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Notes and observations taken from David Worshipped a Living God by Judson Cornwall...

Instead of dreading and fearing problems, see them as altars of worship. All it takes to make idolaters of any of us is to make something as a means become an end. It's such a subtle shift to embrace the means instead of the end.

Like Abraham, we should take "our only son" to the altar and get back to the exclusive worship of God. Whatever becomes the focus of our affections becomes our god and no matter what the lips say, the object of our affections will receive the worship.

"Jireh" (in reference to Genesis 22:14) means more than "to provide." It means to see or to forsee. Provide comes from two Latin words: pro which means beforehand and vide which means to see, as in "video." Jehovah-Jireh stood at the beginning of history and saw it as though it were present and saw to everything He saw. There wasn't anything He saw that He didn't see to, so there's no need to get nervous over anything we just now see.

God has never had to say "oops" over in anything. Ever.

Salvation preceded sin (Revelation 13:8; Ephesians 1:4). God already made provision for sinners by providing the Cross before the first man. Jehovah-Jireh foresees and sees for everything He sees.


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