Category: Trust

Morning Devotion 03/08/2018

Morning Devotion 03/08/2018

Jehovah-Jireh

Genesis 22:7-8 (KJV)
7 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?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

Genesis 22:14 (KJV)
14 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.

“Jireh” has the meaning of “to see” or “to provide”. The Lord is our provider because he sees everything that we need both naturally and spiritually. He is ever watchful. One of the greatest passages that reveals the Lord’s watchful care is found in Matthew 6: 25-34. It explains his care for the fowls of the air and the lily of the fields. How much more he cares for us. We should never worry about what we will eat or drink or the clothes upon our backs. He will supply everything. Paul wrote to the Philippians, “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” He wrote to the Ephesians, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” Put your trust in an all-seeing God. He will provide what you need through the blessings that flow from heaven every day. Receive your blessings and you will never lack for anything.

Morning Devotion 03/04/2018

Morning Devotion 03/04/2018

Hebrews 6:17-18 (KJV)
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:

Mankind is forever in need of a refuge, a place of sanctuary. Only in Jesus will they find an eternal place of harbor. He is the anchor of the soul that is sure and steadfast. In him is safety from the evils of the world. In the Old Testament the tribe of Levi was given 48 cities throughout Israel and six of these were to be cities of refuge. There were qualifications for these cities: (1) situated on a hill so it could be seen from a distance, (2) the roads leading to the city had to be plainly marked and free from obstruction, (3) it was strategically located so that it could be easily accessed by anyone needing refuge, and (4) accessible for both Jews and Gentiles. The reason for these cities was to give refuge to anyone who accidently killed someone with no malicious intent or forethought. If he was found guilty then he was turned over to the avenger. If he was innocent he had to remain in the city until the priest died. The only problem was if the refugee ever stepped outside the city he was taking his life in his own hands. Jesus is our refuge and clearly fits all the qualifications. The place of deliverance is from the hill Golgotha, there is nothing that will obstruct anyone who seeks refuge, he is everywhere so strategically will receive anyone at any time, and it doesn’t matter if you are Jew or Gentile, he welcomes you into the safe harbor of his redemption. The difference between the cities and Jesus is that it does not matter what sin you have committed you are welcomed to take refuge and be covered by his blood so that your sin can be remembered no more. In his place of sanctuary there are blessings beyond measure. Receive your blessings today and if you need refuge just turn it over to Jesus.

Morning Devotion 03/01/2018

Morning Devotion 03/01/2018

Judges 2:7 (KJV)
7 And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great works of the LORD, that he did for Israel.

Judges 2:10-12 (KJV)
10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.
11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim:
12 And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.

Yesterday I alluded to these scriptures and the impact is still disturbing my soul today. During Joshua’s lifetime and the other elders, they witnessed miraculous events from the time of the exodus from Egypt to living in Canaan land. The observed the miraculous event of the Lord splitting the waters of the Red Sea and the land beneath being dry so that all Israel could walk through on dry ground and then bringing the waters together again to destroy the army of Pharaoh. How the Lord lead them through the wilderness and feeding all Israel with manna that fell from the heavens, as well as quail and causing water to emerge from a rock. These historical events were being handed down to those of the next generation. Now the time had come when those who witnessed these events had passed on and the only thing that remained were stories surrounding the youth. It wasn’t long until the stories were only folk tales and soon forgotten. The generations were growing up not really knowing who the Lord was and his great works. There is a trend that is becoming more and more prevalent in our day and time that our youth are growing up without a true knowledge of who the Lord is. Join with me in prayer for the younger generation to come into the knowledge of the Lord. Pray that our faith will spark a revival of miracles that the younger generation can witness the mighty works of God. Let the blessings we receive every day open doors of opportunity that our youth can see the great works of the Lord Jesus Christ. Receive your blessings and share with those around you.