By Lynn Wallace
"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).
Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw Mount Moriah, the future temple site. David came to this site, the threshing floor of Ornan, and said, "This is the house of God."
God said, “Abraham.”
He said, “Here am I.”
This man, Abraham, heard God say, “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering” (Gen. 22:2). Early the next morning Abraham did as God told him.
Abraham took the knife to slay his son. God spoke again, “Lay not thine hand upon thy son...I know that thou fearest God." Abraham then lifted up his eyes and saw a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. He sacrificed this ram in place of his son. He called this place, Jehovah-jireh—the Lord will provide.
Just as God provided a sacrifice for Abraham, He will provide for all my needs.
He supplied my needs at Inscription House, about fifty miles from Page, Arizona, on half-support. When we moved to Black Mesa, about eighty miles from Page, our Lord took care of all our needs in various ways.
Years later, I found myself a widow and owing rent without the needed funds. My church took up an offering and I left Dallas, our residence at that time, debt-free.
When I held a huge bill for Leon's final expenses, I discovered that his company had taken out a life insurance policy for him. This paid the hospital bill and more. A relative paid for his burial.
Now the Lord has supplied me with a small doublewide. It is nicely furnished and I am still debt-free. God enabled me to park it on my parents’ farm. No rent or mortgage to pay! How I praise Jehovah-jireh!
When Leon died, he had only a nickel in his billfold, but I have not gone hungry nor chased away bill-collectors. Still, though, I am human and my faith falters when new needs arise. God wants to be our Jehovah-jireh. He constrains us to trust Him for the supply. Our national economy may be in bad shape. Job seekers find it difficult. Many employers cut down on their work force, but our God is able.
Prayer: Oh God, forgive me when I lack faith to trust Thee for my needs. Help me to believe Thy promises and to trust in Thee. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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