From the archives of Oral Roberts
The principle of God as our Source takes into account His riches. Paul says, But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
According to God’s riches!
A man once did a good turn for a person he didn’t know. Gratefully, the man he had helped hastily wrote a note, signed it, and handed it to him. A few years later, this man fell on hard times. Remembering the note, he went to the bank where the man who had written it was president.
“I’ve come to get my hundred dollars,” he said.
The president replied, “What do you mean you came to get your hundred dollars?”
The man replied, “You told me if I ever needed help to come to you and you would stake me a hundred dollars.”
“What proof do you have of that?” the banker asked.
“Right here.” He said, as he handed him the piece of paper. It read, “The bearer of this piece of paper is entitled to $100 on demand.” It was signed by the president of the bank.
“Oh, yes,” the banker smiled. “I remember. Step right this way. It’s a pleasure. I always keep my promises.”
I spend much of my time and effort answering people who come right out and say that God either doesn’t know they exist, or He has forgotten them, or their need is too big or too strange. Sometimes it’s a financial need, or a marriage problem, a food problem, a problem with their children, their parents, or a loved one who is ill. But even more than any man, according to His Holy Word, God is faithful to His Word and He always keeps His promises! (See 2 Corinthians 1:20 and Numbers 23:19.)