“So Abraham called the place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”” (Genesis 22: 14).
Yahweh + Havah = JEHOVAH = LORD = “Panginoon” = The Eternal God who is constantly revealing Himself to us
Abraham is the first recorded millionaire in the Bible, a friend of GOD and the father of all Believers. When his barren wife, Sarah, was at the ripe age of 90 and he was 100 years old, GOD did the impossible by providing them a biological son, Isaac.
And when Isaac was a teenager, to further test his faith, GOD told Abraham to sacrifice his promised son, Isaac, as a burnt offering in a the region of Moriah (Jerusalem, Israel), a 3 days travel from their residence in Beersheba.
“Father, the fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” (To date, the confused world is still asking this similar question, “Where do I look for my salvation from the fires of Hell?”)
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” (This single sentence could be the complete summary of the Bible.)
Abraham obeyed because he believed that GOD can resurrect the dead. When he is about to dutifully kill Isaac, the LORD stepped in and provided a ram as a “substitute sacrifice” instead.
How do you think Abraham and Isaac felt during this difficult situation of their lives – before, during and after the sacrifice?
When by faith Abraham obeyed GOD’s command, the LORD provided him courage, power, wisdom, and solution to fulfill His will, isn’t it?
Now, in what areas of your life are you undergoing difficult situation? Will you trust “The LORD Who Provides” to also give you courage, power, wisdom, and solution to tackle your difficult situation today?
And did you know that the LORD has provided the final solution, the Lamb of GOD, so that we could be with Him in Heaven someday, forever and ever? He is our “Sinner’s Substitute” who was sacrificed to die in order to take away and pay in full the penalty of all our sins – past, present and future – so we can surely (*100%) escape the fires of Hell. (John 1: 29, Ephesians 5: 2, Hebrews 9: 26-27).
Would you NOW believe in JEHOVAH – JIREH, The Eternal God who constantly reveals Himself to you and me as the Great Provider?