“What is your greatest fear? It probably has something to do with loss. (Or Spiders!) For Abraham, it was the loss of his only child and miracle baby son Isaac who was given to him and his wife in their old age. The story unfolds in Genesis 18-22. If you know the story, then you know that God tested Abraham and spared Isaac! But Why? The Journey From Death To Life Is The Journey From To The “Brink of Fear” To The “Breaking Of Faith.”
GOD DOESN’T HAVE YOUR FAITH UNTIL HE HAS YOUR FEAR!
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raises the dead. 2 Corinthians 1:9 (NASB)
“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C.S. Lewis
“By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. Hebrews 11:17-19 (NIV)
The Bible Episodes 1 & 2
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