Re:Verse passage – Genesis 22:1-18 (day four)
Can you imagine what was going through Abraham’s mind when God asks this of him? We don’t know all of Abraham’s thoughts here, or how he came to terms with this command from God, but we do know that he came to a place of faithful resolve. Look at the language he uses –
In verse 5, Abraham states in faith that Isaac will return, “Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” Again in verse 8, Abraham has faith that God will provide, “Abraham said, “God will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”
Abraham was fully prepared to obey the Lord, and equally full of assurance that God would provide. Abraham had walked with God and knew these things to be true: God is faithful, trustworthy, and good. He had faith that somehow, this command from God would further testify to these truths.
How is God calling you to obey? You can do it in faith knowing that he is faithful, trustworthy, and good.
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You are wise beyond your years and we are grateful for your service to our church.
I think Isaac needs to be commended too for his willingness to obey his earthly and heavenly Fathers. Though the scripture is silent we know Abraham was over 100 and Isaac was probably a strong young lad and no doubt could have refused to cooperate. But he too was obedient .