Yesterday in church, the sermon text was Genesis 22:1-19, in which God tests Abraham by telling him to sacrifice his son Isaac.
When we were studying for the sermon this week, Jay Strother sent me this note, which a member had found in his father-in-law's old Sunday School lesson notes:
“This was more that the sacrifice of his son. This was the sacrifice of himself and his hope for the future — but until he was able to lay everything he had on the altar, God could not use him — so it is with us.”
I've been pondering this statement. Do you think it is true?