July 11, 2011

Genesis 22: Final Exam

In Genesis 22:12 the Angel of the Lord says, “Now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” God knew it. Abraham knew it. Isaac knew it. I imagine from that day on, anyone who met Abraham or Isaac knew it. Do you think this radical demonstration of devotion altered Abraham’s life? How do you think Isaac was affected by his father’s undeniable faith?

There is another Father in the Bible who did not withhold His Son. In light of that, is there anything you are withholding from God?

Click on this link for an introduction to the book of Genesis.