THE TESTING OF ABRAHAM’S FAITH (GEN. 22: 1 – 18)
God tested Abraham’s faith by asking him to go and sacrifice his only son Isaac.
This was the son he loved so much.
He was to travel to Mount Moniah.
On reaching Mt. Moriah, he built an altar, and arranged wood on it.
He tied up his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.
He lifted a knife to kill him.
“But the Angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven.
Abraham! Abraham! Do not lay a hand on the boy…Do not do anything to him.
Now I know you that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son” (v 11-12). Abraham had obedient reverence for God became he did not keep back his only son from God.
God provided a ram for sacrifice.
He named the mountain “the Lord provided” God was pleased with Abraham and promised him blessings, many descendants’ victory, and protection.