GENESIS 22 IN FOCUS
THINK ABOUT IT
What worries you each day?
where have you reach in life?
what temptations are you going through in life?
why would you give up in trying times?
do you know what shall come after the test?
After Jesus Christ had completed His entire test to begin His work, angels from Heaven came down to glorify Him. ”Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.”11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”. The apostle Paul, embarking on the arduous errand of spreading the gospel said, ‘‘I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
Soldiers were shaken in their boots at the appearance of Goliath. Well trained men could not stand the presence of Goliath. After David solved the greatest puzzle of the Israelite s’ , he won a crown of glory.
Abraham had been waiting for a son from God and he was fortunate to have this awesome son. He was however faced with the greatest trial ever than he had endured. 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 least hesitated to obey the commands of God but responded promptly. He took a three day journey only to go and sacrifice his only son.
God knows the very reasons why we go through what we go through. Hold on! thy savior comes. If only you are walking by the commands of God, then trials and temptations of life are a gateway to your utmost blessings. Obedience is the key. Obedience, Yes obedience to the will of God. Then shall you also receive these words ”
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.
Live by the will of God though thou go through the thickest trials of life. Be obedient to His voice. Respect His commands, then you shall receive the uncommon crown of blessings.
when you meet trials and temptations, remember Abraham!