Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Our Covenant-What Are We Telling Them
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."