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Today's reading: Genesis 22:1-24

Genesis 22 contains one of the most significant accounts in the Old Testament. In it we find the recorded story of how God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his cherished and only son, Isaac. This chapter is rich with lessons and foreshadows God's plan of salvation through Jesus's sacrifice for our sins, which takes place hundreds of years later.

There's no doubt that Abraham was a Godly man. Even so, God tested Abraham by asking him to give up the one thing he treasured most—his only son Isaac. I can only imagine the horrific feeling that must have come over Abraham when God instructed him to sacrifice Isaac. My heart aches as I read this account, and I'm fairly certain Abraham's heart was breaking too. Yet he responded obediently, loading up his donkey the very next morning—no waiting or trying to negotiate with God—to do as he was charged. The verse that impacted me most in this chapter was verse 8. Abraham's response to Isaac's questioning about the whereabouts of the lamb to be sacrificed reveals Abraham's absolute trust that God is sovereign and always has the ultimate and best plan.

What's one lesson you learned or noticed from this account? How has going through testing impacted your spiritual life, either presently or in the past? Tami

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Tami, the lesson today made me search my heart would I have passed this test?

One lesson learned
Isaac shows that he trusted and obeyed his father, Abraham like Abraham had the same trust and obey the Lord relationship.
Issac was old enough to talk,his father Abraham bound him and laid him on the altar and both saw God provide a ram!
God's timing is perfect!

Going through testings helps your faith in the Lord to trust and obey and then God supplies the need. God did not reward my doubting or worrying only when I surrender and trusted Him to provide, He did!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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