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April 25 Devotion: God’s Commands

God’s Commands

Genesis 22:2 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.

Have you ever tried to imagine what possibly could have been going through the mind Abraham during this event? God promised you a son, and now he is being commanded to offer that son up as a burnt offering. I think it’s easy to just say that God had blessed him with Isaac and if God wanted him to sacrifice him then that’s exactly what he was going to do. I still can’t help to think though about what might’ve been going through Abrahams head. How often are we commanded to do something, but our thoughts are far from what God would have us to do. We might make excuse as to why we can’t follow something God has asked us to do. We will say it’s out of our ability, or even not our responsibility. Too often we give more credence to our worldly thoughts rather than a command from God. When God speaks to us through His Word we will often try to rationalize whatever it may be He has instructed us to do. Therein lies our problem. We can’t make it all make sense. We shouldn’t need it to make sense if it came from God. Many times it will never make sense even after we may have done it successfully. We are just to have faith and act on what God has commanded. We know the faith Abraham had based on verse 5: Genesis 22:5 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.

Abraham was committed to the sacrifice, but he also knew God had promised him a son. So whether God was going to provide another sacrifice, or raise up Isaac, Abraham said that him and his son would return. He just choose to trust on all of what God had promised him. He didn’t question God. He didn’t try to argue with God. He didn’t try to make it all make sense. Abraham was human just like us so it’s very possible he had some thoughts go through his mind about not doing what God had commanded him to do. However, those thoughts are not what he placed his faith in. Are you questioning God about a big decision? Are you trying to make something make sense before you act on it? Stop trying to figure it all out and just trust God. He knows what He’s doing, He knows what’s best for us, He knows what we need to do to see Him get the glory in our lives!

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson


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