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Today’s Uplift: “Have you met 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 the Lord it shall be seen." – Genesis 22:14 (KJV)
Before you discover who Jehovah Jireh is to you, review the qualities of Jehovah’s personality: He is the revealing One, revealing His ways to you; He is eternal and changeless; He is a God of righteousness and holiness who judges sin; and He is the God who is full of mercy, our Redeemer.
We learn about God’s name Jehovah-Jireh in the biblical story of Abraham offering up his son Isaac on the altar of sacrifice. The root word for the name Jireh literally means “to see.” Yet the compound name when put together means “to provide.” Abraham, knowing that what he saw in the spiritual realm affected his own actions in the physical realm, he recognized the power of sight in calling the place of sacrifice Jehovah Jireh.
Somewhere in the combination of those two names, there is a relationship between God “seeing” and God “providing.”
When we look at the form of the word “provide” that reads “provision,” we can recognize this link more clearly. Vision is in reference to seeing; while provision means that something was seen beforehand and thus provided for. The root “vision” ties the addressing of what is provided to what was seen.
God provided for Abraham based upon what He saw with regard to Abraham and that pre-vision led to God’s provision. God provided a ram when he saw Abraham going forth in obedience to sacrifice his son. He provided a way out of his trial.
So the question is: What must God see so that He might provide for you when you are caught in a trial of life? He needs to see the same things that He saw in Abraham which are found in these words from the passage: rose, saddled, took, split, arose, and went. Abraham did not delay his obedience. He did what God had asked him to do even though he didn’t know how God was going to work it out.
Delayed obedience is disobedience. Partial obedience is complete disobedience. In other words, if Abraham had only gone half way on the trip, he wouldn’t have finished the journey. He never would have experienced and known Jehovah Jireh. What has God instructed you to do that you’re procrastinating about? Remember, If He asked you to do it He will lead and guide you through it!
Overcomer, when you discover how this name applies to you, you will know that Jehovah Jireh not only met Abraham’s needs, but He’ll also meet your needs. Remember, Jehovah is the eternal, changeless One who reveals His ways to you. Call on Jehovah Jireh today instead of stressing and wondering how you’re going to make it! He’s just a prayer away!
Be Optimistic; Be Open Minded; Be an Overcomer!!