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“But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”


After these things Jesus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. Then a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His signs which He performed on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up on the mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.


Now the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was near. Then Jesus lifted up His eyes, and seeing a great multitude coming toward Him, He said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?" But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.”

John 6:1-6


With a mass of people—hungry people---needy people, Jesus asked Philip a pointed and provocative question: “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?” The question asked by Christ was not without purpose. Needs in our life render questions for which Jesus is the only answer. What are the needs in your life? Not every need can be met nor, every problem be solved with money. There are some needs and problems that no amount of money can resolve. Money can’t heal a sick body, mend a broken heart or restore a broken relationship. But there is a God that is faithful, and the promise of His Word is still true:


But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”


Jesus’ words must not be viewed as a mere matter of religious record - unrelated and irrelevant for everyday-life in today’s culture. Jesus’ words deal with our faith, our family, and our future. John 6:63 teaches us that His words are spirit, and they are life! Jesus’ words provide principles to order our priorities, and wisdom to solve our problems. Jesus’ words teach us how to deal with the devil, how to treat our enemies and how to win the lost. Jesus’ words provide conviction when we’re wrong, comfort when we’re hurting and counsel when we’re confused… the words of Jesus…. never spoken without purpose or power.


Notice this part of the scripture: “But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do”. Perhaps the circumstances and situations in your life have created some hard and haunting questions. A dilemma on your board. A deficit in your budget. A diagnosis from a doctor. A divorce in your family. A division in your church. A declining business. A crisis always creates questions. May I tell you on this Monday morning…. He knows what He is going to do! Hold steady…. He knows what He is going to do! You and I don’t know what to do but, the God we serve already has a plan! Your heart may be broken. You may not know how you are going to get through what you are going through… but, God has a plan! You will not be defeated by the devil! You will not drown in despair! You will not be overcome by your opposition! If He works now as He did then, and we know He does, God is already at work in your situation. For His great grace exceeds our greatest need!


For The Harvest,


Bob Wilburn

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