January 7 – Scripture of the Day

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The scripture that spoke to me today was Genesis 22:14 which reads, 14 Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

This verse comes from the story of Abraham being obedient to the Lord and preparing to sacrifice his son Issac. Once the Lord saw that Abraham was willing to give his own son, the Lord provided a ram for the sacrifice in the place of Issac.

The message here to me is very simple, and is contained in verse 14: the Lord will provide.

God loves us and will always give us what we need.

We may not get what we want; but we’ll get what we need.

In our society of mass over consumption, we often confuse wants with needs.

We need water, food, shelter, clothing and love.

Once those basic necessities are met, pretty much everything else is a want.

We should work to continue to grow in our faith, knowing and trusting that God will provide everything we need.

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Today’s reading: Genesis 21:8-34; Genesis 22:1-24; Genesis 23:1-20; Genesis 11:32; Genesis 24:1-67

Tomorrow’s reading: Genesis 25:1-4; 1 Chronicles 11:32-33; Genesis 25:12-18; 1 Chronicles 1:28-31; 1 Chronicles 1:34; Genesis 25:19-26; Genesis 25:7-11

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