My God

by J. Randal Matheny
Of the thousand times you’ll hear it, the phrase, “My God,” is said in vain 999 times. In Brazil, make it 9,999 out of 10,000, since it is the exclamation of choice of the majority of the population.
On the lips and from the pen of the apostle Paul, however, it is a warm, personal, trusting, joyful phrase.
“And my God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NET).
The New Living Translation renders “my God” as “this same God who takes care of me,” which is justified by his statement in the previous verse, that he had plenty, thanks to the Philippians’ gifts.
So he calls the Lord “my God” because he has had personal experience with the love and care that God gives. He knows that the Lord will care for the Philippians, because he has cared for the least of the apostles.
May the phrase, “my God,” be constantly on our lips, representing our acknowledgment of his care for us and our confidence that he cares for all his people equally.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see that horrible statistic reversed?

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