COMMENTS FROM JACK HARTMAN
This month we will study Scripture references where God promises to meet ALL of your needs. These promises apply to financial needs. They also apply to every other need that you have.
Do you have a need in any area of your life? Refuse to focus on whatever need you have. Instead, focus continuallyon the following promises from God. Obey your Father's instructions to meditate day and night on His Word (see Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 1:1-3). (All of the following Scripture references are from The Amplified Bible.)
GOD HAS PROVIDED FOR YOUR GREATEST NEED. "He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?" (Romans 8:32)
God has met your greatest need. He willingly sent His beloved Son to earth as a human being to provide for the greatest need that any person will ever have. God has made full provision for every person who has received Jesus Christ as his or her Savior to live throughout eternity with Him in the glory of heaven. God has met your greatest need. He also promises to "freely and graciously" give you all other things.
If you have needs, meditate often on this wonderful promise from God. Trust God completely to always do what He promises to do.
GOD PROMISES TO LIBERALLY MEET YOUR EVERY NEED. "...my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)
God didn't promise to just meet some of your needs. God has promised to "liberally supply your every need." If you have a need, meditate continually on this magnificent promise from God. The amplification says that God will "fill to the full" your every need.
YOUR SHEPHERD WILL PROVIDE FOR EVERY NEED THAT YOU HAVE. "The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack." (Psalm 23:1)
Jesus Christ referred to Psalm 23:1 when He said, "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd risks and lays down His [own] life for the sheep." (John 10:11) If Jesus Christ is your Savior, He is your Good Shepherd. Your Good Shepherd laid His life down for you.
Psalm 23:1 says that the shepherd "feeds, guides, and shields" his sheep. In the world sheep trust completely in their shepherd. You can trust completely in your Good Shepherd to meet your every need. You "shall not lack."
DO YOU FEAR, REVERE AND WORSHIP GOD? "O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear." (Psalm 34:9)
When you fear God, you revere Him. You worship Him continually. Every area of your life is centered around Him. If you truly do revere God and worship Him continually, He assures you that there will be "no want" in your life. God promises to meet your every need if you "truly revere and worship Him with godly fear."
DO YOU SEEK GOD'S PROVISION BASED ON SPECIFIC PROMISES FROM HIS WORD? "...they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing." (Psalm 34:10)
If you have a need and you seek the Lord based on "the authority of His Word," you will not "lack any beneficial thing." Seek the Lord based on these promises that we are studying. Meditate continually on these glorious promises from God.
I was on the verge of business failure, bankruptcy and a nervous breakdown when I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ on July 20, 1974. The man who led me to Christ said, "Jack, you will never get out of this mess you are in unless you saturate yourself in the Word of God."
I did what this man suggested. I wrote several promises from the Bible on 3x5 cards. I carried these cards with me at all times. I immersed myself in the Word of God. I am still meditating day and night on God's Word more than 40 years later.
Our business did not fail. This business is prospering today, almost 42 years later. I am now retired. This business, Northeast Planning Associates, is now run by my successor, a wonderful Christian man named Ed Hiers. Ed also is the pastor of a church, Shiloh Christian Fellowship, in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Whenever I meditate on Scripture, I first of all read out loud the passage of Scripture that I am meditating on. I then talk about this promise in my own words.
For example, if I meditated on Romans 8:32, I would first of all read this verse of Scripture. I then would say something like the following. "God has provided for my greatest need. When I received Jesus Christ as my Savior, I was assured that I would live throughout eternity in the glory of heaven.
"In addition to providing for my greatest need, God has promised to meet every other need that I have. Thank You, dear Father. I know that every need that I have is provided for.
"You are God. You do not lie. Hebrews 6:18 says that it is 'impossible for you to lie.' I Corinthians 1:9 says that You are 'faithful, reliable, trustworthy, and ever true to Your promise.'
"I will meditate continually on these passages of Scripture assuring me that You will meet all of my need. I know that You always do what You say You will do. Luke 1:20 says that Your promises "will be fulfilled in the appointed and proper time."
Trust God's timing just as you trust Him in every other area. Do not give in to impatience. "Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him..." (Psalm 37:7)
God will meet your every need if you continue to meditate on His promises and you do not give up. "Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds." (Hebrews 12:3)
The Bible instructs you to persevere just as Jesus Christ persevered during His earthly ministry. "...let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint." (Galatians 6:9)
I pray that the promises I have shared with you and my explanation of these promises will help you to meditate day and night regarding any need that you have in your life. Personalize your meditation. Refuse to give up.