- I and the lad will go…and return (verse 5) – Abraham fully expected Isaac to return with him from the sacrifice there are at least two reasons for this. First…
- God will provide for Himself the lamb… (verse 8) – Abraham believed that there would be a substitute, or…
- Abraham believed that should there not be, God would raise Isaac from the dead. For in fact God had already raised Isaac from Sarah’s dead womb.
- …Bound his son, Isaac, and laid him on the altar… (verse 9) – Isaac had to cooperate with this. This indicates that he understood what his father did that the promise of God was sure. It seems that he shared his father’s faith that he would survive.
- …and took the knife to slay his son… (verse 10) – Abraham was completely sold out to his trust that God would do what He said He would do. He did not know how God was going to pull this off, but that was the case with Isaac’s birth in the first place. Abraham believed and moved without hesitation to obey.
Interact with them and tell them how you would feel as Abraham.
Then pray together for the Lord to increase your faith.