09. January 2017 · Comments Off on WHAT TO CONSIDER ABOUT GOD · Categories: God's Plan, Jesus Christ, Relationship, Trusting God

It was by faith that Abraham offered Isaac as a sacrifice when God was testing him. Abraham, who had received God’s promises, was ready to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, even though God had told him, “Isaac is the son through whom your descendants will be counted.” ABRAHAM REASONED THAT IF ISAAC DIED, GOD WAS ABLE TO BRING HIM BACK TO LIFE AGAIN… (Hebrews 11:17-19 NLT).

Beloved, there are things that we need to consider about God that would make it easier to obey whatever He has asked us to do. I can only just imagine what would have been going through Abraham’s mind as he took those 3 days’ journey to the land of Moriah;

“But I’m sure I heard God correctly. Yes, I did. He definitely told me that Isaac is the son through whom my descendants will be counted but what is He up to by asking me to sacrifice him. No Isaac can’t die. Well, what if He dies? Isn’t it the same God that gave him to us when my own body was already dead (since I was about a hundred years old), and my wives womb was already dead (Romans 4:19). Well, maybe if he dies. No, I’m confident that even if Isaac dies, God is able to raise him from the dead. There’s no need to be worried. We will be right back… Stay here with the donkey,” Abraham told the servants. “The boy and I will travel a little farther. We will worship there, AND THEN WE WILL COME RIGHT BACK.” (Genesis 22:5 NLT). I’m positive we will be right back.

Beloved, Isaac also had some considering to do. He must have thought to himself, “there’s something odd about this scene”… Abraham placed the wood for the burnt offering on Isaac’s shoulders, while he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them walked on together, Isaac turned to Abraham and said, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “WE HAVE THE FIRE AND THE WOOD,” THE BOY SAID, “BUT WHERE IS THE SHEEP FOR THE BURNT OFFERING?” “GOD WILL PROVIDE a sheep for the burnt offering, my son,” Abraham answered. AND THEY BOTH WALKED ON TOGETHER (Genesis 22:6-8 NLT).

Beloved, I’m guessing they must have had a chat on the way which went something like this… “You see my son, let me tell you about the God we are going to worship. Once upon a time your mother and I were unable to have a child. We waited on the Lord for about 25 years and just when we thought there was no humanly reason for us to ever have a child, the Lord asked us this question… – Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return about this time next year, and Sarah will have a son.” (Genesis 18:14 NLT) and you see, that son happens to be you. This is the same GOD that WILL PROVIDE a sheep for the burnt offering… AND THEY BOTH WALKED ON TOGETHER. No more questions from either of them and the Lord didn’t disappoint them.

Beloved, do you have some considering to do? IS God ABLE? CAN HE PROVIDE? HAS HE PROVIDED IN THE PAST? CAN GOD LIE?

God bless you in Jesus Christ name
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