The Mountain of the Lord

And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Genesis 22:14 KJV

People often say that God will provide all our needs, or if they are really trying to be spiritual they may say, He is “Jehova Jireh”.  In this part of story of Abraham and Isaac, God made a very strange request. He told Abraham to take his son (and God reminded him that it was his only son) and to sacrifice him on the top of a mountain. Wow! What a terrible thing to even imagine! But rather than hesitate, argue with God or try to find some way out, Abraham simply began to walk to the mountain where God told him to go. When Abraham got to the top he made a stone altar, tied up his son and was ready to do as he was commanded when God sent an angel to say “Stop!” Then God showed Abraham a ram with his horns tangled in a thicket and that was when God provided.

So ask yourself this morning; “Where is God sending me to go and what is He asking me to give?” Following God may seem scary; but our biggest adventure and our greatest opportunity begins when we obey Him. There at the top of the mountain of the Lord, He has sent us to is where God becomes our very own Jehova Jireh!

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