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Isaac and the Lamb Play Podcast

Today's Devotion is about Abraham being tested by God with his only son.

Some time later God tested Abraham; he called to him, "Abraham!" And Abraham answered, "Yes, here I am!" "Take your son," God said, "your only son, Isaac, whom you love so much, and go to the land of Moriah. There on a mountain that I will show you, offer him as a sacrifice to me." Early the next morning Abraham cut some wood for the sacrifice, loaded his donkey, and took Isaac and two servants with him. They started out for the place that God had told him about. On the third day Abraham saw the place in the distance. Then he said to the servants, "Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there and worship, and then we will come back to you." Abraham made Isaac carry the wood for the sacrifice, and he himself carried a knife and live coals for starting the fire. As they walked along together, Isaac spoke up, "Father!" He answered, "Yes, my son?" Isaac asked, "I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?" Abraham answered, "God himself will provide one." And the two of them walked on together. When they came to the place which God had told him about, Abraham built an altar and arranged the wood on it. He tied up his son and placed him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he picked up the knife to kill him. But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, "Abraham, Abraham!" He answered, "Yes, here I am." "Don't hurt the boy or do anything to him," he said. "Now I know that you honor and obey God, because you have not kept back your only son from him." Abraham looked around and saw a ram caught in a bush by its horns. He went and got it and offered it as a burnt offering instead of his son.
(Genesis 22:1-13 GNB)

Do you know what a true sacrifice is? Not giving up your chocolate bar so one of the kids will calm down, I mean a real sacrifice. What would you do if you were asked to give up something that was very very special to you?

Abraham was tested by God to see if he was willing to make the greatest sacrifice that has ever been made. He was asked to give up his son. Even though it was heart wrenching for Abraham, he obeyed and was willing to do as God requested. Because of his faithfulness, God stopped him before the sacrifice and provided a ram, or a male lamb, for him to use instead of Isaac.

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