Faithful Father (3/3/18)

Abraham had great faith in God. Often God tested Abraham’s faith. Genesis 22:2 tells us about the hardest test of Abraham’s faith. “Then God said, ‘Take your son to the land of Moriah and kill your son there as a sacrifice for me. This must be Isaac, your only son, the one you love. Use him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains there. I will tell you which mountain.’”

God promised Abraham that he would have a son. Yesterday we read that this son, Isaac, was born when Abraham was 100 years old. God also promised Abraham that he would have many descendants through Isaac. Then God told Abraham to kill Isaac and offer him as a sacrifice!

What did Abraham do? I am sure God’s command did not make sense to Abraham. But he wanted to obey God. God had always blessed Abraham and kept His promises. That’s why Abraham chose to obey God.

Because of his faith, Abraham prepared to do what God told him to do. At the very moment Abraham was ready to kill Isaac, God stopped him. Abraham was a very faithful father. Isaac was faithful, too. He obeyed his father through the whole experience. Both Abraham and Isaac are great examples for us to follow.