And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.
Genesis 22:8 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Genesis 22:13–14 (NLT) — 13 Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
Do we desire to know God more today? Do we want to know him more intimately? In taking a step closer to knowing God we must consider the names the Bible uses to describe him. God is revealed through his names! Scripture tells us in John 17:26, “And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” God desires for us to know him more through the names that describe him in Scripture.
The book of Genesis teaches us about the story of Abraham and his son Isaac. In this occasion God tests Abraham’s faith and obedience asking him for his son Isaac in sacrifice. We find that as Abraham was obedient, God told him in Genesis 22:12,”And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Abraham was obedient and as a result experienced God’s provision in his life. His faith in God was founded on total obedience. There was no place in his life for doubt or indecision; He obeyed God immediately and completely.
We can trust and depend on God completely. He is Jehovah Jirah, our provider. Do you have a need today? Are you still unsure how to get out of a problem or situation? God desires for you to trust him one hundred percent! If you obey and wait in Him, surely He will supply everyone of your needs. Just as Abraham experienced God’s provision, we are also able to see his provision in our lives. We cannot give place to doubt or desperation. God will provide for us, that is his promise! Let’s pray today that we would know God more intimately as our provider.
Hebrews 11:17–19 (NKJV) — 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,” concluding that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.
Romans 8:32 (NKJV) — 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Psalms 16:8 (NKJV) — 8 I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be
Psalms 22:4–5 (NKJV) — 4 Our fathers trusted in You; They trusted, and You delivered them. They cried to You, and were delivered; They trusted in You, and were not ashamed.
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