Day 22 - Lay It All Down

Day 22 - Lay It All Down

Genesis 22

January 22, 2018

Day 22 of our reading is in Genesis 22.


What is the single most important thing in your life?


Can you lay it on the altar of sacrifice?


Abraham was asked of God to sacrifice his son Issac. Abraham did not withhold his son and it was at that point that God provided himself the sacrifice. It's at the point when we are willing to lay it all down that God provides himself as our sacrifice for sin. 

Can we stop the forward progress, hear the words of the Lord, and allow God to provide for us? May it be said of us, "now I know that thou fearest God". ​

Hey Disciples!  Make sure you login to earn points for reading this post, commenting and sharing! 


Genesis 22:1-24 (KJV) 

God, testing Abraham's faith, commands him to sacrifice Isaac

1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
2 And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Abraham gives proof of faith and obedience


3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
4 Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. 

The angel stops him


11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen. 

Abraham is again blessed


15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beersheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beersheba. 

The generation of Nahor to Rebekah


20 And it came to pass after these things, that it was told Abraham, saying, Behold, Milcah, she hath also born children unto thy brother Nahor;
21 Huz his firstborn, and Buz his brother, and Kemuel the father of Aram,
22 And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel.
23 And Bethuel begat Rebekah: these eight Milcah did bear to Nahor, Abraham's brother.
24 And his concubine, whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah. 


The Disciple Project is a group of Bible readers looking to deepen their understanding and relationship with the one, true God, Jesus Christ. Join the group and start your journey today! 

Day 23 - Precious In His Sight
Day 21 - God Keeps His Word

Related Posts

 

Comments 1

Kaitlin Maxwell on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 22:36

I can’t imagine having to be in Abraham’s position. I wonder if he was going back and forth in his head the whole time or if he simply just trusted... We know the actions the people in the Bible took but I wish I could know their mind.

I can’t imagine having to be in Abraham’s position. I wonder if he was going back and forth in his head the whole time or if he simply just trusted... We know the actions the people in the Bible took but I wish I could know their mind.
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 25 August 2019