“My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever” (Psalm 73:26).
As we have seen, God’s free gift of salvation is based on the work of Christ, “in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7). Indeed, “God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19), as the third verse of our study hymn, “Complete in Thee,” reminds us.
Complete in Thee—each want supplied, And no good thing to me denied; Since Thou my portion, Lord, wilt be, I ask no more, complete in Thee.
Consider the fact that He is our Father, that we are the children of God. “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him” (Matthew 7:11). Note the recurrence of superlatives in these verses describing His provision. “God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work. . . . Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God” (II Corinthians 9:8,11).
Our real home is in heaven, as “children of God:And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ . . . He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things” (Romans 8:17,32).
King David wrote:“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities. . . . Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things” (Psalm 103:2–5).
We can ask for nothing beyond completeness in Him. JDM