God is Jehovah Jireh

The Biblical story of God commanding Abraham to offer up his beloved son, Isaac, as a sacrifice in the land of Moriah leaves no doubt that God will provide the right thing at the right place and at the right time.  The fact that Abraham was obedient to God that he would give up his son, the son that he had to wait over 25 years for, the son that God has promised to bless him with got God’s attention, and because of his obedience, God provided a ram on the mountain  for Abraham to sacrifice in place of his young son.  God was testing Abraham.  He wanted to find out if Abraham would obey. He was testing what was in his heart and Abraham passed the test.  Abraham was at the right place because God told him to go to Moriah and he went.  God then provided a ram just at the moment that Abraham would have slain his son.  God stepped in and stopped Abraham just at the right time.Abraham called God Jehovah Jireh – God our provider, so everyone would know that God provides.

Ask yourself this question.  Are you willing to give up the most precious thing in your life and give it back to God at this very moment?  Obedience is better than sacrifice and that is what God is looking for in each one of us.  He wants us to know what is really in our hearts.  God knew us while we were in the womb, so He knows everything about us, but we only learn through life experiences what we will and will not do.  Philippians 4:19 says that God will supply all of our needs according to his riches in glory.

Purpose in your heart that you are going to pursue the kind of faith that Abraham had in that you become willing to give back to God everything that He has given you to be a steward over in this life.  It could be your spouse, child, job or ministry.  It doesn’t matter what it is.  Your relationship with God should be the most important thing in your life.  Everything else you have, God gave to you.  It really belongs to Him and is under His control and is just in your hands for a short time.  Seek first the kingdom of God and you will see that Jehovah Jireh is faithful.