A few words on faith from Genesis 22.
They came to the place G-d had told him about; and Avraham built the altar there, set the wood in order, bound Yitz’chak his son and laid him on the altar, on the wood.-Genesis 22:9
Abraham waited 24 years from HaShem’s call and promise to have a son, then he was told to slay that son. That son who was to inherit the promises of the LORD. What did Abraham think was going to happen up on that mountain? I can’t say, but he went as far as stretching out a knife toward his promised son, the one through whom his destiny was to be realized.
I am sure Abraham had told Isaac what his destiny would be if he stayed true to HaShem. Isaac was likely 37 years old when the Akedah happened. He willingly submitted himself to be killed and burned. He was obedient to death and yet he knew of the promises of posterity and possession of the Land. What did Yitzchak think was going to happen? I don’t know.Had Abraham or Isaac refused to submit would the details of HaShem’s plans have been altered? Submission meant death, rebellion meant death and yet the Almighty brought an abundance of life and blessing through it all. What faithfulness from Man and G-d, it is truly awe-inspiring.
Daily Devar is a project to read and comment on one chapter of the Bible, 7 times a week.
May our Heavenly Father give you peace and joy.
This is Matthew and I am Walking In Liberty.