I’m a word geek. I’m probably a geek in other ways as well. I can quote lines from movies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, and I read the books, all 1,178 pages of the Tolkien series. So, few things thrill me more than digging into a passage in the Bible and discovering some new nugget of truth based on looking up a word or phrase in the original language.
This week, we’ve been discovering ways in which God provides for us through powerful revelations in Scripture. So let’s wrap up with the understanding that language is powerful. What we learn by digging into the language is more than meaning. It’s the certainty that we see our God in action.
Jehovah-Jireh… God will provide. The Hebrew word yireh also means “see to it.” God will see to it. That thought fills me with peace and hope. My God will see to whatever outcome is on the horizon of my waiting. My God will see to it that I am sustained as I trust Him. It may not change what is going on, but it changes being in the middle of a thing. He’s an all-powerful, all-knowing God who says to each of us, “I’ve got this.”
It also means “perceive” and “experience.” When Abraham says God will provide, he’s not just saying, God’s got a ram in the thicket over there. He’s acknowledging that the God of the universe sees all this need of mine and makes a provision for it. Friends, isn’t that a beautiful thought? Our God knows every single thing we need and is making a way to provide for us. He is a good, good Father to His children.
He provided Jesus to rescue us. He provided Heaven and eternity. He provides wisdom, knowledge and understanding of mysterious, deep and significant things. There is nothing our God cannot provide. Today is a good day to lean into His righteous right arm, friend, whatever your need. He’s got this.
What has God provided in the past for you? Will you stop and say thanks? What are you still waiting for God to provide? Will you stop and say thanks in advance?