Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Mark Ottaway
One of the greatest tests of faith in the Scriptures is recorded in the story of Abraham and Isaac in Genesis 22. God had commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. The great challenge for Abraham of course, was not only that this was his son whom he loved (Gen 22:2), but he was also the very son who the Lord had promised to Abraham in his old age. Isaac would have represented to Abraham the culmination of a life’s hope, as well as the clear answer to the promises of God. Ultimately all those who would be saved, from the Old Testament saint to the New Testament saint to those saved today, would come through the line of Abraham; as it was through Abraham’s descendants came the promised Messiah, Jesus Christ.