October 22, 2018
“And Abraham called the name of the place, The Lord Will Provide; as it is said to this day, ‘In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.’” (Genesis 22:14)
Because of their faith and trust in God, Abraham and Sarah knew that God would have to raise Isaac (their long promised son) back to life if Abraham sacrificed him as God had asked. That’s why Abraham said to his men, “Stay here with the donkey; the lad (Isaac) and I will go yonder and worship, and we will come back to you.”
As Abraham took the knife to slay Isaac, God spoke to him. Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, there was behind him a ram caught in a thicket by its horns (Genesis 22:13). God provided just as He had promised.
God said of Abraham, “He did not waver at the promises of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God” (Romans 4:20). Abraham is also called, “The father of all who believe,” (Romans 4:11).
God has also promised to provide for you and me. He promised us that He will provide His presence, His power, and His love. No matter what difficulty you are facing today trust God to keep His word to you just as He did to Abraham. He will provide for you. E. Stanley Jones once said, “Surrender to Christ or surrender to chaos.” The choice is ours to make.