The Lord is my provider by Pastor Ed Young
What was the conversation like as Abraham and Isaac were walking up the mountain? Here’s this teenage guy. He knew the score. He was like, I’m sure, Dad, where, where’s the animal we’re gonna sacrifice? Obviously, we’re going up here to sacrifice, I mean, where’s the animal? Isaac had no idea that he was the one.
And I’m sure Abraham said, well, son, the Lord will provide. He always does. So Abraham tied his son, his only boy, to that altar, was taking his knife out of his sheath, and God said, “stop!” Abraham, I, I was just testing you, you’ve got the faith. You’ve got the trust. You were going to give up your only son for me. Take him off the altar and then Abraham heard something in the bushes and there was a ram who was caught, took the ram, sacrificed the ram and he said, Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is my provider.
So I want to introduce you to Jehovah Jireh, the Lord is my provider. I love this word “provide”. Comes from Luke, from two Latin words. “Pro” meaning first; “vide” meaning to see. We get the word “video” from it. Isn’t that amazing? God has already seen the video in your life and mine. There is nothing we can take to him. No problem, no hurt, no pain, no whatever, no junk we can bring to God that he’s not already seen and dealt with before. So we must worship God because he’s Jehovah Jireh. He’s our provider. He’s our provider. On Mount Moriah what happened?
Fast forward it (Ed gestures fast forward sound) Solomon built his Temple on Mount Moriah. That’s where the whole sacrificial system took place. And in that same area was were God sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to be the ultimate sacrifice. To make the ultimate provision for your life and mine. For your junk and mine. For your sin and mine. Something that none of us here deserve. So again meet Jehovah Jireh. God is my provider. Matthew Chapter 6 says, Jesus speaking, your Father knows what you need before you ask him.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Second Baptist