Genesis Series 2016: This piece originally appeared in the He Reads Truth Genesis Series. Along with many of their reading plans you can find it here in full.
Have you ever wondered what it would’ve been like to walk in Abraham’s shoes? Here’s Isaac, the child of the Covenant, your only natural son; and God is asking you to do what?!
I’m not yet a father, but for all you fathers out there who are familiar with this story, I’m sure you’ve thought of the terrible pain and tension that must have been whirling in Abraham’s heart. How could God ask such a thing? How should Abraham respond?
The writer of Hebrews seems to indicate that Abraham believed God would eventually raise Isaac back from the dead (Hebrews 11:19). Abraham had faith that God would make good on His promise to establish a people through Isaac. Still, in Abraham’s place, I would’ve been sweating bullets.
The application from Abraham’s perspective is pretty straight forward: what is it that you’re holding back? What are you afraid to lay at God’s feet? Now, lay that at God’s feet...
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