Genesis 22 is an account of Abraham’s act of obedience to offer his only son as a sacrifice to the Lord.
Here we see how Abraham was willing to sacrifice the one he loved the most. The child of promise – The one God gave him after many years.
Abraham must have loved Issac more than his wealth and possession. Since the time Issac was born he must have spent most of his time and energy with him – talking, playing & doing all sorts of things. He must have watched him sleep, tried protecting him from all dangers and harm.
But when God asked him to sacrifice his son, he was quick to give up the one he loved the most without even thinking twice. No fear, no hesitation in obeying God.
Question for our hearts:
What is it that God wants us to give up today?
In Romans 12:1 Paul writes “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”
What is it that we love about yourself the most?
Is it our comfort, our time, our lustful thoughts and activities, our ungodly dreams & desires, our pride, our wealth & possession, etc
God expects unconditionaly obedeince from us, no matter how hard to may look and feel.
And if we are not willing to give up the things we love the most when God asks to give up then our faith is incomplete and we are immature.
Also remember, God’s not a debtor to any man. He can give it back to us in double mesaure, but what is desires the most from us is our unwavering faith and our unconditional love.
Bible verses to meditate:
Deuteronomy 11:1 – Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.
1 Peter 1:14 – As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.
Romans 2:6-8 – God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” 7 To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. 8 But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger.
James 1:25 – But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.