THE LORD WILL PROVIDE

God is a giver. Does he give too much? Of course. He can’t help it. And he gives you more than things. He gives you himself.

Notes And Next Steps

Genesis 22:1-14 + Part 9 of the series “Genesis: In The Beginning"

“Has God blessed us too much?”

Our first-world problems aren’t caused by our first-world, but by what is first in our hearts.

“Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” (Genesis 22:2)

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 22:14)

God is a giver. Does he give too much? Of course. He can’t help it. And he gives you more than things. He gives you himself.

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life … but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect” (1 Peter 1:18,19).

Make a list of 5 thanks.

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, I still possess.” — Corrie Ten Boom

SPIRITUAL NEXT STEPS

        1. Accept the challenge to make a list each morning of 5 blessings for which you thank God. It will change your day.
        2. If your kids used the Message Notes today, make time to review them, ask questions, talk and pray. Let your child lead the way.
        3. Google “Mount Moriah.” Was Jesus crucified here?
        4. Have a family discussion about this Corrie Ten Boom quote, “I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, I still possess.” What does it mean to place something in God’s hands? Have each family member name something that, this week, they will place in God’s hands.