Jehovah Jireh: The Lord Will Provide

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-Jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of Jehovah it shall be provided. (Genesis 22:14 ASV)

Instead of sacrificing his only son, Abraham was given a ram to offer instead. So Abraham named that place, “Jehovah-Jireh,” meaning, “the Lord will provide.” Thousands of years later, God indeed provided a Lamb that would take away our sins – His only Son, Jesus. “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:2 NIV). He continues to provide for us because Jehovah Jireh is who He is!

There’s a beautiful song by Maverick City Music called “Jireh.” At a time when my mind was preoccupied with my own needs, the song came on the radio. It was a wonderful reminder of who God is – our Provider. That same day He met my needs much better than I could. Just like in Abraham’s story, God doesn’t expect us to give up anything because providing for us is what He does best. I’m thankful for Jehovah Jireh. Without Him, I could never make it on my own.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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