Tag: Jehovah

The Mountain Of Jehovah Jireh

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

The phrase “Jehovah Jireh” or “Yahveh Yireh” comes from Genesis 22, when Abraham names the mountain on which he offered up Isaac. It means “The LORD shall provide.

So many believers invoke the name “Jehovah-Jireh” to claim the promise of God providing for whatever they need or want. But the name “Jehovah Jireh” or “Yahveh Yireh” is much deeper than that. Yahveh Yireh speaks of God providing the Lamb for the sacrifice – the Messiah Himself. Thus, God does provide for the needs of His people. So “Jehovah Jireh” declares that God will provide for your needs, but not necessarily the way you think. For what God provides is Himself. He is the answer to all of our needs – the need for love, for security, for meaning, for peace, for joy, for purpose – Jehovah Jireh – Yahveh Yireh – God will indeed provide for your need. But your need will only truly be answered when it’s answered in Him, who is the Answer. For Jehovah Jireh is the name of a mountain, the mountain on which God gave Himself on a cross for you.

Today’s Mission – Today, whatever you’re dealing with, a problem, a need, a conflict, a concern – lift it up to God and give Him thanks that He will provide.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Lord Who Provides

John MacArthurby John MacArthur

“Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place The Lord Will Provide, as it is said to this day, ‘In the mount of the Lord it will be provided’” (Genesis 22:13-14).

When God provides for a believer, He’s being true to His name.

The Old Testament gives God many names, but one of the most lovely is Jehovah-Jireh, translated in verse 14 of today’s passage as “The Lord Will Provide.” It is so much a characteristic of God that it’s His name. We would never question that God is love and great and mighty and holy and just and good. But some question whether God provides. They doubt and are afraid that God isn’t going to meet their needs. That is exactly what the Lord speaks to in Matthew 6:25-34 when He says, in summary, “Don’t worry about what to eat, drink, or wear.” The Lord is still Jehovah-Jireh. That is His name, and it is synonymous with one of His attributes.

God is a God who provides, and that is why David said, “I have been young, and now I am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his descendants begging bread” (Ps. 37:25). The world digs and scratches and claws to make sure it has enough. Unlike the world, your Father knows your needs, and He will always give you what you need.

You don’t have to own everything, and you don’t have to control everything to meet your needs. You can receive what God gives you to invest in His eternal kingdom and put away all anxiety about your needs. Worship God with your life, and rest assured in His promise to provide for you.

by John MacArthur