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12th May 2023

Updated: May 12, 2023

God Provides

Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide.

Genesis 22:14

Abraham went through a difficult situation with his son Isaac. He was asked by God to take his son and sacrifice him on a mountain (Genesis 22:1-2). Without hesitation, Abraham obeyed and took Isaac there. This three-day journey gave Abraham plenty of time to change his mind, but Abraham did not (v 3-4).

When Isaac questioned his father, Abraham replied, “God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering” (v 8). I wonder if Abraham’s anxiety grew with each knot he tied as he bound Isaac to the altar and then raised his knife (v 9-10). What a relief it must have been when the angel stopped him! (v 11-12). God did indeed provide a sacrifice, a ram, caught in the thicket (v 13). God tested Abraham’s faith, and Abraham proved to be faithful. And at the right time, to the very second, God provided (v 14). This was not so much a test of faith, but rather to produce faith. God built Abraham slowly, piece by piece, year by year, into a man of faith. What God did with Abraham, He is doing with each of us. In Philippians 1:6, the Bible says: He who has begun a good work in you will continue it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Bible Reading

Genesis 22:2-14.


Thank You, Lord, for Your provision. Help me to trust that You will provide, even when it seems like I have been waiting for so long. Amen.

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