“𝙸𝚜 𝙰𝚗𝚢 𝚃𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚃𝚘𝚘 𝙷𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝙻𝚘𝚛𝚍?”
Abraham’s life, filled with events both heartbreaking and heartwarming, is evidence of a truth Abraham learned in a vision—that we are on earth to be proven, “to see if [we] will do all things whatsoever the Lord [our] God shall command” (Abraham 3:25).
Would Abraham himself prove faithful?
Would he continue to have faith in God’s promise of a large posterity, even when he and Sarah were still childless in their old age?
And once Isaac was born, would Abraham’s faith endure the unthinkable—a command to sacrifice the very son through whom God had promised to fulfill that covenant?
Abraham did prove faithful.
Abraham trusted God, and God trusted Abraham.
In Genesis 18–23, we find stories from the lives of Abraham and others that can prompt us to think about our own ability to believe God’s promises, to flee wickedness and never look back, and to trust God regardless of the sacrifice.
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: Sarah and Isaac, by Scott Snow