Genesis 22:5 Great Expectations

“He said to his servants, Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.” Genesis 22:5

After many years, one hundred, God finally gives Sarah and Abraham their own son. They name his Isaac. Some years later, after the boy had grown a little older, God tells Abraham to take his son and offer him as a sacrifice.

Immediately Abraham gets his son and takes off to go do a sacrifice. After three days of traveling, Abraham tells the servants with him to wait while he and Isaac go to worship God with a sacrifice. He tells them that they will both return.

Looking at what God told Abraham to do, Abraham had just stated something that should not happen. Isaac was to be killed on an altar. He was not going to return, yet, that is what Abraham had said would happen. Abraham had some great expectations that God would provide for him in some way.

God had promised to make Isaac into a great nation that would bless the world. If Isaac died, then God would have failed. Abraham expected that God would raise Isaac back from the dead or do some other miracle.

God may never ask you to physically sacrifice your own child, but He may ask you to sacrifice something else of great value. You may be looking at that item as something you cannot part with. Yet, God is looking at how faithful you are to Him. How much do you trust Him?

God is never going to ask you to do something that is not for your benefit in the long run. You need to have a great expectation that God will work it out to your benefit in the end. He has given you a promise to provide for all that you need. Do you expect that to happen?

He wants to know where your heart is. Is it in the things that He has blessed you with?

Or is it in Him?

Expect God to meet your needs and go forward with whatever He tells you to do each and every time. Worship God first and let Him take care of everything else.

I pray today that you will know that God will provide for all of your needs; that you will obey God in all that He tells you to do; that you will expect God to do what is best for you; and that you will worship God first and foremost in your life.

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