No more profound biblical example of costly obedience and
trust exists than in the figure of Abraham. His trust in God was
resolute, and his worship was expensive—it cost him everything.
He was asked to sacrifice not only his son but also his
interpretation of what God had promised in the generations that would
come through him. Nevertheless, he was willing to trust God with the
consequences of what He required, and he established a testimony of
faithful obedience by which all followers of Jehovah could be inspired.
How have you responded in the past when God called you to a costly act of obedience? What was the outcome?
Father, regardless of what our response has been before,
we ask to be made willing to release anything we’ve held more dearly
than You. Thank You for the example of Your servant Abraham. Help us
not to waver in our faith. Strengthen us to trust in You without