Have any of you ever noticed in scripture that sometimes God tests His followers? It actually happens more often in scripture than I have realized. Moses was tested, the followers of Jesus were tested, and Abraham was tested.
Genesis 22 is the account of God asking Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, and this has been, for me, the most profound account of God testing a follower I have come across. Now Isaac was a child born of God’s promise and power, even though his birth seemed impossible due to Abraham and Sarah’s old age. Isaac wasn’t Abraham’s only son, but was the only promised son, of Abraham, who God would confirm His covenant with, as well as his descendants.
And Genesis 22 begins with God testing Abraham.