What’s in A Name? Everything! – Part 1 – June 3, 2019

2019-06-03     

What’s in A Name? Everything! – Part 1

Let them know that you, whose name is the LORD — that you alone are the Most High over all the earth. Psalms 83:18

The Israelites called God Jehovah, a name they regarded as incommunicable and inexplicable. The name means the ‘self-existing One’, and the ‘I Am’. He was the Creator of all things; an awesome and unknowable supreme being. But God desired to be known in a personal way. So He added to the name Jehovah five revealing titles – word-portraits of Himself to help us better understand and relate to Him. Israel discovered these word-portraits during times of crisis and distress, and they will bless and encourage you during your times of need. Let’s look at each. Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord will see, the Lord will provide. Abraham was about to sacrifice his son when God provided a lamb for the offering in Isaac’s place. In response, Abraham called Him Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord who sees and provides. And it doesn’t just apply to Abraham. The New Testament says the Lord sees your needs and provides answers. Jesus said, ‘Your heavenly Father knoweth…ye have need of all these things’ (Matthew 6:32). Like a caring, alert, observant parent who anticipates his child’s every need, God provides well-timed solutions. Before a child’s shoes wear out a good father provides new ones; his child doesn’t need to beg, bargain, and plead. ‘Then why don’t I have what I want?’ you ask. Because God knows what you really need – you don’t! What you see as ‘needs’ might simply be ‘wants’ in God’s eyes. Remember – Jehovah-Jireh sees your needs and will provide them!

Prayer
Heavenly Father, thank You for being my Jehovah-Jireh, the one who sees and provides. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

2 comments

  1. In the devotion you said “Before a child’s shoes wear out a good father provides new ones;“. I take exception with that. A child should get shoes before their old ones wear out, but not everyone, everywhere has the ability to do this. But I know God provides. Sometimes though the church or friends or just a Christian. Sometimes we may not need shoes. But, I KNOW, God provides for our needs. Will we allow Him to use us to be His hands and feet?

  2. I noticed your site is secure until I want to listen to Tim’s devotion, it then says insecure. Is this a problem with computer security?

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