY.
1. We are to give glory to God as to our heavenly Father. We are not to regard Him as a tyrant, nor as a governor merely, but as a kind and loving Father.
2. We are to give Him the glory, that is, the honour and praise, of all His mercies to us.
II. BENEDICTION. Grace is the love of God as displayed in Christ, whereby we receive all those unmerited favours which are included in the gospel plan of salvation.
1. The beginning of religion is grace.
2. Its progress in the soul depends upon grace.
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