“Provision” Defined


[pruhvizhuh n]

  • the providing or supplying of something, especially of food or other necessities.
  • arrangement or preparation beforehand, as for the doing of something, the meeting of needs, the supplying of means, etc.
  • something provided; a measure or other means for meeting a need.


Provision for others is a fundamental responsibility of human life.”  ―Woodrow Wilson

“A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.”  –Samuel Johnson

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”  ―Philippians 4:19

“The size of a challenge should never be measured by what we have to offer. It will never be enough. Furthermore, provision is God’s responsibility, not ours. We are merely called to commit what we have — even if it’s no more than a sack lunch.”  ―Charles R. Swindoll

“God’s people are not to accumulate stuff for tomorrow but to share indiscriminately with the scandalous and holy confidence that God will provide for tomorrow. Then we need not stockpile stuff in barns or a 401(k), especially when there is someone in need.”  ―Shane Claiborne

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.  –Nathaniel Hawthorne