2020 Day 118 – Genesis 21-22 and Psalms 118

2020 Day 118 – Genesis 21-22 and Psalms 118

God had promised Abraham that his descendants would be more than the stars in the sky.  Even though Abraham at times tried to do things his way, he had a great faith in God.  When he was told by God to sacrifice his son Isaac, he got up early, loaded up what he needed and went on his way to the location that God had given him.  He did not argue or try to talk God out of it.  He did not wait around and hope God would change His mind.  He probably did not understand exactly what was going on since he knew God had promised to bless him thru Isaac.  He did know that God could raise Isaac from the dead if he was sacrificed. (Hebrews 11:19)  When Isaac asked his father where the lamb was that they were supposed to sacrifice, Abraham’s answer showed his trust in God’s plan.  “Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.” (Genesis 22:8)  Chapter 4 of the book of Romans reminds us of the faith of Abraham.  This faith was not a faith that Abraham just sat at home and waited on God, but he went out and followed the commands that God had given him.

Today’s reading: Genesis 21-22 and Psalms 118

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