Read: Genesis 25-26
Marked: Genesis 25:22, But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If [all is] well, why [am I like] this?” So she went to inquire of the LORD.
Rebekah was troubled with her pregnancy. Wisely she sought the Lord for answers.
Do I seek God when I have two competing thoughts? Maybe I need direction concerning a big decision or regarding a matter of uncertainty.
I can never go wrong seeking the Lord for an answer to my situation instead of leaning on my own understanding. Acknowledging the Lord and seeking His ways is best. Let God direct your paths.
Read: Genesis 22-24
Marked: Genesis 22:1, Now it came to pass after these things that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.”
Have you ever been tested? It’s good when you pass the test. Not so much when you don’t. Here, Abraham is tested in a way that seems impossible to believe.
God asks him to offer up his son, his only son, as a burnt offering. Abraham passed the test, not because he was superhuman, or because he didn’t love his son, but because he feared and trusted God.
Hebrews 11:17 tells us because of faith, Abraham was willing to do what God asked. All his hopes and dreams and the promises of God were in Isaac.
Perhaps that is why Abraham had such a powerful faith. He knew, no matter what, God would fulfill His promise to him concluding that God was able to raise Isaac up, even from death (Hebrews 11:18).
I pray for the faith of Abraham. But I pray I will never be tested like he was.