There were two sisters who really loved Jesus. One gave Him her time and effort, the other her undivided attention. Each of them appeared to have the right motive. Why did Jesus praise one demonstration of faith and rebuke the other? And how will Jesus receive the way that we serve Him? Will it merit His approval or reproach?
We’ve heard that Jehovah-Jireh means “God my provider,” or “God provides,” but the actual meaning of Jireh here is “sees.” “God sees” or, in this case, “God is seeing.” God sees your needs. God sees what’s going on, then He provides. We’re talking about vision and provision. Seeing is vision. “…to this day in the mount of the Lord it shall be seen” (Genesis 22:14).