God did tempt Abraham and said unto him, Abraham! take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest and get thee into the land of Morial; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Abraham rose up early in the morning and saddled his ass and took two of his young men with him, Isaac his son and clave the wood for the burnt offering. He went into the place which God have told him. Abraham said unto his young men abide here with the ass and I and the lad will go yonder and worship and come again to you. Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it upon his son.
He took the fire in his hand and a knife. His son Isaac said to him, behold the fire and the wood but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? Abraham said, my son God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering. When they got to the place, Abraham built an alter there, laid and arranged the wood accordingly and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the alter upon the wood. Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife to slay his son Isaac and the angel of the Lord called unto him from heaven and said, Abraham! Abraham! And he said here am I.
The angel said lay not thine hand unto him, for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son thine only son from me. God gave Abraham ram for the burnt offering and called the place “Jehovah Jireh” God is not a respecter of any body. Note: · Be attentive to God’s instructions. When God said to Abraham to take his son that he loved he heard God clearly. • Obey God’s instruction. When we hear Him we should also obey. Hearing without obedience is a sin.
• The blessing of God is always sure when we hear him and obey all instruction giving to us. The angel called Abraham the second time from heaving, “Because thou have not withheld thine only son. In blessing, I will bless thee and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is upon the seashore, thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies. And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed because you obeyed my voice. This is the kind of sacrifice that provokes the Almighty God to speak and pronounce everlasting blessings to the life of Abraham. Remain graceful in Jesus Christ Name
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