Genesis 22:2 “And he said Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.”
God told Abraham what the trip was all about before the commencement of the adventure. It was an adventure to offer a sacrifice, “a human sacrifice”. Prior to this time, Abraham had offered different types of animals and birds to God, but this time around the object of sacrifice is going to be a human being.
But this was not just any human; it was Isaac whom he waited at least 25 years to get, counting from when he met God, not when he got married.
We know that Abraham had at least 318 trained servants (Genesis 14:14), excluding the untrained ones and his family members. He could have chosen any of them to sacrifice. God knew this so he decided to be specific by qualifying the sacrifice.
God said, “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest”. God was simply qualifying the sacrifice. God was asking for Abraham’s best and most precious.
God is a God of class and excellence. He doesn’t settle for average stuff. He is a quality God and nothing but the best satisfies him, so he went for the best of Abraham.
The truth is that God wants to give you his best, and as a matter of fact, all of us want God’s best; but the issue is this, can he ask for your best?
I have discovered that men love asking God for bogus things like the best cars, big house, best husband or wife, nice clothes, wonderful homes and heavy bank accounts, amongst others, but God dares not touch those areas of their lives.
There were times, for instance, when God asked you to give somebody a cloth, what was your attitude? Let me guess; you picked one of those you’ve worn and probably didn’t like to give out, while holding on to the new one you’re yet to sew.
To be continued…
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