Jehovah-Jireh, Your Lord and Provider

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

─ Philippians 4:19 ESV

Jehovah-Jireh, Your Lord and Provider

God is known as Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord who provides. And one of the earliest stories of God’s provision unfolds when God asks Abraham to offer his promised son Isaac as a sacrifice (Genesis 22:1-19). Abraham’s willingness to do as God asked deepened his trust in God and developed his character.

Abraham placed Isaac on the altar, and as he drew the knife back to slay him, God called out and told him not to harm his son but instead to offer a ram caught in a brush pile as a sacrifice. Abraham’s story began when God called him out of his country, away from his family, to settle in a land he didn’t know (Genesis 12). He literally took a step forward on a journey not knowing where he was going. He simply went in the direction God told him. Over his life, Abraham learned many hard lessons about obeying God. This instance was one of the greatest acts of obedience in which he responded promptly and followed through completely. He learned to trust that God always provides.

Philippians 4:19, our verse today, serves as a personal promise you can hold onto when life’s journey brings challenges and you find yourself in a place you don’t understand, without provision. Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord, your provider, gives you what you need. It may not arrive when you think you need it, but whatever you have need of, God always gives in his perfect time.

Today’s One Thing

You can take today’s verse to heart and trust God to provide all you need. Each time you think about the problem you’re facing this week, remember God’s promise to you. Say a confident declaration aloud, “Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord, my provider will provide everything I ever need.”

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