The name Jehovah = the redemptive name of deity and means “The self-existent one who reveals Himself.” There are parallel names of Jehovah that reveal aspects of God’s salvation. Today we are going to discuss one of the Names of God…Jehovah-Jireh…The Lord Will Provide.
This is a Test!
Gen 22:1-19 NLT
Later on God tested Abraham’s faith and obedience. “Abraham!” God called.
“Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.”
2 “Take your son, your only son — yes, Isaac, whom you love so much — and go to the land of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will point out to you.”
3 The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son Isaac. Then he chopped wood to build a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place where God had told him to go. 4 On the third day of the journey, Abraham saw the place in the distance. 5 “Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the young men. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, and then we will come right back.”
6 Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac’s shoulders, while he himself carried the knife and the fire. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac said, “Father?”
“Yes, my son,” Abraham replied.
“We have the wood and the fire,” said the boy, “but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?”
8 “God will provide a lamb, my son,” Abraham answered. And they both went on together.
9 When they arrived at the place where God had told Abraham to go, he built an altar and placed the wood on it. Then he tied Isaac up and laid him on the altar over the wood. 10 And Abraham took the knife and lifted it up to kill his son as a sacrifice to the LORD. 11 At that moment the angel of the LORD shouted to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Yes,” he answered. “I’m listening.”
12 “Lay down the knife,” the angel said. “Do not hurt the boy in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld even your beloved son from me.”
13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a bush. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering on the altar in place of his son. 14 Abraham named the place “The LORD Will Provide.” This name has now become a proverb: “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”
15 Then the angel of the LORD called again to Abraham from heaven, 16 “This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your beloved son, I swear by my own self that 17 I will bless you richly. I will multiply your descendants into countless millions, like the stars of the sky and the sand on the seashore. They will conquer their enemies, 18 and through your descendants, all the nations of the earth will be blessed — all because you have obeyed me.”
God Will Provide For You!
What provision are you in need of today? Money? Health? Peace of Mind? All of the above? Well I have great news for you…GOD HAS ALREADY PROVIDED! Once Jesus died on the cross, said “It Is Finished” and rose from the dead…everything you and I need or will ever need was purchased for us.
2 Peter 1:3 NIV 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Notice that we have everything we need for life. As long as there is breath in your lungs you are experiencing “life”. So everything you and I need to live our life here on earth and then in eternity has already been provided.
How do we access everything we need for life and godliness? By getting to know Jesus and then getting to know him better with each day that passes. How do we get to know Jesus? First of all by asking Jesus to forgive us of our sins and accepting that Jesus is the only Son of God Who died on the cross for our sins and rose from the grave and is now seated in heaven. Pray this prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus Christ is Your only son and that He died on the cross for my sin and that He rose from the dead and is in heaven now. I ask You to forgive my sin and I now receive Your forgiveness. I acknowledge that when I die I will be in heaven with You for eternity. While I am here on earth I will love and serve you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. Thank you for forgiving me of my sin. I am now a child of God. My sins are forgiven! When I die I am going to heaven! Thank You Jesus! Amen.
Now that you have received Jesus the next thing you need to do to get to know Him better is study the Bible…God’s Holy Word. Next, find a great Bible believing church and begin attending. We will give you suggestions if you email us.
Remember, no matter what you need…God Has Already Provided! : )
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