Genesis 22:3 (NLT) 3 The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day of their journey, Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
In the face of an unthinkable situation, it’s easy to feel paralyzed. How could Abraham go through with this? Abraham could have reasoned himself out of doing what God was asking him to do, but he didn’t even ask why. Instead, he obeyed immediately.
“From chapters 12 to 22, Abraham says yes to extraordinary things. But every time, there is a little bit of ambiguity to his obedience. God never chastises him…In chapter 22, we see how far along God has brought him, how much God has invested in one person to develop perfect obedient faith.” [P. Jason P’s Message]
How was Abraham’s obedience in chapter 22 different from previous acts of obedience?
What enables you to obey in the midst of crisis of faith?
More than knowing how everything is going to work out or knowing why, Abraham knew the “who,” God who is good and faithful!
Let’s pray: Father, help us to sing of your goodness especially in the midst of uncertain times and to keep obeying and trusting you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Let’s sing, “Goodness of God” by Bethel.