Respect and Obey

Abraham loved and served God. But one day, God told Abraham to take his son, Isaac, and kill him. So Abraham took Isaac to the land of Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice.
Abraham was ready to kill Isaac, but God?s angel stopped him. Verse 12b says, ?Don?t kill your son or hurt him in any way. Now I see that you do respect and obey God. I see that you are ready to kill your son, your only son, for me.?
God wanted to know for sure that Abraham respected and obeyed Him. And God wants to know that we respect and obey Him, too. But sometimes we allow sin to keep us from obeying God. Maybe this sin is loving something ? like a car, a TV or video games ? more than we love God.
God wants us to stop loving things more than we love Him. He will help us focus on Him and His Word. When we do that, God will become most important in our lives.
Be sure to make God most important in your life today.