Monday, February 10, 2014

Sacrificial Faith - Abraham and Isaac

Today I have the honor of guest posting over at my friend, Beth Zimmerman's site, ButterflyMasterpiece. Myself, and quite a few other bloggers are contributing to the series, Walk By Faith. If you follow this post over to the site, you might want to pour yourself a cup of tea, and stay awhile and browse around her site and read some of the other posts. You'll be glad you did!

When I saw that one of the topics for her series was to be Sacrificial Faith and revolve around the story of Abraham and Isaac, I knew that I needed to share what God has shown me through a very difficult time in the life of our family.  My hope and prayer is that this will encourage you in your faith journey.

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 Abraham was a man who knew the true meaning of the words sacrificial faith. In Genesis 22:1-18 you can read the full account of Abraham and his son, Isaac. Isaac was the son he and  Sarah had conceived in their old age. In Hebrews 11:17-19, we read a recap of Abraham and Isaac's encounter with God. 
By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had received the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned." Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking, he did receive Isaac back from death.
Can you imagine that kind of obedience? God had asked Abraham to take his son to the land of Moriah and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on a mountain that God would show him…

Please join me over at Beth's site to read the rest of this post. Just click on the link here: Everything Made New, formerly known as Butterfly Masterpiece