Jehovah Jireh, the God who provides

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Exodus 20:3  You shall have no other gods before me.

Ecclesiastes 5:10  He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.

Isaiah 55:1  Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!  Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy?

Matthew 6:24-34  No one can serve two masters.  for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and money.  Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not of more value than they?  And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  And why are you anxious about clothing?  Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not be anxious saying, “what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or what shall we wear?”  For the Gentiles seek after these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.  But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.  Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.  Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

1 Timothy 6:6-12  Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing with these we will be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many selnseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils.  It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. But as for you, o man of God, flee those things.  Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.  Fight the good fith of the faith.  Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Hebrews 13:5  Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Nehemiah 9:17-21  They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt.  But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.  Even when they had made for themselves a golden calf and said “this is your god who brought you out of Egypt: and had committed great blasphemies, you, in your great mercies did not forsake them in the wilderness.  The pillar of cloud to lead them in the way did not depart from them by day, nor the pillar of fire by night to light for them the way by which they should go.  You gave your good Spirit to instruct them and did not withhold your manna from their mouth and gave them water for their thirst.  Forty years you sustained them in the wilderness, and they lacked nothing.  Their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell.

Psalm 9:9-10  The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in the times of trouble.  And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, o LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 37  Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For evil men will be cut off, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace… Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked; for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous. The days of the blameless are known to the LORD, and their inheritance will endure forever. In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty. But the wicked will perish: The LORD’s enemies will be like the beauty of the fields, they will vanish—vanish like smoke. The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously…If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.  Turn from evil and do good; then you will dwell in the land forever. For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever, but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; the righteous will inherit the land and dwell in it forever…The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.

Proverbs 28:6, 13, 25-26  Better is a poor man who walks in integrity, than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.  Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.  A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the LORD will be enriched.  Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Isaiah 55:7  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24  Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He who calls you is faithful, He will surely do it.

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3 responses »

  1. Emily,
    Thank you so much for these verses! Psalm 37 has truly been one of my favorite psalms, seems like right after my first wife passed away, that was the one that I kept coming back to. Such a comforting thought that God will take care of His children, “In times of disaster they will not wither; in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.”
    Thank you for such a timely reminder that God truly does provide for us and that He is the one who is in control!
    Blessings
    Ron

  2. John, so glad it was encouraging and helpful for you today! :) i did a word study the other day on finances/ money/ worry/ etc. these were some of the verses… i now plan to take a few of these and dig a little deeper over the next week or so.

    ron, i love that psalm too. as i was reading it the other day, it was just really helpful and encouraging to me. yeah, i’m so glad that God cares for his children. :)

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