Bible Ballistics: BBs #658 Does Your God See???
“And Abraham called the name of that place
as it is said to this day,
In the mount of the LORD
it shall be seen.” Genesis 22:14
God had called Abraham to go to a place he didn’t know, led by a God he wanted to know, through a journey of joy and sorrow, obedience and failure, to know God in saving faith, and finally receive the child of promise—Isaac! Yet when Isaac was almost grown, God called Abraham to offer him as a sacrifice. In this test we see that Abraham had learned to trust God to do whatever was right. A place where we can’t arrive through a life of ease and pleasure, but a life of testing; a life of failure and successes that lead and grow us into a KNOWledge of God Almighty, and learning to KNOW His Son Jesus (for Abraham only saw Jesus’ coming by faith!)! We can come to that place, and with Abraham, boldly call our God, Jehovah Jireh—The God who sees it all. The God who sees the ending from the beginning!
The author of Hebrews makes it clear to us what Abraham believed! What do you believe? What are you willing to trust God with?
“By faith Abraham,
when he was tried,
offered up Isaac:
and he that had received the promises
offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said,
That in Isaac
shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able
to raise him up,
even from the dead;
from whence also
he received him
in a figure.” Hebrews 11:17-19
When we dig into this amazing story of Abraham, we find that Abraham was called to offer his son on the same mount where God offered HIS “only begotten son” for our sin. Think about it—that is amazing—so amazing that Abraham not only received his son back, but he was living out a picture of what God was going to do to “bless” all nations through his descendant, Jesus (crucified for our sin, risen from the dead, and coming again). He believed the promises of God, and clung to them in absolute confidence and trust, knowing that God keeps HIS Word! Where is your confidence today? What/who are you counting on? What/who are you resting in? Have you come to the place of trusting God with what you can’t see! Or are you still choosing to walk by sight rather than faith!
“And God is able
to make all grace abound toward you;
always having all sufficiency
in all things,
to every good work:” 2 Corinthians 9:8
Scripture testifies to Abraham’s faith, what does our faith testify of to those around us? Are you wrestling with issues that you can’t let go of? God wants to give you rest, if you’ll but come to HIM for answers and provision. I know that is much easier said than done, but it is a ‘doable’ if we’ll but keep our eyes on Jesus, trusting in HIS amazing grace, power and all-sufficient Sovereignty; forsaking the world’s call to “do it yourself”, rather than walking in confidence with the ONE who can and will lead, direct and deliver us, if we will just look up—rather than around!
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about
with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside
and the sin
which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run
that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus
of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand
of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2
So, let us fix our eyes on Jesus, letting go of the weight of the world, the draw of sin, and clinging to the ONE who knows the answers already. Bring it to Jesus—He is ever waiting for your call! We can rest in HIS faithfulness—for He will never fail—for HE sees tomorrow today! You can trust to HIS care, and rest IN HIM!
“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
Amen and Amen!