Good morning from sunny Singapore!
Quite excited today as The Lord wants to remind His children that even though the world is in the midst of famine, He is still and forever will be Jehovah Jireh (‘The Lord Will Provide’ Genesis 22:13-14). Say that name for a few times and let it sink in your hearts.
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”
I had my share of financial worries and of uncertainties regarding my financial future. There was even a time I had to consider how it is to live in the streets and sleep at the park (actually this sounded fun). But you know what? Even with all these fears and lies going on around me, The Lord stayed true to His word when He promised that I will NEVER lack anything. As how king David would put it:
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
The LORD said:
It is useless to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to His loved ones (Psalm 127:2).
Jesus Christ Himself told us not to worry about anything, for our Father in heaven loves us very much (Matthew 6:25-34)
Yes, we had our share of financial and provisional trials, but in truth, we never lacked anything. This actually makes me feel foolish for ever worrying before. I can almost imagine The Lord shaking His head saying: “Oh you of little faith!” (Matthew 6:30)
Speaking of faith, let us go back to James 2 which says that “faith without works is dead”. (James 2:26) Through the cross of Jesus Christ, He became poor so that we may become rich! (2 Corinthians 8:9) So if The Lord Jesus Christ, Jehovah Jireh Himself guarantees our provisions then what on earth are we so worried about? Worrying and slaving ourselves at work is not an exercise of faith, it is actually the opposite.
Let us exercise our faith in the finished work of Christ by thanking Him!!! We stand firm on His word and count on His righteousness, and like the birds in the field, we just keep on receiving His unlimited grace!
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
The Lord Jesus Christ will provide for you. We have nothing left to ‘do’ but keep our eyes on Him and His word.
Amen and amen.
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