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Week 2 Day 6
This is a testWill Abraham obey God's command even though it means giving up his dearly-loved son
Abraham knew God's voiceThe directive was clear shocking but clearIt seems God wanted Isaac backNo mention is made of the TempterNothing is said of Abraham wrestling with God but you can play those scenes out in your own mind Abraham's actions showed complete obedience supreme allegianceNothing would stand between Abraham and God
Abraham lived with an attitude of trust believing that whatever happened a good God was in chargeWhile Abraham and Isaac were ascending the mountain a ram out of sight on the other side was also climbing to the same point
Abraham passed the test no doubt about it.
ANOTHER JOURNEY OF FAITH And Abraham went out, . . . not knowing. Genesis 22
1After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here I am." 2Then God said, "Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love,and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you." 3Abraham rose early in the morning and saddled his donkey. He took two of his young men and Isaac, split the wood for the burnt offering, and went to the place of which God had told him. 4Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. 5And Abraham said to his young men, "Stay here with the donkey; the lad and I will goyonder and worship, and we will come back to you." 6So Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac; he took the fire in his hand, and a knife, and the two of them went together. 7 Isaac spoke and said, "My father!" He said, "Here I am, my son." Then Isaac said, "Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?" 8Abraham said, "My son, God will provide the lamb." So the two of them went together. 9Then they came to the place of which God had told him. Abraham built an altar and placed the wood in order; he bound Isaac and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. 10And Abraham took the knife to slay his son. 11But the Angel of the Lord called to him and said, "Abraham, Abraham! Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me." 13Then Abraham looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. Abraham took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 14Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as is said to this day, "In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided." 15Then the Angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time, 16and said: "I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have not withheld your son--17 I will bless you, and I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. 18 In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice." This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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