God is a perfect, loving father. As we, His children, trust Him with our lives and obey His commands He promises to be our great provider.
Abraham experienced this amazing provision when faced with the greatest test a father could face: choosing your child or your God.
In comparison, though our tests are difficult, I can’t imagine they’d be as hard as that. And yet that same God who provided for Abraham will provide for you.
Will you trust Him today?
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.
He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” (Genesis 22:8-14 NIV)