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We Will Come Right Back

Posted: Tuesday, January 9

 Pastor Tom Murray/

Pastor Tom Murray/

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Genesis 20:1-22:24
Matthew 7:15-29
Psalm 9:1-12
Proverbs 2:16-22

Verse of the Day:

“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)


It is one of the most dramatic historical moments recorded for us in the Bible.

 

God told Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac.  

 

Abraham was prepared to take a knife to the throat of his own son in obedience to God.

 

You can imagine the emotions as Abraham and Isaac walked for three days, carrying wood and a knife - the instrument of death.

 

Why would God take Abraham and Sarah through years of childless heartache, followed by Isaac's miraculous birth, only for Isaac to be sacrificed?

 

If Isaac was killed, how could the promise be fulfilled that Abraham's descendants would exceed the number of stars in the sky (Genesis 15:5, 6)?

 

Yet, Abraham had calm confidence that, somehow, Isaac would emerge from this alive.  He told his 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).

 

We will come right back.  The servants were told Abraham and Isaac would return together.

 

With Isaac willingly laying on the wood and the knife raised, Abraham heard from God. 

 

“Don’t lay a hand on the boy!” the angel said. “Do not hurt him in any way, for now I know that you truly fear God. You have not withheld from me even your son, your only son" (v. 12).

 

You may be going through a season right now where the prognosis is not good, it seems like there's no way out or it feels certain that tomorrow is going to be worse than today.  Yet, you have this confidence that God is in control and capable of the impossible.

 

This is a time to say to God, "I don't know how You're going to do this, but I trust You."

 

We don't know how or when God is going to reveal Himself.  However, we can be confident that He is fully aware of the situation and that His timing is perfect.