““Take your son,” He said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.” So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about.”
Genesis 22:2-3 HCSB
What would you think if you thought God was telling you to take your son to offer him as a burnt offering? Schizophrenia? Delusions? Not Abraham. He was told who, what, where, when and how, but he was NOT told why. He obeyed anyway. I’m often leery of doing anything without the rationale explained first. God very often gives the instructions and we might learn the reason later. For Abraham, God had to see that Abraham placed no one on a pedestal higher than God himself, that no one else was in the number one place of his heart. Not even the son he’d waited for so long.
Is there anything or anyone who has taken over first place in your heart? Is God asking you to sacrifice your priorities? Will you, like Abraham, find your freedom in obedience?🚦
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