April 3, 2015

So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.” – Genesis 22:14

God is Jehovah-jireh …

Inherent with this name and character of God is His desire to provide for His people. In the Hebrew jireh means “to see.” When paired with the covenant name of God, Jehovah, this name literally means that Jehovah will see to it. He sees and foresees. He is omniscient; He sees our beginning and our end, and He makes provision for us in light of who He is.

God provided us with a perfect sacrifice through His Son, Jesus. God saw us in our sin and made the perfect provision for us. As we celebrate the Easter season, think about Jesus as God’s perfect provision for you and for me. What does this mean to you?

What does this mean to you in prayer?

It means that you can rest in the fact that Jehovah-jireh will see to your need. He will provide for your needs, plan your way, make a way, and take care of you. Just as He provided for your salvation, planned for it and made a way for it through Christ. Isn’t that a comforting reality?

God will see to it. He will see to you. Think about that as you pray for the needs of yourself and others this week. Jehovah, the self-existent, covenant keeping God, promises to make the best way and provide in the best way for those who are His. Pray confidently and take refuge in this comforting character of God. 

And my God will supply all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19