Lesson Scriptures: Genesis 22:1-14
Key Lesson Theme: “Confidence in Times of Testing”
Today's Lesson: Friday, November 26
1 After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham! ” “Here I am,” he answered.
2 “Take your son,” he said, “your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.”
3 So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took with him two of his young men and his son Isaac. He split wood for a burnt offering and set out to go to the place God had told him about.
4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance.
5 Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey. The boy and I will go over there to worship; then we’ll come back to you.”
6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac. In his hand he took the fire and the knife, and the two of them walked on together.
7 Then Isaac spoke to his father Abraham and said, “My father.” And he replied, “Here I am, my son.” Isaac said, “The fire and the wood are here, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” Then the two of them walked on together.
9 When they arrived at the place that God had told him about, Abraham built the altar there and arranged the wood. He bound his son Isaac and placed him on the altar on top of the wood.
10 Then Abraham reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.
11 But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” He replied, “Here I am.”
12 Then he said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your only son from me.”
13 Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught in the thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.
14 And Abraham named that place The Lord Will Provide, so today it is said, “It will be provided on the Lord’s mountain.”
Live It Out
The story of Abraham and Isaac at Moriah prepares us for an event that would take place many centuries later just outside Jerusalem. What God asked Abraham to do was what God would do in offering up His Son at Calvary. The ultimate way God provides for us is through Jesus Christ. In Him, by His sacrificial atoning death, God provided the way we can be saved from our sin and reconciled to Him.
Have you recently gone through a test of your faith? What was the test and how did you work through it?
Recall experiences you have had in which the Lord provided for a need you could see no way to meet? Worship Him for His graciousness to you in that time.
Until next week Saints…..
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