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.