“For God has proved His love by giving us His greatest treasure, the gift of His Son. And since God freely offered Him up as the sacrifice for us all, He certainly won’t withhold from us anything else He has to give.”
Romans 8:32 TPT
The situation of the world we live in is getting tougher by the day, thereby inspiring worry in the people of the world. However for us as children of God, the case is different. Our song and testimony is that of assurance and victory in God that because He lives, we can face tomorrow.
We have a good Daddy in God and the Bible informs us about how God was proactive in His salvation plan for us way before we realized our need to be saved.
He chose us before the foundation of the world to be holy and without blame before Him in love and while we were yet sinners Christ died for our sins (Ephesians 1:4, Romans 5:6). This is proof of God’s providence!
Many years ago, God told to sacrifice his son whom he had waited for a quarter of a century to have as a burnt offering and guess what? Abraham trusted God enough to do what He says. When his son asked about the animal that would be used for sacrifice, he replied “God will provide (Genesis 22:1-8).
Abraham had this kind of faith in God because He knew God so well and he could conclude that if God asked him to sacrifice the son that He gave him, then he needed not to be worried. He believed that God would raise Isaac up (Hebrews 11:17-19).
A lesson from Abraham’s story is that our convictions would always influence our conclusions. This is a mentality that we all must have. In Celebration Church, we’ve learnt about salvation over and over again and we’ve been shown many examples of God’s providence from the scriptures.
However, I’d like to ask, “what conclusions have we drawn from all that we’ve been learning?”
Hear this friends, if God cared so much about our eternal destiny that He gave us Christ, He would meet our other needs. He is Jireh and He is providential and we can count on Him for absolutely everything.
Also, the revelation of Jireh is proven in unfavorable circumstances. When things are tough and rough, know that God is able to keep His promises to you. He’s not the friend who flees on bad days, He’s always there. You can count on Him always.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 15:11-32, 1 Timothy 5:16-25, Proverbs 8, Ezra 10.