Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Our Covenant-What Are We Telling Them

Gather to Me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice!" Psalm 50:5

I just think that it is so perfect to be studying and thinking on the LORDs Hebrew name in our book study this week - Yahweh Yireh - The LORD Will Provide. The key scripture for this study is Genesis 22:13-14, "And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of the place, "The LORD will provide."
This week many are enjoying Passover and Easter. The Psalm 50:5 verse fits so well into the study of the name, Yahweh Yireh. We should gather our children to us, as the LORD gathers us, and teach them that the LORD, Yahweh Yireh, has provided the needed Sacrifce so that we can be in covenant with Him. We could never offer a sacrifice that would cover our sins. However, if we will, like Abraham, lift up our eyes and look and thankfully accept The Lamb, Jesus, as our sacrifice, we can joyfully teach our children the truth of our relationship with God...our sins can now be "passed over" because of the blood of The Lamb, and we can now enjoy a forever relationship with our Heavenly Father. The LORD has provided all we need to be in covenant with Him. We have no more sacrifices to offer...He already did it. 

I believe that we as parents must take these verses to heart...let's gather our children to us and teach them about the Old Testament Passover, and teach them about our New Testament Lamb, Jesus, and our precious Yahweh Yireh, who has, and will always provide all that we need.

"I will cause Your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore nations will praise You forever and ever."


  1. Beautiful pic of your wonderful family!!

    Love your heart and your words! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love the picture of your family.

    Several years ago, my hubby and I had a huge decision to make regarding what God wanted us to do. The searching and seeking took over a year until we came to the conclusion that God wanted us to stay where we were. It was so stressful and I didn't understand why God would have us go through all of it just to remain where we were. In the middle of night as I paced the floor just talking with Him and asking why? {I so clearly remember this; it still gives me goosebumps} He simply made known to me "Abraham and Isaac". I knew then that God wanted to see who was first in our lives...just like Abraham.

    I know this is a bit of a detour from the direction of your post regarding a provided Sacrifice for our sins, but I just wanted to share that with you.

    P.S. I'm going to need hair styling tips very soon. You'll see why in tomorrow's post. :)

  3. Love your heart sweet friend...wish you and your crew were nearby - we could combine forces and do a seder together...xo

  4. what a beautiful reminder. looking forward to sharing this with my entire family as we gather for easter. your family is breathtaking. seriously, the pictures made me catch my breath. it's exactly the way i would have liked my family to look. my children both have a heart to adopt. what a precious gift to have a heart so giving and loving to bring so many along… i am married to a precious man of God, but he did not burden both of our hearts for adoption. so i love to be able to pray for families that have… blessings to you, and thanks for stopping by today.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...