Wayne and I have read a little ahead of the schedule. We pondered and reread Chapter 22 together this evening for the second time. Wayne commented on how difficult it would be to be willing to sacrifice your own son. Abraham had to have so much faith to be willing to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Do we have enough faith to be willing to do all that God commands us?
The Old Testament is centered around our Savior, Jesus Christ and the people were looking forward to his birth here on earth. Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son just as our Heavenly Father allowed his own son, Jesus Christ, to be sacrificed. Am I willing to sacrifice everything if the Lord required this of me? I would hope that I would be willing and I can apply this principle to how I live my own life every day by looking at my thoughts and actions. Am I living as the Savior wants me to? When I have a difficult choice to make do I think first, "What would Jesus do?"
How would you apply the things that you have read this week to your own life?