The Essential 100 Day 8: Gen. 21 and 22:1-19

“I swear by myself, declares the Lord, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,17 I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies,18 and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.” Genesis 22:16-18

The story of Abraham and Isaac reminds me of how crazy God’s will can be to us sometimes.  Earlier I had talked about the faith of Abraham and how his faith was growing in God.  This is a testament to that faith.  Abraham without question took Isaac to be a sacrifice.  Abraham knew that God was going to make a great nation out of him and that Isaac was going to be starting that great nation.  How could he start that great nation if he was to kill his son for a sacrifice.  As always God provided the out and had a ram for the sacrifice.  God continues to do that for those who believe in His son Jesus.  Jesus continues to save us in everything in our life, not just for eternal life, but for life in general.  Taking steps of obedience will lead to an abundant life.  God always move, when we take a step toward Him.

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