Jehovah Jireh – “I am Provider”

The meaning of this name is The Lord Who Provides. The Revelation of the Name Jehovah-Jireh, Genesis 22:12-14. The name is literally, The Lord Who Sees, or The Lord Who Will See To It. This is what we long for when we have a need that is personal and special; One who will see to our needs and provide for us. This is what Jehovah-Jireh means; the Lord Who will see to it that my every need is met. One Who knows my need because He sees. One Who is able to meet my need in just the right time as He did for Abraham, and One Who can meet it fully. For Abraham, it was the ram caught in the thicket that was offered in Isaac’s place. For us it is whatever we need.

The account of Abraham on Mt. Moriah suddenly becomes more than a dramatic illustration of faith. It paints a picture. The Lord’s eternal grace, all-encompassing wisdom, and continual provision. Jehovah-Jireh is not “The LORD Did Provide,” but “The LORD Will Provide. In this manner, we see the name does not simply memorialize or speak of a past event; it anticipates and refers to a future action.

Matt 6:24 – 26, No one can serve two masters: Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns—and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Psalm 37:3 – 5 Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.

And then again, in the very same psalm, just 20 verses later,

“When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the LORD is the One who holds his hand. I have been young and now I am old,

Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken Or his descendants  begging bread. All day long he is gracious and lends, And his descendants are a blessing.”

I was discussing a matter of Financial distress with a colleague of mine. He had stated that his situation was to the point where he needed to gain the better part of over $200 in the span of 30 hours. And this was the number after he contacted all his supporters, looked under each rock, and drained every well.

Being in so many instances myself always seeing the Lord’s provision, I had no doubts that the funds were coming in. I shared with him about my experiences, and that God dose some weird stuff. And God does it so that His power is manifested. And I shared the following poem.

Pastor Amos & Marie Cotter Jehovah Jireh - "I am Provider"

Jehovah Jireh in the Greek

The saints should never be dismayed,
Nor sink in hopeless fear;
For when they least expect His aid,
The Savior will appear.

This Abraham found: he raised the knife;
God saw, and said, “Forbear!
Yon ram shall yield his meaner life;
Behold the victim there.”

Once David seem’d Saul’s certain prey;
But hark! the foe’s at hand;
Saul turns his arms another way,
To save the invaded land.

When Jonah sunk beneath the wave,
He thought to rise no more;
But God prepared a fish to save,
And bear him to the shore.

Blest proofs of power and grace divine,
That meet us in His word!
May every deep-felt care of mine
Be trusted with the Lord.

Wait for His seasonable aid,
And though it tarry, wait:
The promise may be long delayed,
But cannot come too late.

And here is the funny part…the funds came in not even two hours later!

As always, keep it in Jesus.

Amos