Today’s exhortation – Jehovah Jireh
We cannot out give God! There’s nothing that we have given Him that He will not give back an abundance in return. God asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac and when He was sure Abraham intended to do as He had asked, He called out from heaven and said to Abraham, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” (Genesis 22:12). In his place, God had already placed a ram caught by it’s horns in the thickets of the bushes by the place and Abraham sacrificed that instead. Note that a ram is a fully grown male lamb, just like our Lord was a fully grown lamb when He was sacrificed on the cross.
The bible says, And Abraham called the name of the place, The- LORD -Will Provide” (Genesis 22:14). That’s the meaning of the Name ‘Jehovah Jireh’ our provider. These stories are there for our encouragement and to show us what lies ahead of us when we go through trials. God has something better for us and will bless us with more than we may lose. It must be considered that as Abraham was fully committed to do what he was told to do, it was considered done! In law, intent is also good as done! In return for one man, God gave Abraham nations. God also blessed him even more in his life time and I believe He will do the same for us because He’s the same and does not change. Amen