Day Four: I Am The Provider

Genesis 22:13-14 (NIV) 13 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. 14 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.”

“Notice the future tense. The Lord will provide. What will the Lord provide? The Lamb of God, the Offspring of Abraham, the Beloved Son, the Hope of the world. One day, on that very mountain, God would provide the ultimate atonement. And the people knew it. For centuries afterwards they would point to that hill and say: ‘The true sacrifice is coming, and that’s where he’ll be provided!’ What’s it All About? God did not ask Abraham to go through with the sacrifice. But one day God would provide. He would offer his Beloved to the world. On a dark Friday 2000 years later, the Son of God willingly walked up that hill, carrying the wood on his back. The Messiah stood at the head of his people and he died to make atonement.” [Glen Scrivener, Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases, Kindle]

Let’s pray: Father, we worship you and praise you! Thank you for your ultimate provision in your son Jesus Christ! Help us to be fully assured in your love and provisions for us today. In Jesus’ name, amen

Let’s worship to “Anthem” by Phil Wickham.

-DP

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