How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
Leviticus 25-27: Abundant Provisions
How often do we have a need and doubt God can meet it? How long do we wait before we bring our needs to Him in prayer? Sometimes, I think we just need to be reminded that He is the Great Provider.
In Leviticus 25, we read about the Year of Jubilee. The Year of Jubilee happened once every 50 years. It began on the “…tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement…” (25:9).
“That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you; in It, you shall neither sow nor reap what grows of itself nor gather the grapes from the undressed vines. For it is a jubilee. It shall be holy to you. You may eat the produce of the field.” (25:11-12)
I love how the Lord not only anticipated their questions but answered them thoroughly. He knows us, doesn’t He?! He knows what we need and He desires for us to “dwell in the land securely” (25:18).
His plan is for us to “dwell in the land securely” (25:18), but we must first be willing to keep His ways. Think today about the abundant provisions He has made for you, and be sure to thank Him abundantly.
Jehovah Jireh: The Lord will provide. This name of God occurs only once in the Old Testament in Genesis 22:14. “So Abraham called the name of that place, ‘The Lord will provide’ as it is said to this day, ‘On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.’”
Jehovah Jireh is a symbolic name given to Mount Moriah by Abraham to memorialize the intercession of God in the sacrifice of Isaac by providing a substitute for the imminent sacrifice of Abraham’s son. This is also symbolic in that it is a picture of the sacrifice of God’s own Son on the cross of Calvary.
Sometimes God wants just to see our willingness. For Abraham, this is a bottom of the ninth, end of the rope experience. But as he lay Isaac on that altar, he knows God will always provide in His own time, in His own way, and for His own glory and our ultimate good.
Jehovah Jireh: The Lord will provide abundant provisions <— Remember this today, friend!!
About Sweeter Than Honey
Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
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