From My Devotions

God Our Provider

How about a quick Hebrew lesson? One of my favorite names for God is Jehovah-Jireh. What does it mean? Let’s find out!

Jehovah-Jireh

One of my favorite names for God is God Our Provider, and in Hebrew that is Jehovah-Jireh.

Genesis 22:7-8

And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? 

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:25-33 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

We don’t need to worry about the future. Everything we have comes from God, and He will provide us with the things we need.

Just

Jehovah Jireh

God is merciful, but He is also just. That is why Jesus had to die on the cross for our sins. There had to be a punishment, but Jesus took that punishment on Himself, so we could be forgiven and be receivers of God’s mercy instead of His justice.

Revelation 15:3-4

And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

Justification

Galatians 2:16

Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Romans 5:18-19

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

I hope you are enjoying this devotional series. If so, keep coming back for the upcoming installments. And keep praising God!

.

4 Comments

  1. Bethany

    Yes, I’m enjoying this series! Lord willing, I’ll be back for the next one! 🙂

    1. I’m so glad to hear it! I’ve enjoyed planning and writing this series!

  2. Jehovah-Jireh.☺️ Makes me happy every time I hear that! SO thankful that HE IS our Provider!! Thank you for the encouragement, Hannah!!

    1. Amen! I’m so thankful for our Provider! Thank you for your comment, Rachel!

Leave a Reply