"God shall supply all your need"

That God is ever near to supply our every need, and that the will of God towards His children is that they shall have an abundant supply of all needful things, there is ample Scriptural proof. The road from poverty to abundance is wholly a mental one. Poverty is not, primarily, a lack of material things,—lands, houses, money,—but a lack of understanding of God, the real and only source of supply. Abundant supply is the unfailing fruitage of unselfish, divinely directed service for mankind. That God's child should lack any necessary thing while putting forth an honest, industrious, intelligent effort, is not the will of God; nor is it in keeping with reason or justice.

When men learn to approach God intelligently and to conform their lives to His law, then poverty will give place to plenty, idleness to useful service, and loss to gain. Paul knew this when he wrote to the Philippians, "My God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." When lack confronts us, be it lack of health, happiness, harmony, courage, patience, employment, or money, our proper course is to approach God with the problem, and seek to uncover and cast out of our mental homes the errors, or false thoughts, that shut us out from divine guidance and protection.

There are many phases of wrong thinking that may operate to cramp and hinder us in our right efforts; and some of these may be of long standing and seem very real. It may be that we have been deluded into thinking that we have inherited poverty; and we may be helping to establish that false belief in our thoughts by looking back upon ancestors who seemingly were victims of this wrong thinking. We may consider ourselves wholly unfitted for any active part in worldly affairs, owing to lack of education or training. Error may argue that we are of such an age that we can no longer hope to be as active as formerly. Now one and all of these arguments, as well as all others of a like nature, are false and erroneous, and have not the slightest power to interfere with our activities; and when we cease to give them any power, they will disappear from our lives, and we shall make more rapid headway.

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Truth's Price
May 21, 1927

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