DO YOU TRUST GOD LIKE ABRAHAM? – Christian Article – “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”
Have you ever faced a situation in which you knew that God was calling you to do something very specific—such as change your job, move to another community, or make a daunting personal sacrifice—but instead of immediately stepping out in obedience, you waited to see what he would do next?
Abraham, the father of the Jewish race, once faced a situation in which delayed obedience must have seemed very tempting. God had given him a command that made little sense from a human perspective: “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go . . . sacrifice him as a burnt offering.”
What was Abraham to do?
We don’t know what Abraham thought or prayed as he and Isaac made their way to Moriah, and we can only imagine what he felt. It was bad enough to face the loss of a child, but this was the son that God had promised and given to him in such a miraculous way. God had commanded him to sacrifice the boy as if he were just a goat or a sheep. It must have seemed like a horrifying negation of everything that God had promised.
Abraham didn’t know that God’s shocking instruction to sacrifice Isaac was a test of his willingness to obey all the Lord’s commands—even those that appeared to make little sense. Abraham’s obedience opened the door to all the blessings God had promised him. In choosing obedience—even with fear and trembling—Abraham took a huge step toward the high calling of God in his life.
The path to divine blessedness in your family, your career, and your ministry is your willingness to obey God’s commands whether or not they make sense to you.
What “commands” is God putting on your heart today?
How will you respond?