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A Good Thing - Apr. 9, 2010

  • 2010 Apr 09
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Day 9 ThemeNames of God

Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen - Genesis 22:14

Jehovahjireh means "the Lord will provide" or, literally, "the Lord will see to it." By the time Abraham used this name for God he had learned from personal experience the truth of its claims.

When asked by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham trusted that somehow God would still keep His promise to make of Isaac a great nation. He obeyed God by taking Isaac to the altar, but trusted—against reason and sight and feeling—that somehow God would provide Himself a lamb (22:8). His faith was rewarded and validated when God replaced Isaac with a ram for the sacrifice.

What about you? Has God given you any sure promises? (If you can't think of any, try Romans 8:28-32 or Philippians 4:19). Have you trusted God to make good on His word, even when trusting meant going against reason and sight and feeling? Numbers 23:19 reminds us that "God is not a man, that he should lie…hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?"

The fact is, God not only sees all, He sees to it all—He will provide all your needs, dear believer, according to His riches by Christ Jesus. Trust today, no matter what gaping needs may confront you, that the Lord will provide; He will see to it all.

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