Monday, June 13, 2011
A Test By God
Have you ever been tested by God? You think that you have prepared well for any test God gives you. You've prayed and listened. You've been faithful. You have all that you need to pass the test right? Oh I forgot one other thing. You have also been obedient as far as you know. It's all good. I want to pause here and tell the story of the Abraham test. Now mind you this took place way before Jesus came and sacrificing was part of God's requirements. This one day God spoke to Abraham and commanded him to take his son Isaac to Mount Moriah to offer him as a sacrifice to God. This was God’s test of Abraham’s faith. Abraham loved his son very much, but did not hesitate to follow God’s words. Abraham was about to sacrifice his son when heard the voice of God saying, “Abraham, Stop! Do not hurt your son. You have proven your faith and shown how much you love me by your willingness to sacrifice your son for me, you have passed the test. I have been tested like this, God has laid a plan out for me and then he said wait....the plan has changed. We must LISTEN to Gods word all the time. He will never steer us wrong.