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Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord Will Provide and the Lord Will See (4 of 10)
Series: The Names of God
Genesis 22:1-18; Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 18:1-8
INTRO: One of the joys of being a father is the pleasure I get out of providing for my family.
It is a joy to see my children healthy and happy - clothed, eating good food; these things I try and provide without their even asking.
It is also fun to provide something they ask for, to see them happy makes me happy, sometimes though I must keep something from them until their priorities are correct or until they are mature enough to handle what they are asking for, i.e. candy before supper, a gun cannot be given to a 5 year old, etc.
ILLUS: A benevolent person gave Mr. Rowland Hill a hundred pounds to dispense to a poor minister a bit at a time, thinking it was too much too send him all at once. Mr. Hill forwarded five pounds in a letter, with only these words within the envelope, ''More to follow.'' In a few days' time, the good man received another letter; this second messenger contained another five pounds, with the same motto, ''And more to follow.'' A day or two after came a third and a fourth, and still the same promise, ''And more to follow.'' Till the whole sum had been received, the astonished minister was made familiar with the cheering words, ''And more to follow.''
Every blessing that comes from God is sent with the same message, ''And more to follow.'' ''I forgive you your sins, but there's more to follow.'' ''I justify you in the righteousness of Christ, but there's more to follow.'' ''I adopt you into my family, but there's more to follow.'' ''I educated you for heaven, but there's more to follow.'' ''I give you grace upon grace, but there's more to follow.'' ''I have helped you even to old age, but there's still more to follow.'' ''I will uphold you in the hour of death, and as you are passing into the world of spirits, my mercy shall still continue with you, and when you land in ...
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