Posted by: Dale | February 19, 2010

The Character of God: Provider

And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Genesis 22:14

Imagine the scene with me for a second. God tells Abraham he has to sacrifice his son to God. As a father, I imagine that Abraham is racked with emotion. Here is his son and now God wants him to kill him. But Abraham believed in God, and he trusted God. So he and Isaac set out to go to the place where Abraham would make the sacrifice.

As they reached the top of the mount, Abraham made an altar, placed the wood on it then bound his son and placed him on top of the Altar to complete the sacrifice. As Abraham’s arm was raised with knife in hand to sacrifice his son. He heard a voice call to him to stop what he was doing. God commended him for not holding even his own son back from God.  And God provided a ram to be used to sacrifice.

We can learn some interesting life lessons from this.

  1. Don’t hold anything back from God. It all belongs to Him anyways.
  2. God is pleased with obedience even if it seems unreasonable to us.
  3. God will provide in time of need. Jesus even said that God takes care of the sparrow, and how much more he cares for you.

That is the key. If we give our whole lives to God, holding nothing back. If we are obedient in the great things and the little things, then we do not need to worry about tomorrow or about being in lack, because God will provide all our NEEDS according to His riches in glory.  (not our wants, but needs).

God is provider to his Children. Little ones, you do not need to fret over the circumstances of your needs, God sees them.


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