Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Lord is Provider

The congregation sang "Face to Face Will I Behold Him" and "At Calvary." The choir presented a lovely rendition of "Great is Thy Faithfulness."
Pastor Jose delivered the second in his series "Knowing God." Today God was presented as "Jehovah-jireh" the Lord Will Provide.
The scripture lesson was from Genesis 22, the story of Abraham's journey to "a place to which God directed" to sacrifice his son Isaac. But it is noted that when Abraham left his servants with the donkey to wait for him, he said I and the boy are going up into the mount to sacrifice to the Lord, and we will return. This was certainly an expression of Abraham's faith, his willingness to do as God commanded and yet with the belief that God would provide the sacrifice.
Hebrews 11:17 - 19, God is the provider in the midst of crisis or tragedy. He provides a way out.
God's greatest provision was His own offering up of the Life of His only begotten Son as a propitiation for our sins. Romans 8, the gift of God is eternal life. The wages of sin is death, but Jesus paid the debt for our sins. John 1:12, we have the right to become the children of God when we believe on the name of Jesus Christ.
We have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we may address God as "Daddy," an intimate relationship indeed with the Almighty Creator of all things!
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