ABRAHAM, EXAMPLE OF FAITH
(Genesis 12:1-5, 17:15-19, 22:1-13)
A word commonly used but not always understood is the word FAITH.
In Scripture, one of the greatest models of faith is Abraham. 3 experiences in his lif
Like Abraham, we must learn that possession and ownership are two different things. “Hold all things loosely.” It’s only as we open our
hand to let go of what WE have that God can give us what HE has. This is what God did for us–Jesus is our TRUE “Isaac” – the sacrificial
Lamb provided in our place.
Is there some “land” God is calling you to leave behind so that He can take you to the next step? Is there an “Ishmael” hindering and getting in the way of God’s best for your life? Is there an “Isaac” – something very near and dear to you – that God is asking you to place on the altar? Are you more attached to God’s gifts, or to the Giver?