Do we truly trust God for everything? In Philippians 4:14-20, we see Paul in a position where he has no other option but to trust. Still, he is not begging people for money. Paul knows that as people give what God is directing, they will always experience the excitement of being provided for by God. Paul was provided for and he knew that the Philippians would be provided for as well.
When it comes to the “stuff” in our lives, it can be difficult to trust God. Churches beg and plead for money, not to encourage the worship and obedience of their members, but to focus on their own needs. We do the same in our personal lives. Will we trust in God? Will we be obedient and still trust God to provide for us?