Over the weekend, a particular portion of scripture became my preoccupation. In my downtime, I have found my heart going to work, seeking to do its thing, whilst I do my own thing. It’s truly a wonderful portion of scripture.
It is a very common passage of scripture for students of the Bible.
The scriptural verse in view is from the conversation that Abraham had with his son, Isaac, on their way to the slaughter as it were.
And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
The portion that has kept my heart engaged is this: God will provide himself a lamb.
Even as I write this, I can feel the excitement in my heart. This verse is so rich, so comforting. It’s truly amazing.
I’d share a part and I trust God that it shall be for us a world of comfort and do us tremendous good.
It is this: God will provide….
As we look at the socioeconomic landscape, we pay attention to financial news and market stories, the report is frightening. The hardship doesn’t need to be told. It is a felt situation. The government doesn’t seem to have any idea what to do or if they do, have no incentives to do anything. Families are on their own and that doesn’t even seem to properly convey the weight of the situation. Dire, I think is the closest word I can work with right now.
And then I look at this scripture, and it says…God will provide. And I know the next question is: how? From where? Through what means? And so on. Plenty questions. But I want rather tonight that this truth settles upon your heart: God will provide.
You are not on your own. Please believe this. God Will Provide. It’s a commitment based on the person of God and the resources available to him. Concerning his person. He is our Father in heaven (I Hope this is particularly true for you, my reader). Concerning the resources at his disposal, well let’s hear the Psalmist:
The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
So beloved. Let your heart be stable. Lift up your heart in faith, account your self as men. For God will provide.