Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 14 – Jehovah-Jireh

He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake. So how much do we know about His Name?

This fourteenth post is about the next Old Testament name of God:

#14 – Jehovah-Jireh

The Lord Will Provide

Use in the Bible: In the Old Testament Jehovah-Jireh occurs only once in Genesis 22:14:

“So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide (Jehovah-Jireh). And to this day it is said, ‘On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'”

Meaning and Derivation: Jehovah is translated as “The Existing One” or “Lord.” 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 his son.

The reciprocal relationship between Abraham and God: God was looking for a man who loved Him so truly that he would be willing to sacrifice his only son in obedience to the will of God. Our Heavenly Father was going to sacrifice His one and only Son to save us from the consequences of sin. In Abraham, God had finally found a man whose faithfulness made him worthy of being the one through whom the Lamb of God would be born.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy Name (Jehovah-Jireh)

The descriptive covenant names of God in this series:

  1. El Shaddai (Lord God Almighty)
  2. El Elyon (The Most High God)
  3. Adonai (Lord, Master)
  4. Yahweh (Lord, Jehovah)
  5. Jehovah Nissi (The Lord My Banner)
  6. Jehovah-Raah (The Lord My Shepherd)
  7. Jehovah Rapha (The Lord That Heals)
  8. Jehovah Shammah (The Lord Is There)
  9. Jehovah Tsidkenu (The Lord Our Righteousness)
  10. Jehovah Mekoddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You)
  11. El Olam (The Everlasting God)
  12. Elohim (God)
  13. Qanna (Jealous)
  14. Jehovah Jireh (The Lord Will Provide)
  15. Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace)
  16. Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of Hosts)

Taken from the Blue Letter Bible:  https://www.blueletterbible.org/study/misc/name_god.cfm

2 responses to “Hallowed Be Thy Name: Part 14 – Jehovah-Jireh

  1. Once again, Trailofdust, a great study of a very important occasion. Even though it is seen only once, it is an important part of Gods character. One that we must never forget or ignore. In fact, it is critical that we never forget any of the different parts of Gods character revealed to us in His various names. By choosing to reveal just a portion of His nature to us by the names He calls Himself, He is attempting to draw us nearer to Himself, if we would only hear Him. As always, a beautiful study of something that is often missed.


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