Re:Verse reading–Genesis 22:1-19 (day one)
“And it came about that after these things, that God tested Abraham.”–v 1
“Every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more.”–John 15:2
God tests faith. Satan tempts us with an eye to our failure. God tests us with an eye to our growth and progress. Maturity. Beauty. Strength. These are God’s goals for me and only gained through stress and challenge.
Love/trust always requires proof. Declare that you love Him and He will certainly ask you to prove it. “Do you love Me, Peter?” said the Lord in John 21. Then, “feed my sheep”. True love must always be more than words.
When will we be finished? Probably never. Through eternity we will be growing in our love for Him and the fruit that comes from it.
“More love to Thee, O Christ. More love to Thee. Hear, Thou, the prayer I make on bended knee.”–Elizabeth Prentiss.