by Lenny Ports

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God Is My Provider, I Am Provided For - Part 2 (6 of 8)
Series: God Is - I Am
Lenny Ports
Genesis 22:1-18

Last week we talked about the attribute of God being a PROVIDER. One of the names of God is Jehovah Jireh which means the Lord is our Provider. It comes from the story of Abraham and Isaac his son. You know the story, God called Abraham, and told him that he would be the father of many nations - that nations would come from the child that would be born to him and Sarah but Sarah could not get pregnant, but God provided a miracle and at the age of 90, brought forth her first son and they named him Isaac - which means ''God has made me to laugh again.''

For the next 10 years I am sure Abraham loved to tell Isaac the story of God's provision in their lives. ''Isaac, your mom and I could not believe that she became pregnant with you at the age of 90, what a miracle.'' ''Isaac, God is faithful! What He says will come to pass, will come to pass. We simply must obey him.''

In Genesis 22, Isaac is now a lad, probably about 10 years old.

Genesis 22:1 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, ''Abraham!'' ''Here I am,'' he replied. 2 Then God said, ''Take your son, your only son, Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.'' 3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and saddled his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, ''Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.'' 6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his fathe ...

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