Hebrews 11:17-19 – By Faith

Hebrews 11:17-19
By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

-“I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” (Jeremiah 32:27)  There came a day in Abraham’s life when he was asked by God to make the ultimate sacrifice; the life of his child.  It may seem inconceivable, but remember that this is the same God who visited Abraham before and proved Himself by giving Abraham this very child in the first place with a question, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14)  Abraham must have repeated these words a hundred times as he walked those final steps and put Isaac on the altar that he himself had to build.  Abraham’s faith was obviously in the right place because he concluded that God was able to bring his son back from the grave (Hebrews 11:19), even though scripture gives us no indication that Abraham had witnessed such a resurrection before.  None of us may ever be called upon to make such a show of faith, but if Abraham can trust the Lord with the life of his son, certainly we can trust the Lord with our daily trials.

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