Jus Josef brings us part 2, “Willingness” in his exclusive devotion entitled “The Provision Series.”
The second part of “The Provision Series” follows last weeks ideas of “being serious about our commitment to God” as a precursor to seeing His divine provision evident in our life.
Also, we explored, briefly, Abraham’s patience as he waited for God’s promise. We explored ideas of discipline and positioning ourselves to hear God’s Word throughout our day to day lives. It’s easy to forget that “faith cometh by hearing…” (Romans 10:17)
“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.” (Genesis 22:2)
Man! What kind of thoughts do you think went through Abraham’s head as God was telling him he had to burn his ONLY son? The son of promise. The son he waited for, for over 2 decades. And now, here he was, the same God that gave him his son, telling him he had to give him back.
Have you ever had something God has given you, and then felt the disappointment of the idea of returning that same thing?
Historically, Abraham was alive around 2000 B.C. Human sacrifice was nothing new to Abraham or his surroundings. Abraham is called “The Father of Faith.” Romans said he didn’t “stagger” at the promise of God. (Romans 4:20)
We read in the book of Hebrews 11:17-19:17By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, 18even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” 19Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death.
We can now infer that it was through faith in the resurrection power of God that he was able to go through with the task at hand. It was faith that made his journey to that mountain bearable.
Where is our faith today? Are we still believing God will provide what He said He would? Or have we reasoned His provision out of our lives?
I encourage you to still believe in God’s Word Today! See you next week. Be blessed!