The Lord Our Provider


Yireh (Jireh) is from the same Hebrew word as Moriah, which is the name of the region where God sent Abraham to sacrifice Isaac (Genesis 22). In Genesis 22:11-13, we read, "But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, 'Abraham, Abraham!'

So he said, 'Here I am.' And He said, 'Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.' Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son." God provided the lamb. And Abraham called the place Jehovah Jireh (Yahweh-Yireh) - God is our substitutionary sacrifice.

Related Scriptures

Genesis 22:1-18; Romans 8:32; Philippians 4:19