Friday, October 12, 2012

Jehovah-Jireh (Featured Daily Devotion)

Day 7



Genesis 22:14

And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide…

   Sometimes we use the phrase, “The Lord will provide,” to comfort someone in need. Perhaps no one in the history of mankind understood the Lord’s provision better than Abraham. His test of offering his son as a sacrifice to God rips into the heart of every one of us. Abraham knew in his head that God provided for him. But did his heart believe it? God wanted Abraham to know.

   Abraham continued to believe God, though he must have been in a state of complete bewilderment. At great cost to himself, this obedient servant chose to worship God by placing the situation completely in his Provider’s hands. Instead of breaking him, the test took this patriarch to the summit of his walk with God. “Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram [the substitute sacrifice]… And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will Provide…” (Genesis 22:13-14). In Hebrew, this location is named Jehovah-Jireh.

   Maybe you’re needing to experience the Lord’s provision today---a longed for answer to prayer, a job, healing. Remember Abraham and his place of Jehovah-Jireh. And as you’re waiting, make sure you’ve surrendered your will to God by faithfully obeying Him. Now wait with expectation for His Provision!

Recommended Reading: Genesis 22:8-14


Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.

Oswald Chambers

From: David Jeremiah’s “Turning Points” Magazine and Devotional

Turning Points