Thursday, October 30, 2014

Who is our provider...

God is I AM...the One who always is.  Another name for God is Jehovah.   Jehovah means that God is present in every situation and that He intervenes for good.  Many times in scripture Jehovah is combined with another word to give another, deeper realization of God's character.  One of those words is the Hebrew word, Jireh.  Jireh, means 'to see.'  Jehovah Jireh…God is here and He sees [the need and will provide for it].

In Genesis 22, God has called Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac.  Isaac asks his father where the sacrifice is and in verse 8, Abraham says to him, "8 ...'God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.'  And the two of them went on together."  Continuing in the story, in verses 13-14 we see that God did, indeed, provide the sacrifice.  "13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns.  He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.  14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide.  And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'"

Another way to translate Jehovah Jireh is to say that God will see to it!  God's pre-vision IS His provision!!!

Philippians 4:19 says, "19 ...My God shall supply ALL my needs according to His riches in glory."

Matthew 6:33 says, " first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

These are just a couple of examples of the promises of Jehovah Jireh...The Lord, our Provider!  How awesome it is to know that God will always provide for our needs!!!  Won't you listen to this song and thank Him for His provision!!!

1 comment:

  1. I've been singing this song a lot lately. God is my Provider!


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