Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009 Abraham’s faith is tested Genesis 22:1-18

No “but” about it. Could our fathers at Zion Friedheim offer up their sons to God? Abraham had so much faith in God that he went to offer his son Isaac. Abraham did not ask any questions. There is no “but” about it. Abraham’s faith is what God wants ours to be. Not to offer our sins, but to listen to God’s word and to trust that word. He doesn’t want us to ask any questions whenever He tells us to do something. God wants us to have no “but” about it.

If you do everything God wants you to do, whether you think it is right or not, He knows what is best for us. God pretty much tested Abraham’s faith. Yet God knew that Abraham’s faith was strong enough because Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son. Abraham somehow knew that God would provide.

God provided a ram too be sacrificed instead of Abraham’s son Isaac. The point of this devotion is just do what God says and has no “but” about it. God will see to it that things will work out for the best.

Dear heavenly Father, I wish to thank You for the wonderful day You have given us this day. With You will let us obey Your commands as we will one day be with You in Your heavenly home. In You name we pray.

-Jacob Bergman
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